Reports, administrative records, correspondence and documents concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A. association in Wilmington, Delaware and its Walnut Street branch. The Walnut Street branch of the Wilmington YWCA serves the African American women and girls in the community sharing a building with the Walnut Street branch of the YMCA. Correspondence and reports describe the relationship between the Walnut Street branch YMCA and YWCA and the branch's relationship to the Wilmington YWCA. Visitation reports for the branch and the Wilmington YWCA assess the associations' programs and services, discuss leadership and address challenges the associations may be facing. Other documents include lists of leadership personnel, constitutions and bylaws of the association's, documents concerning the Wilmington YWCA's participation in the United Fund of Wilmington, Inc., a policies handbook and association histories. Studies are presented in reports and include assessments of the administration and organization of the Wilmington YWCA and Walnut Street branch, a summary of the cafeteria study concerning policies for African American service in the cafeterias and a summary report of the evaluation of the Wilmington YWCA program.
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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.
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.
Delaware, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.
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