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Documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. and World War II including Junior Citizens Service Corps, National War Fund, program priorities, rationing, YWCA of the U.S.A. round-the-clock programs and the program of the National Student YWCA. The Office of Civilian Defense creates the Junior Citizens Service Corps to recognize the service of youth under sixteen in the war effort. Pamphlets describe the purpose and aims of the group and how to become involved. Other documents concern the administration and management of local service corps and membership. Rationing materials include applications for rations and equipment and YWCA of the U.S.A. statements regarding rationing and ration priorities. National War Fund materials include pamphlets explaining the purpose and activities of the fund, budget reports and correspondence concerning the fund. In response to the changing demand on workers in the United States the YWCA of the U.S.A. develops round-the-clock programs to serve swing and night shift workers and expand the National Student YWCA program. Round-the-clock program documents are a compiled report of surveys and letters responding to the program. National Student YWCA pamphlets, minutes and reports concern the effect the war has on student and how the program is responding to these changing needs.
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.