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Documents concerning the orientation and training of new YWCA of the U.S.A. employees and continued staff training and development. New employee induction institutes and initial training institutes are designed to introduce new staff to the work of the YWCA of the U.S.A., its policies, practices and role as a women's movement. Session outlines, reports, notes and reflections record the contents of the institutes. The YWCA School for Professional Workers is a more in-depth learning opportunity for new or experienced staff to explore the role of the YWCA of the U.S.A. and leadership practices. Brochures advertise the purpose of the school and logistical details while reports, outlines and student reflections address course content and organization. Additional YWCA of the U.S.A. training documents include articles and writings concerning leadership principles, training plans and training announcements to staff.
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.
Use and Reproduction
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.
Personnel, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.