Documents concerning the YWCA of Detroit, Michigan's Central, Dearborn, Highland Park, International Center, Lucy Thurman and Saint Aubin branches. As a large metropolitan association branches are established to reach specific groups of members or geographic areas. Documents include governing documents, visitation and summary reports, lists of committee and board members, building dedication programs and completed residence surveys. The Lucy Thurman Branch of the YWCA of Detroit serves the African American members. Correspondence and reports include discussion of the interracial policies of the YWCA of Detroit and the YWCA of the U.S.A. To meet the unique needs of the immigrant women and girls the International Center Branch offers services to help its members and their families adjust to life in the United States. Documents concerning the Dearborn Branch describe its organization and eventual absorption into the YWCA of Detroit.
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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.
Michigan, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.
Box 2: Series 2; Series 3, Reel 182