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Correspondence, reports and administrative records concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A. associations in Hibbing and Mankato, Minnesota and the development of organized work in the Iron Range. The Iron Range area of Minnesota is a largely rural depending on mining as an industry. The reports and correspondence include a Ford Study of the communities, assessments of the needs of the women and girls and description of cooperation with the YWCA of Hibbing and the YWCA of Virginia, Minnesota. Documents concerning the associations in Hibbing and Mankato include governing documents, association fact sheets and histories, building surveys, reports and correspondence concerning cooperation with the local YMCA's, visitation reports and lists of professional and volunteer leadership. In addition, the YWCA of Mankato documents include a copy of the constitution of the Women's Athletic Association of Mankato.
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.
Minnesota, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.