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Minutes, correspondence and reports concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A.'s work with American War-Community Services, inc., an organization created to facilitate and coordinate the financing and support of war-service project and bring health and social services to war affected communities lacking those services. YWCA War-Community Service Committee meeting minutes concern ongoing projects, staff updates and assignments, finances and project assessments. Reports summarize and assess the American War-Community Services projects by community as well as describe the results of the work, the effect on the associations and the needs of the communities served. Other documents include narrative reports of American War-Community Services projects and correspondence concerning the YWCA's work with the organization.
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.
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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.