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Documents concerning the international conferences of the World Young Women's Christian Associations in Berlin, Beirut, Budapest and Hoddeston. Conferences are held to unite the national associations under common purpose and aim, discuss future plans and to make decisions affecting the international organizations. In 1928-1929 the discussions center on the role of the association in the changing political, economic and social conditions around the world. The role of Christianity in this work is also discussed and national associations bring updates regarding YWCA activity in their countries. In addition, the conferences may discuss the relationship of the YWCA to other organizations, the relationship between the many parts of the World YWCA to each other and to national associations and the relationship of the church to the World YWCA.
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.
World's YWCA, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.