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Documents concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A. Community Division. The Community Division's purpose is to provide direct services to local associations and aid in communication between local associations and the national organization, as well as to other organizations. Branch and center materials concern work with African American women, Asian American women and International Institutes serving women immigrants. A history of the development of the branches and their purpose in addition to documents studying their relationship to the YWCA of the U.S.A. as a whole, documents the history of the branches and relationship to the YWCA of the U.S.A. Other materials include reports from the Community Division on constituency groups including young girls, business and professional women, industrial women, the Girl Reserve, rural girls, war relocation centers, immigrants and others.
The records are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection with the following accesptions: Portions of the physical papers are stored offsite. To access the microfilm reels and boxes 893-964 and 1061-1132, researchers must give two working days advance notice. Access to audiovisual materials may first require production of research copies.
Use and Reproduction
To the extent that it owns copyright, the YWCA of the U.S.A. has retained copyright of the records in this group; however, copyright in other items in this collection may be held by their respective creators. For reproductions of materials that are governed by fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. In all other cases, YWCA of the U.S.A. has authorized the Sophia Smith Collection to grant permission to publish reproductions or quotations on its behalf. For materials in the collection not created by YWCA of the U.S.A., researchers are responsible for determining who may hold materials' copyrights and obtaining approval from them if reqired by law. Researchers do not need anything further from Smith College Special Collections to move forward with the use of those materials.
Community Division, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.