Documents concerning the affiliation, history, program and administration of the YWCA of Seattle, Washington. The administrative and organizational history of the association can be traced through its constitutions, bylaws, association fact sheets and historical notes. In addition, correspondence, reports and administrative records concerning association buildings and finances provide record of the function and operations of the association. Finance documents include description of the relationship of the YWCA of Seattle to the community fund. Following World War II and the end of the Japanese internment, the Council of Social Agencies including the YWCA of Seattle from a Japanese American Service Committee to aid in the reintegration of those people who were removed from their homes and regular lives. The minutes, correspondence and reports of the committee describe the needs of the Japanese Americans, make plans for their work and establish their functions and purpose. Additional documents concerning the YWCA of Seattle include lists of professional and volunteer leaders and reports of studies conducted of the association and the community it serves.
Leadership in women
Societies and clubs
Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945
Social work with immigrants
Young Women's Christian associations
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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.
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.
Box 3: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3, Reel 219