Reports, correspondence and administrative records concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. associations in San Francisco, California. Visitation reports assess YWCA programs and services in San Francisco and the needs of the young women. The narrative assessments also address association challenges, leadership and future needs. A 1921 study of the city of San Francisco and the YWCA of San Francisco services provides background information as to the needs of the population and services available. The San Francisco International Institute is a part of the YWCA of San Francisco established to serve its immigrant women and their families. Correspondence and reports concern the relationship of the institute and its services to the purpose and structure of the YWCA of San Francisco and the YWCA of the U.S.A. Similarly, the San Francisco Mission Center is a community center serving the Mission District of San Francisco. Not originally part of the YWCA of San Francisco the role and purpose of the center had been traditionally separate from that of its parent organization. The future role and purpose of the center and the needs of the Mission District community are discussed in reports and correspondence.
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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.
California, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.
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