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Reports, correspondence, administrative records and documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. associations and activities in Hawaii. Documents concerning Hawaii as a whole include visitation reports assessing the conditions of the island, the needs of the women and girls and the programs and services available in addition to the report of a study of the foreign communities in Hawaii. The Hawaii Island YWCA, originally incorporated as the YWCA of Hilo, Hawaii, changes its name to better reflect its island wide program. Documents include association histories and fact sheets, governing documents including constitutions and bylaws, a completed residence survey, a program for the dedication of a new building, lists of leaders and volunteers and visitation reports.
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.
Use and Reproduction
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.
Hawaii, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.