Basic standards summary reports for student associations of the YWCA of the U.S.A., records of the National Student YWCA Black Affairs Committee, administrative records of additional committees of the National Student YWCA and the College and University Division of the YWCA of the U.S.A., and issues of "Issue Net" newsletters. Basic standards summary reports compile data submitted by student associations for their basic standards self assessments. Basic standards, similar to those used in community associations, are national benchmarks for an association's practices and policies. The Black Affairs Committee of the National Student YWCA is a communication channel for African American students, ensuring their needs are represented, providing resources and ensuring the One Imperative is actively pursued. Records include proposals, recommendations, reports and correspondence. Additional committee administrative records include minutes and reports and lists of members. Committee records are arranged alphabetically by committee and a list of committees represented follows the title card. "Issue Net" newsletters share information and resources about economic and political issues affecting students.
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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.
Student, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.
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