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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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This collection is open for use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections. However, by agreement with the YWCA of the U.S.A., microdexes known to contain financial records or personal health information (usually on job applications) were not digitized and/or not published in our online repository as part of the CLIR Digitizing Hidden Collections grant. These microdexes may still be accessed on the original microfilm, and digital files may be made available to individual researchers upon request.
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To the extent that it owns copyright, YWCA of the USA has retained copyright in its works donated to Smith College, but has has authorized Smith College Special Collections to grant permission to publish reproductions or quotations from the records on its behalf. 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. For those few instances beyond fair use, or which may regard materials in the collection not created by YWCA of the USA, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold materials' copyrights and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from Smith College Special Collections to move forward with their use.
California, Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History, MS 00324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.