Documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. associations in Connecticut. Documents concerning the state as a whole include pamphlets, correspondence and notes concerning labor laws affecting women in Connecticut and discussions of taxation of YWCA buildings in Connecticut. Following this is a report of the survey of YWCA of the U.S.A. associations in Connecticut and the populations served. Documents concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A. association in Bridgeport, Connecticut include constitutions and governing documents, histories and fact sheets, correspondence concerning the Bridgeport YWCA buildings, lists of leadership and visitation reports. In addition to the main YWCA of the U.S.A. association, the Bridgeport YWCA includes a Phyllis Wheatley branch serving the African American women of the city and an International Institute for the immigrant women and their families. Correspondence and reports include discussion of the branches relationship to the Bridgeport YWCA, their purpose and aims and the needs of the populations they serve. Also included is the report of a 1941 survey of the African American population in Bridgeport.
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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