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Documents concerning the YWCA of Chicago, Illinois. As a well established and large city association, the YWCA of Chicago has many departments and centers and serves a varied constituent group of women through these departments and centers. Lists and directories of leaders and volunteers record members of the board of directors and the many committees. Public affairs annual reports present a unified view of the public affairs program of the YWCA of Chicago as a whole and throughout the metropolitan association. The reports summarize the public affairs national and international emphases and the steps taken to educate members and organize actions. Public affairs emphases include international relations, civil rights, housing, education and economic security. Correspondence and reports of the Metropolitan Chicago YWCA Student Department summarize the organization of student work in Chicago and it's purpose and aims in addition to discussing the department's relationship to the YWCA of Chicago and the National Board of the YWCA of the U.S.A.
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.
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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.