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YWCA of the U.S.A. Community Division resources for new associations.The Community Division of the YWCA of the U.S.A. is responsible for services to local associations that support their role in the community, facilitate relationships with other associations and the national organization, their administrative functions and their role as part of a global organization. These functions include the supporting to new and developing associations. Handbooks and toolkits for new associations include guidelines for organizing a new association, directories of new associations, and a report of a special research project on the development of new associations. The research project examines practices in efforts to organize associations in communities that don't already have associations and makes recommendations of best practices for development going forward. The documents are arranged chronologically and are preceded by a list of the documents in the order they appear.
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.
Community Division, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.