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Documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. activity and associations in Illinois. Documents concerning the state of Illinois as a whole include the general not for profit corporation act for Illinois, a report of an interview with Mr. A. L. Foster and Mr. Emer W. Henderson of the Illinois State Commission of the Condition of the Urban Colored Population and a booklet of addresses given by Anna J. B. Lyman during her time as chairman of the state YWCA committee of Illinois. The life, program, history and services of the YWCA of the U.S.A. associations in Alton and Aurora, Illinois are documented in visitation reports, governing documents, lists and directories of leaders and volunteers, correspondence and administrative records. Correspondence with Belleville, Illinois concerns their whishes to organize a YWCA of the U.S.A.
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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.
Illinois, Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History, MS 00324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.