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Documents concerning the international conferences of the World Young Women's Christian Associations in Oxford and Hoddeston, England. Delegates from national associations and members of the World YWCA executive committee meet to unite under a common purpose and aim, discuss the future of the YWCA movement and discuss and vote on matters that affect the international organization. In addition, delegates may bring updates and needs from their national associations. Minutes, reports and proceedings summarize and outline the conference proceedings and preparatory materials sent to delegates ahead of time contain readings to prepare them for the conference discussions. The materials for the Oxford, England conference contain copies from "Alden's Oxford Guide."
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.
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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.
World's YWCA, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.