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Program guides, clippings and public statements concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A.'s education programs and public positions on issues of education including higher education, literacy, sex education and YWCA of the U.S.A. education programs. In response the the Higher Education Act of 1965 the YWCA of the U.S.A. releases a summary and explanation of the act and its implications to student associations suggesting the next steps for the higher education program of the YWCA of the U.S.A. Following this documents are literacy program materials. These program suggestions and guides for leaders include discussion of the literacy problem in the United States and how it affects women in particular, recruitment ideas and suggested resources. The literacy program seek to empower women to be able to better provide for themselves and their family and engage with the world around them. Similarly, work tools, program guides and articles concerning sex education programs include background information and specific program ideas to be implemented by local associations. Additional documents include public statements concerning the education program of the YWCA of the U.S.A. and further resources concerning literacy projects.
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.
Education, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.