Documents concerning immigration and the YWCA of the U.S.A. including foreign groups, legislation, native language, National Citizenship Education Program, and the National Council on Naturalization and Citizenship. The "Handbook on Racial and Nationality Backgrounds" examines six nationalities and backgrounds discussing the history, religion, and culture of the country of origin, immigrant experiences in America, expression through art, literature, food, and music, and teaching aids for associations. Teaching aids include materials to address stereotypes. Legislation materials document efforts of the YWCA to influence legislative matters addressing the Smith-Mundt Act, the Kerr bill, and other measures. The "Mother Tongue" section addresses the inclusion of data regarding first language in the 1930 and 1940 United States censuses. Materials include data on languages spoken and preservation of languages in America. Other materials include conference minutes and reports from the National Citizenship Education Program, and the National Council on Naturalization and Citizenship, education materials for serving immigrant women and those seeking citizenship, discussions of immigrants during World War II, and other topics.
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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.
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.
Immigration, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.
Box 2: Series 2; Series 3, Reel 99