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Documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. work in normal, private and professional schools as well as program and policy documents for the National Student YWCA. Reports, notes and minutes concerning work with normal, private and professional schools include discussion of their relationship to the National Student YWCA and other student associations, descriptions of the work and activities at those types of institutions, problems and challenges unique to the groups, and updates from specific institutions or regions. Policy and program documents include program handbooks and policies of relationship with other organizations, student groups in different types of institutions, and policies of regional student commissions.
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.
Student, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.