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Records concerning the issues surrounding immigration in the United States in addition to documents concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A.'s policies and public affairs programs concerning insurance and employment benefits. Minutes and reports of the American Immigration and Citizenship Conference (AICC) make up the bulk of the documents concerning immigration. The collaborative organization is comprised of many member organizations with a common interest in the welfare and status of immigrants in the United States. AICC documents concern its role as facilitator of cooperation between member groups, joint actions, special studies, the sharing of knowledge and information and the study of immigration and immigration laws. Additional documents include programs for the AICC's annual conferences, notes and reports on current immigration law and documents concerning an invitation for the YWCA of the U.S.A. to join the National Conference on World Refugee Problems. Documents under the subject file "insurance" are a mix of public statements concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A.'s position on health insurance and documents concerning internal policy of insurance benefits for employees. Public statements address the needs of health insurance for the aged and employee benefit pamphlets and policy include information on retirement and savings, unemployment insurance policy and social security.
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.
Immigration and Insurance, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.