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Documents concerning the planning, proceedings and post-conference actions of the National Youth Conference on Natural Beauty and Conservation held in Washington, D.C. in June of 1966. YWCA of the U.S.A. is one of the participating organizations along with the Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, YMCA, 4-H clubs and other youth organizations.The conference goal, as stated in planning meeting notes, is "for youth to explore and define their role in national beauty and conservation." Post-conference reports and calls to action illustrate the impact of the conference overall and it's individual sessions and demonstrate a desire for the participants to bring their experience to their community for lasting impact. Additional documents include application forms for YWCA of the U.S.A. participants, planning documents and conference notes.
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.
Conferences, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.