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Document concerning the purpose, functions and history of the National Student YWCA and the College and University Division of the YWCA of the U.S.A. Bylaws establish their functions and relationship to the YWCA of the U.S.A. and suggested constitutions for local student associations establish the governing documents for the individual associations. Updated and amended bylaws allow the reader to follow administrative changes of the unit. Documents concerning finances in the National Student YWCA include discussion of national support structures and a handbook for fundraising in student associations. Additional materials include an annual report and speech from the Greater New York Council for Foreign Students, Inc. and a historical overview of the National Student YWCA with special attention to its structure and organization.
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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.
Student, Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History, MS 00324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.