Reports, administrative records, correspondence and documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. associations and studies in Iowa. Visitation reports describe and assess the association's program, leadership, activities, facilities and services. Additional documents concerning the YWCA of Waterloo, Iowa include lists of professional and volunteer leadership, historical summaries of the association, fact sheets, a completed residence survey, the report of a standards study and governing documents. In Spencer, Iowa a registered YWCA club is interested in becoming an affiliated association with the YWCA, either through organizing an independent association or through joining the Iowa District YWCA. Correspondence and reports document their organizing efforts and the input from the YWCA of the U.S.A. In addition, correspondence regarding money left to the YWCA in an estate is included. Reports from Truro, Vinton and West Liberty assess their Girl Reserve clubs while visitation reports from waverly and Winterset report on the community's current services for women and girls and their YWCA activities.
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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.
Iowa, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.
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