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Documents concerning the history, affiliation and program of the YWCA of Tacoma, Washington and the organization and development of an association in the Tri-City area. The administrative history of the YWCA of Tacoma can be traced through its constitutions, bylaws, fact sheets and historical notes. In addition, the residence survey, correspondence and reports concerning association buildings and lists of board and committee members offer insights into the administrative and operational side of the association. Visitation reports, advisory correspondence with regional and national leadership and study results cover the association's program, membership and activities. The development of an association for the Tri-City area (Pasco, Kennewick and Richland), is arranged chronologically and includes reports of initial visits to the communities, advisory correspondence, progress visits and eventually bylaws.
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.
Washington, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.