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Documentation concerning local and national policies and practices to address racism in the YWCA of the U.S.A. and work towards "One YWCA." Materials outline local and national practices and implementation techniques for reaching inclusive clubs and leadership, reports and statements from local associations on inclusive efforts, recommendations and practices for a national level, and an outline of groups and their policies. A credo from W. E. B. DuBois can be found in the national policies and practices in addition to the "Interracial policy of the YWCA of the U.S.A." edited by Dorothy Height. Local materials include a survey sent out local associations and a table of their results. Finally, program materials include a document outlining practices for addressing conflict and various suggestions for programming.
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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Interracial, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.