Reports, correspondence and administrative records concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. associations in Sterling, Streator, Waukegan, Wheaton and Woodford County, Illinois. Visitation reports describe and assess the association's program, leadership, activities, facilities and services. Other documents include constitutions and bylaws, lists of professional and volunteer leadership and association historical summaries and fact sheets. The YWCA of Streator efforts to reorganize following a period of suspension, agreement with the local YMCA and disaffiliation are documented in correspondence and reports. Woodford County documents include information concerning their disaffiliation from the YWCA of the U.S.A. and a report from Wheaton, Illinois concerns the challenges of the registered YWCA there.
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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.
Illinois, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.
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