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Visitation reports and governing documents of the Rhode Island Federation of YWCA's followed by documents concerning the program, administration and formation of the Greater Rhode Island YWCA. The Rhode Island Federation of YWCA's is an organization that facilitates and coordinates the program and activities of its three member associations, the YWCA associations in Providence, Pawtucket-Central Falls, and Woonsocket. Later visitation reports include discussion of the desire from the three members to merge into one association, the Greater Rhode Island YWCA. The resulting association's development and administrative history is recorded in basic standards reports, constitutions, and bylaws. Visitation reports and additional documents include information concerning program, personnel, operations and activities.
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.
Use and Reproduction
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.
Rhode Island, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.