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Documents concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A.'s requests for copyright, counseling services, the YWCA of the U.S.A. Data and Statistics Department, and dedication services. The Womans Press, the publishing division of the YWCA of the U.S.A., corresponds with the Library of Congress Copyright Office to make inquiries regarding their copyright statutes and requests copyright on their publications. Responses from the Library of Congress include excerpts from the rules and policies governing the materials in question. Counseling materials concern the YWCA of the U.S.A.'s services to individuals needing counseling from trained women. Memorandums, correspondence, and other documents discuss how the services fit into the YWCA purpose, the needs of individual groups such as young girls and employed women, and cooperation with other service providers such as Traveler's Aid. The YWCA of the U.S.A. Data and Statistics Department collects, analyzes and interprets information from local associations. Results are used to form narrative reports regarding the overall performance of the YWCA of the U.S.A., assess how individual and association needs are being met and plan the program emphases. Dedication programs celebrating anniversaries and new buildings are arranged alphabetically by city.
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.
Copyrights, counseling, data and statistics, and dedication services, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.