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Documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. associations and activities in California. Correspondence and reports from Oxnard and Pacific Grove concern the possibilities of organizing new associations. Assessments are made as to the needs of the women and girls of the area, the possibility of leadership and of existing club activities. Oakland's international institute is a YWCA of the U.S.A. association serving Oakland's immigrant women and their families. Pamphlets, correspondence and reports describe its services and relationship to the YWCA of the U.S.A. Other documents include a residence survey for the Oakland LInden branch, a report of a survey of youth services in Orange, personnel lists and a report of the cooperation between the YMCA and YWCA in Orange.
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.
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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.