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The National Training School of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America offers graduate courses for experienced YWCA of the U.S.A. secretaries, men and women working in related fields and those looking to redirect their careers to a related field. Correspondence, minutes and reports concern the formation, development, assessment and content of the National Training School. For those interested in specific training or not enrolled in the training school, the YWCA of the U.S.A. offers training seminars. Seminars are for experienced YWCA of the U.S.A. secretaries and concern administrative and management duties, trend and methods in social work and group work, working with business and professional or industrial groups during times of economic depression and unemployment and methods for training staff and volunteers. Seminar notes, findings and correspondence provide overviews and assessments of the program in addition to summarizing session content.
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.
Leadership, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.