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The Data and Trends Committee of the YWCA of the U.S.A. meets to discuss requests for new studies and data concerning the work of the YWCA of the U.S.A., determine how they prioritize requests, discuss their relationship to other parts of the national organization and discuss how to promote and use the information collected. Meetings of the Economic Committee of the YWCA of the U.S.A. concern the financial concerns of associations including equipment purchase and use, building and property maintenance, cafeteria management, boarding home and hostess house management and the employment of staff. The committee makes recommendations for best practices in management, provides advisory services and reports on visitations to local facilities and associations.
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.
Data and Trends Committee and Economic Committee minutes and reports, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.