Documents concerning the administration, programs, building, leadership and services of YWCA of the U.S.A. associations in Maine. The microdex begins with a copy of non-profit corporation law for the state of Maine and a report of the "Every Community Survey of Main," a study of the rural religious life of protestant churches in towns with populations less than five thousand. Visitation reports make assessments of the existing leadership and YWCA program, membership and community interest, and the needs of the women and girls of the community. Other documents include lists of professional and volunteer leadership, historical summaries of the association, document concerning the association buildings and facilities, fact sheets and governing documents. YWCA of Bar Harbor documents also include correspondence concerning their cooperation with the local YMCA, a community study of Bar Harbor and a study of the religious and social problems of Bar Harbor.
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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.
Maine, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.
Box 2: Series 2; Series 3, Reel 179