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Documents concerning the affiliation, administration, services and leadership of YWCA of the U.S.A. associations in Iowa. Correspondence from Council Bluffs concerns a sum of money that was left for the organization of a YWCA. The YWCA of the U.S.A. is not aware of the fund until after it expires and seeks more information about the situation. The program planning study of Creston studies the community population, history and geography to better inform programming decisions. YWCA of Davenport documents include correspondence and reports concerning their relationship with the Lend-A-Hand Club for Girls and the local YMCA. The Lend-A-Hand Club for GIrls overlaps in programming and purpose with the YWCA of Davenport and they seek to find a way to combine their services under the YWCA of Davenport. Other documents include administrative records, constitutions and bylaws, anniversary programs, visitation reports and lists of professional and volunteer leadership.
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This collection is open for use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections. However, by agreement with the YWCA of the U.S.A., microdexes known to contain financial records or personal health information (usually on job applications) were not digitized and/or not published in our online repository as part of the CLIR Digitizing Hidden Collections grant. These microdexes may still be accessed on the original microfilm, and digital files may be made available to individual researchers upon request.
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To the extent that it owns copyright, YWCA of the USA has retained copyright in its works donated to Smith College, but has has authorized Smith College Special Collections to grant permission to publish reproductions or quotations from the records on its behalf. 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. For those few instances beyond fair use, or which may regard materials in the collection not created by YWCA of the USA, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold materials' copyrights and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from Smith College Special Collections to move forward with their use.
Iowa, Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History, MS 00324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.