Correspondence, reports and administrative records concerning the YWCA of Minneapolis, Minnesota's history, affiliation, camp facilities, building, leadership, program for industrial women and overall programs and services. As is custom for YWCA of the U.S.A. associations, the YWCA of Minneapolis uses studies to inform their program, services and leadership and to evaluate their current practices. A study of the social and health services of Minneapolis conducted by the Community Chests and Councils, Inc. assesses the services available in the community and the community needs. The self study of the association is a collection of materials gathered together to make an assessment of the association's program and operations. Also included are documents concerning the association's camp facility Lyman Lodge, fundraising pamphlets, correspondence and reports concerning the industrial program, lists of professional and volunteer leadership and a residence survey. The association's history, organization and structure is documented in historical notes, association fact sheets and governing documents.
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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.
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.
Minnesota, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.
Box 2: Series 2; Series 3, Reel 184