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Documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. associations and activities in Idaho. The Idaho Town and Country District YWCA is organized to serve those communities that are too small to support an independent association and includes the former Southwestern Idaho and Magic Valley district associations. The history and relationship between these associations in described in correspondence reports and governing documents. Visitation reports and correspondence describe the communities served by the district association and assess its needs and performance. Organized in 1910, the YWCA of Boise, Idaho provides programs and services for its women and girls. Documents include administrative records, governing documents, programs for building dedication ceremonies, a completed residence survey, lists of personnel and volunteers and annual reports.
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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.