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Documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. associations in Iowa. The YWCA of the U.S.A. conducts studies to determine the needs of the women and girls of Iowa, assess the current associations and Girl Reserve clubs available and determine areas for future development as part of an "occupying the field" initiative. The Iowa-Nebraska study analyzes the geographic groupings of associations and areas of needs. Girl Reserve studies in Anamosa, Atlantic and Belle Plaine assess their Girl Reserve clubs making recommendations for future development or leadership. Documents concerning the YWCA of Boone, Indiana include a residence survey, governing documents such as constitutions and bylaws, association fact sheets, historical notes and visitation reports.
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.
Use and Reproduction
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.