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Conference notes, proceedings and announcements for cycle meetings, executive director meetings and a leadership development workshop. Documents are grouped by region under each type of conference. Regional conferences, meeting and workshops are an opportunity for YWCA of the U.S.A. members and leaders to gather with others from their areas between conventions. Cycle meetings are developed around a theme and are an opportunity for delegates from local associations to engage in discussion, develop program around the themes and share concerns. For developing leaders within the YWCA of the U.S.A. and its local associations, leadership development workshops share leadership practices, YWCA of the U.S.A. principles and networking for any member in any leadership role. Executive director meetings have more of a focus on the administrative side of leadership in the YWCA of the U.S.A. discussing personnel management, program administration and program development. Materials are arranged by conference and the by region.
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.