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Documents concerning the National Student Assembly and National Young Adult Assembly of the YWCA of the U.S.A. Assemblies meet at national convention time as the national representative body of their constituent groups. During assembly sessions they discuss the pressing problems facing their groups, vote on program recommendations, engage in leadership development and submit reports to the convention. Like convention itself, assemblies are a chance from delegates to meet other members from across the country and internationally and exchange ideas and skills. Documents of the National Student Assembly include session minutes, a summary report of the assembly sent to all student associations, lists of delegates and an assembly agenda. For the National Young Adult Assembly, documents concern preparations for the assembly such as completed credential application, rules of procedure, statements of purpose and memorandums to young adult groups. An outline of young adult program priorities for the 1964-1967 triennium offers some insight into the results of the assembly.
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.
Convention, 1964, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.