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The Community Division of the YWCA of the U.S.A. is responsible for services to associations in communities, towns and rural areas. These services include responsibility to the registered YWCA's acting in place of employed secretaries and board members, analyzing work in community associations and identifying trends, advising community associations on the development of their members, managing the affiliation and disaffiliation of community associations and advising associations on their community relationships and their relationship to the national organization. Committee meetings of the Community Division include updates on community associations, discussions of personnel and leadership, reports from conferences and conventions and discussions of the needs of community 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.
Community Division Committee minutes and reports, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.