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The Committee on Organization and Extension of Regular Work of the War Work Council of the YWCA of the U.S.A. oversees the development and support of new associations due to the increase demand for work during World War I. Chronological reports of their activities in local communities record important actions taken, equipment and staff needs, excerpts from correspondence between the committee and the local community and import events and challenges the association faces. Reports concern the work of the Organization and Extension of Regular Work Committee including reports on its work with African Americans, immigrants and industrial women. Reports are arranged alphabetically by city.
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.
War Work Council Committee on Organization and Extension of Regular Work reports, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.