Documents concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A. work in Michigan, inquiries into the development of new associations associations in Ann Arbor, Battle Creek and Bay City. Prior to developing new associations, the YWCA of the U.S.A. studies the current services for women in an area, the community interest, community need and potential leadership. These factors are considered in visitation reports and correspondence with the community leaders and organizers in Adrian, Cedar Springs and Coldwater. Also included are reports of studies made of the rural work and rural communities of Michigan. These reports inform decisions regarding development and assessments of how the YWCA is reaching rural women. Association files for Ann Arbor, Battle Creek and Bay City include visitation reports assessing and describing association leadership, services and challenges constitutions and bylaws, lists of professional and volunteer leadership, residence surveys, historical summaries of the associations and correspondence.
Michigan, United States
Adrian, Lenawee, Michigan, United States
Ann Arbor, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States
Battle Creek, Calhoun, Michigan, United States
Bay City, Bay, Michigan, United States
Cedar Springs, Kent, Michigan, United States
Coldwater, Branch, Michigan, United States
1 partial reel
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