Administrative records, reports and correspondence concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. associations and youth services in California. Sponsored by the California Youth Authority, surveys are made of youth services in Madeira and Mendocino counties, California. The reports assess the needs of the youth in the counties studied, assess the education, recreation, law enforcement, welfare and health services, and make recommendations for improvement. Correspondence and reports from Napa and Merced document their requests for organizing YWCA of the U.S.A. associations and their efforts to organize a sustainable association. Monterey Bay and North Orange county documents include applications for affiliation, constitutions and bylaws, visitation reports and correspondence. Also included are the reports of Clara D. Roe and Rhoda Foster's studies of Monterey Bay and North Orange county. The reports analyze population data, assess current YWCA and YMCA activities in the area and make recommendations for further development of YWCA services.
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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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