Documents concerning the YWCA of Baltimore, Maryland, its branch and its international center. Visitation reports of the YWCA of Baltimore make assessments of the existing leadership and YWCA program, membership and community interest, and the needs of the women and girls of the community. Additional documents include anniversary programs and pamphlets and leadership conference notes. The Madison Avenue Branch of the YWCA of Baltimore in a center for its African American members. The branch's move from Druid Hill Avenue to Madison Avenue is described in correspondence and reports and includes descriptions of the reason for moving and challenges to the building project. The relationship between the Madison Avenue branch and the central association is addressed in correspondence as well as in the branch's bylaws and constitutions. In addition to the Madison Avenue Branch, the YWCA of Baltimore includes an international center that provides services and programming for the immigrants and international community. Visitation reports, correspondence and administrative records describe and assess the work of the center and the relationship to the central association. A study of the international community of Baltimore and its relationship to the international center provides and assessment of the work of the center and the community needs.
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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.
Maryland, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.
Box 2: Series 2; Series 3, Reel 180