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YWCA of the U.S.A. Bureau of Research and Program Resources information collecting work tool, booklet on women in the United States, notes from record keeping workshops, and departmental reports. The information gathering work tool for local associations, "Look Beneath the Surface of the Community," provides guidelines for collecting and using information about the association's community, suggests resources for information and outlines the importance of community information in program development. The booklet "Women Today: Trends and issues in the United States" outlines the social, economic and political trends affecting women and the issues that arise from those factors. The records and reporting workshop notes summarize the workshops conducted to support local associations in the maintenance of member records and financial records and the use of statistical reports. Departmental reports summarize and assess the work of the Bureau of Research and Program Resources as a whole. Many reports are quarterly but other period reports may also be included.
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.
Research and program resources, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.