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Reports, correspondence, administrative records and documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. associations in Honolulu and Kauai, Hawaii. As a charter member of the YWCA of the U.S.A., the YWCA of Honolulu has a long history of serving its women and girls. The YWCA of Honolulu activities and services are varied and include an international institute for service and programs for immigrant women and their families. The purpose, aims and programs of the international institute are documented in correspondence and reports. Other documents concerning the Honolulu and Kauai associations include governing documents such as constitutions and bylaws, lists of personnel and volunteers, visitation reports assessing and describing the work of the association, association histories and fact sheets. YWCA of Honolulu documents also include studies of the association, immigration work and community organization, a pamphlet outlining World War II war work efforts, an official resolution in support of statehood for Hawai'i and pamphlets and reports concerning the YWCA of Honolulu buildings.
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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.
Hawaii, Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History, MS 00324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.