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Documents concerning the training of secretaries and leaders of the YWCA of the U.S.A. To ensure adequately trained staff and their continuing development several methods of training are used. The fellowship in training program is a fellowship opportunity for women interested in social work in the YWCA of the U.S.A. Women accepted into the two year fellowship receive a stipend to complete graduate work in the field of social work and complete training requirements at a local association. In-service training sessions are opportunities for new secretaries to train in the field and become oriented to the purpose, aims and philosophies of the YWCA of the U.S.A. These training opportunities can be formal classes, observations or a combination. Training institutes are formal programs held regionally with structured classes and learning objectives. Reports, discussion and class outlines and correspondence concern case studies used, discuss training methods, outline courses of study and assess the success of 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.
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.