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Reports and correspondence relating to the union of the American Committee and the International board and the formation of the YWCA of the U.S.A. Included are an early proposed constitution, Joint Committee leaflets, the 1907 Act of Incorporation and a 1906 agreement. Also included is a 1951 letter from Anson Phelps Stokes regarding a donation of correspondence from Olivia Phelps Stokes concerning the origins of the YWCA of the U.S.A. Digitized version includes renewals originally located on reel 252 comprised of the documents "A Brief Parallel History of the INternational YWCA's."
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.
American Committee and Joint Committee: Formation of National Board, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.