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The Young Adult Committee of the Community Division of the YWCA of the U.S.A. is an advisory committee responsible to the study and assessment of YWCA of the U.S.A. programs for young adults. Young adult programs are broadly defined as those programs serving women age 18-35. The committee's responsibilities include maintaining a knowledge of issues affecting young adults in the United States, cooperating with other divisions and committees working with young adults, suggesting program developments, identifying areas that need program attention and assessing young adult programs. The committee makes recommendations for action to the Community Division. Documents also include minutes of joint meetings with the Business, Professional and Industrial Experimentation Committee and minutes and a report of the National Young Adult Council of the YWCA and its participation in the National Social Welfare Assembly's Young Adult Council.
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.
Young Adult Committee minutes and reports, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.