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Articles, budgets and bulletins concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. work with women and girls employed in industry. Articles are clippings or entire articles relating to the industrial work with employed women and their families. Industrial budgets materials concern fair wages and cost of living for employed women and may include sample budgets for fair standards of living, discussion of current wages and living standards in the United States and around the world, working conditions of various employments, and bibliographies. The "Industrial Bulletin" is a periodic publication from the industrial department of the YWCA of the U.S.A. to YWCA industrial secretaries. Bulletins discuss labor and industry issues faced by employed women including fair wages, union organization, working conditions and treatment, workers education, methods of reaching employed women, policy agendas, employment of young women, foreign laborers, 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.
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.
Industrial, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.