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Documents concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A. Action Program, an initiative to fully integrate all aspects of their program, associations and leadership. Western region documents include proposals made by Research and Action Associates on achieving desegregation in associations as well as a proposal for achieving equal housing. Minutes and reports from the YWCA of the U.S.A. Community Division's sub-committee on the Action Program include progress reports and discussion of some of the administrative functions of the program. Additional materials include the Community Division's proposal for follow-up study and action and a leadership tool-kit for implementing the Action Program at local associations.
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.
Interracial, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.