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Documents concerning studies of the status of African American secretaries and the evaluation of the job of executive director in the YWCA of the U.S.A. To assess the status of the African American YWCA of the U.S.A. employees a questionnaire is distributed regarding employee experiences, ideas for further inclusiveness and attitudes towards their job. In addition, the questionnaires inquire about how race has affected job experience and opportunity in the YWCA of the U.S.A. Completed questionnaires are included in the materials. To analyze and improve the job of executive secretary, a detailed study is conducted and results are interpreted to better inform job descriptions and duties of executive secretaries. The method of study is outlined in documents and reports and the results of the study are analyzed in the findings report.
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.