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Documents concerning old age pensions, retirement funds, unemployment, and other insurance concerns in the YWCA of the U.S.A. Old age pension materials concern the adoption of Social Security benefits in the YWCA. Minutes and correspondence discuss the application of the Social Security to YWCA employees and discuss adopting alternative retirement benefits for employees not qualifying for Social Security benefits. Retirement plan materials further discuss the adoption of Social Security benefits and explain benefit eligibility and contributions. In addition, correspondence may address requests for changes to retirement plans, and a document explains the by-laws governing the retirement plan. Unemployment documents may include reports from the unemployment insurance committee, summaries of employee unemployment insurance plans, a comparison of buying state(New York) or private unemployment insurance, proposals for unemployment insurance, and articles explaining unemployment insurance. Miscellaneous materials concern all matters of insurance and may include matters of group insurance, household employees, automobile insurance, and other topics.
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.
Insurance, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.