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Documents concerning a project proposal to the International Harvester Company and reports from YWCA of the U.S.A. secretaries working with rural communities. In order to help fund rural projects and expansion, the YWCA of the U.S.A. sends project proposals to International Harvester Company seeking their financial support. Documents include the project proposal reports and statements of purpose in addition to correspondence concerning the progress and outcome of the appeals. Annual and biennial reports from secretaries working with rural communities include summaries of the association activities, progress reports on development of established associations, updates on new associations and discussions of conditions in rural communities. Other reports concern the relationship between the national organization and rural associations, cooperation with other organizations, leadership development, regional community updates and the Southern Tenant Farmers Union Project in Memphis, Tennessee.
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.
Rural, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.