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Reports, administrative records and correspondence concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A. associations in Pocatello and Twin Falls, Idaho. Documents include lists of personnel and volunteers and visitation reports describing and assessing association performance. The YWCA of Pocatello materials include a historical outline of the association and a memorandum summarizing the Traveler's Aid work in relationship to the YWCA of Pocatello. The YWCA of Twin Falls, Idaho originally functioned as part of the Magic Valley District YWCA. The association decides to become an independent association due to their status as the largest association in an otherwise rural district. The status of their affiliation is described in correspondence and reports in addition to visitation reports and administrative records. YWCA of Twin Falls documents also include their constitutions, bylaws and governing documents.
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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.
Idaho, Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History, MS 00324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.