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YWCA of the U.S.A. training project budgets, statements, workshop materials and documents concerning the YWCA School for Professional Workers. To develop leadership skills and train secretaries in method and techniques used in the diverse sections of the YWCA of the U.S.A., training workshops, summer schools, seminars and institutes are offered by the YWCA of the U.S.A. Budget forms track the expenses incurred and fees collected for such training courses. Leadership workshops offer sessions on techniques for handling challenging scenarios, management skills, training and working with diverse constituent groups. The YWCA School for Professional Workers is a training program for new YWCA of the U.S.A. employees. The sessions orient the new worker on the purpose and aims of the YWCA of the U.S.A. in addition to providing lessons in leadership and programming method used. Pamphlets and reports for these training sessions provide overviews of the course content and make assessments of the content. Outlines, schedules and bibliographies provide a more in depth look at the course content. Other materials pamphlets for new employees, reports and assessments of training programs and correspondence concerning the arrangements for the training programs.
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.
Leadership, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.