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Documents concerning health programs, education and policies of the YWCA of the U.S.A. including the American Osteopathic Association, Athletic Association, bibliographies, Bureau of Social Education and conferences. American Osteopathic Association materials are comprised of correspondence regarding a policy change in the YWCA to accept either Doctors of Medicine(M.D.) or Doctors of Osteopathy(D.O.) for their medical examinations. Athletic Association includes minutes and meeting reports, the Athletic Association constitutions, and a program from a 1922 inter-YWCA athletic meet in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Also included is a national point program outlining how girls could earn points by conducting certain activities. The bibliographies lists books, posters, and charts to be used in health education and activities and includes annotations. The YWCA of the U.S.A. Bureau of Social Education seeks to train girls in the "art of living" and is a compliment to the expanded health programs. Lectures, reports, and pamphlets address sex education, diet, wardrobe, mental wellness, reading and education, and other topics relating to mind and body. Conference materials describe physicians' roles at conferences and suggestions to the health program.
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.
Health, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.