Reports of studies concerning the YWCA of Detroit, Michigan, its community and community services in Detroit. In order to better understand the communities they serve and to assess the structure and organization of the association as well as its ability to meet the needs of the community, YWCA of the U.S.A. associations use studies conducted by its members, committees or outside organizations. A report published by the Community Chest and Council of Social Agencies of Metropolitan Detroit provides a history and summary of social services in the city. With the aim of improving youth services and better meeting the needs of the youth of Detroit a study is made in cooperation with the National Youth Administration, the Council of Social Agencies of Metropolitan Detroit and the Detroit Council for Youth Service. The report presents information collected concerning youth, the social and economic background of the city and youth agencies and makes a narrative assessment of the information. Studies of the YWCA of Detroit include a thesis written for a University of Michigan Master of Social Work concerning the growth and development of the association over fifty years and a report of the education goals and programs of the many facets of work of 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.
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