Reports, correspondence, administrative records and other documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. associations in East St. Louis, Elgin and Evanston, Illinois. Visitations reports describe and assess the association services, leadership and programs in addition to describing the community served and their needs. Residence surveys gather information concerning residence services and facilities offered and their use. Other documents include governing documents such as constitutions and bylaws, administrative records, association histories and fact sheets and lists of professional and volunteer leadership. Addition documents concerning the YWCA of East, St. Louis include a study of the association and its activities, a study of the working and living conditions of the immigrant population and correspondence concerning the relationship between the YWCA of East St. Louis and the Mary Bethune Club. The Mary Bethune Club, a club for African American women, is interested in becoming members of the local YWCA. The correspondence explains their efforts and the reaction of the YWCA of East St. Louis in addition to the intervening and advisory actions from the YWCA of the U.S.A. Additional documents concerning the YWCA of Evanston, Illinois include correspondence and reports concerning their effort to become an association independent of the YWCA of Chicago, Illinois.
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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.
Box 2: Series 2; Series 3, Reel 172