Reports, correspondence, pamphlets and administrative records concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A. in New London, Connecticut and minutes and correspondence concerning the development of work for women and girls in Norwalk, Connecticut. Documents include constitutions and bylaws, association fact sheets and histories, a residence survey, lists of leaders, visitation reports and a pamphlet highlighting the work of the association in celebration of its anniversary. Studies are used and conducted to gain insight into the association and the community it serves. Reports of studies include "A Study of the Social and Economic Conditions of the Negro Population of New London, Connecticut" by the National Urban League, a city planning report by the Planning Board of New London, Connecticut and two reports of surveys of the New London YWCA. Documents concerning the development of YWCA work in Norwalk, Connecticut include minutes of the meetings of the Girl's-Women's Division Committee of the YMCA and correspondence and reports on the needs of association work in the area.
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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.
Connecticut, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.
Box 2: Series 2; Series 3, Reel 167