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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.
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This collection is open for use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections. However, by agreement with the YWCA of the U.S.A., microdexes known to contain financial records or personal health information (usually on job applications) were not digitized and/or not published in our online repository as part of the CLIR Digitizing Hidden Collections grant. These microdexes may still be accessed on the original microfilm, and digital files may be made available to individual researchers upon request.
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To the extent that it owns copyright, YWCA of the USA has retained copyright in its works donated to Smith College, but has has authorized Smith College Special Collections to grant permission to publish reproductions or quotations from the records on its behalf. 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. For those few instances beyond fair use, or which may regard materials in the collection not created by YWCA of the USA, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold materials' copyrights and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from Smith College Special Collections to move forward with their use.
Copyrights, counseling, data and statistics, and dedication services, Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History, MS 00324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.