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Correspondence and reports from YWCA staff in South America. The YWCA of the U.S.A. supports YWCA associations in South America by sending American women to to fill leadership positions, act as advisors, report on work to the United States and assess the status of the YWCA associations in South America and its service to the women. In addition, arrangements are made for South American women to visit the United States and exchange ideas and resources with secretaries of the YWCA of the U.S.A. Reports and correspondence contain narrative accounts of the association work, analysis of the needs of the women of South America, descriptions of the nature of the YWCA work and challenges faced by the associations. Documents are arranged alphabetically by reporter's last name covering last names beginning with the letters A through C.
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.
South America, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.