YWCA of the U.S.A. Records. The Microfilmed Records
Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:
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 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.
Microfilm reels may also be borrowed via interlibrary loan.
Restrictions on use:
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."
Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:
YWCA of the U.S.A. Records, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, Northampton, Mass.
History of the Collection
The YWCA of the U.S.A. donated a portion of its records to the Sophia Smith Collection in 1964 and the remainder in 2002 and 2003.
Processed by Maida Goodwin, Amy Hague, Kara McClurken, Amanda Izzo, 2008 FY 07-08
Reel Lists and Record Groups
The YWCA microfilm reel list is divided into 3 (PDF) files: