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Documents concerning organizations outside of the YWCA of the U.S.A. doing work with similar goals including work with women and youth. The YWCA of the U.S.A. maintains an awareness of other organizations doing work within their scope and often collaborates with these organizations, attends or contributes to hosted conferences and seminars or shares skills and resources. Correspondence between the organizations may address the nature of the relationship and the types of work that are of interest to the YWCA of the U.S.A. as well as position statements and project updates. Conference reports reflect the contents of the programs and the YWCA of the U.S.A.'s contributions or participation. The materials are grouped by type of organization and then by each organization within that type followed by a section for "miscellaneous" cooperation.
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.
Outside organizations, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.