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Documents concerning the work of the United Service Organizations (USO) during World War II including the YWCA of the U.S.A.'s involvement. During World War II the YWCA of the U.S.A. collaborates with the YMCA on USO projects. A summary report of this cooperation assesses the relationship between the two and summarizes the nature of their cooperation. Documents concerning the purpose of the YWCA of the U.S.A.'s USO work includes bylaws, descriptions of the purpose and aims of the USO division of the National Board of the YWCA of the U.S.A. and a history of YWCA war work. Other documents include correspondence and reports concerning the USO after the end of World War II, a report of soldiers use and opinions of the USO and lists of YWCA USO operations.
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.
War Work, World War II, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.