YWCA of the U.S.A. Records
YWCA of the U.S.A. Records, 1860-2002 (Bulk: 1906-2000)
1132 boxes; 382 reels microfilm; oversize materials (570 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 324
Social service, women's advocacy, civic improvement, community service, and educational and intercultural exchange organization. The bulk of the materials date from 1906 to 1970 and focus on the administration of the National Association, its programs and publications, and its relations with its member YWCAs all over the country. Major topics include: employed women, particularly those in industry, interracial relations in the U.S., religion, work with immigrant women, development of girls, and of a youth movement, health and sex education for women, international relations, international work, philanthropy, housing, women in rural America, effective administration of organizations, group work, social work, womenâ™s war work, citizenship training, leadership training, and college women. This collection is organized into ten record groups.
Terms of Access and Use:
Restrictions on access:Restrictions on use:
The records are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection with the following accesptions:
Portions of this collection are stored offsite. To access boxes 893-964 and 1061-1132, researchers must give two working days advance notice. Advanced notice is NOT required for other boxes or to view microfilmed records.
Access to audiovisual materials may first require production of research copies.
The YWCA of the USA retains copyright ownership of the records, but has authorized the Sophia Smith Collection to grant permission to publish reproductions or quotations from the records on its behalf.
Copyright to materials authored by persons other than YWCA staff may be owned by those individuals or their heirs or assigns. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights for permission to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use."
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