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YWCA of the U.S.A. Records.
Artifacts
Collection number: Forms part of MS 324

Abstract:
This record group includes artifacts created by and from the YWCA. Forms part of the YWCA of the U.S.A. Records.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

The records are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection without any additional restrictions.

Access to audiovisual materials may first require production of research copies.

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."

Sophia Smith Collection
Smith College
Northampton, MA

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 without any additional restrictions.

Access to audiovisual materials may first require production of research copies.

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."

Preferred Citation

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.

Additional Formats

A copy of the microfilmed records of the YWCA of the U.S.A. Records is available to borrow from the William Allan Neilson Library at Smith College via Interlibrary Loan.

To request the microfilm from our library you will need to submit the following information to your library's Interlibrary Loan department:

  • Author: Young Women's Christian Association of the U.S.A. National Board
  • Title: Records, 1876-1970 [microform]
  • WorldCat Accession Number: OCLC 57415795
  • Notes: "Call # 689" and reel number(s) you want to borrow

Full descriptions and reel lists of the microfilm are available online.

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.

Processing Information

Processed by Maida Goodwin, Amy Hague, Kara McClurken, Amanda Izzo, 2008 FY 07-08

Record Groups

Additional Information
Contact Information
Smith College Special Collections
Young Library
4 Tyler Drive
Northampton, MA 01063

Phone: (413) 585-2970
Fax: (413) 585-2886

Email: specialcollections@smith.edu
URL: https://www.smith.edu/libraries/special-collections
Language
English
Sponsor
Processing of the YWCA Records was made possible by the generous support of the National Historical Records and Publications Commission and the estate of Elizabeth Norris.
Contents List
General information about artifacts,


Box 1113
Note:

[see also Record Group 3, Series V. Library and Archives]

Advertising/display cards and "tip-ons"


Box 1113
Blotters


Box 1113
Bookmarks


Box 1113
Bookplates


Box 1113
Checkbook covers


Box 1113
Coasters


Box 1113
Food wrappers


Box 1113
Letterhead and stationery (includes notecards, Christmas cards, donation envelopes, etc.; YWCA of the U.S.A., Community YWCAs, World YWCA, other countries)


Box 1114
License plate


Box 1114
Mousepad


Box 1114
Patches


Box 1114
Stamps and stickers


Box 1115
Tajar Feet Kit


Box 1115
Note:

[see also Publications: Tajar Tales]

Balloons


Box 1116
Brass "YWCA" sign


Box 1116
Ceramic necklace


Box 1116
Clock


Box 1116
Fork and spoons


Box 1116
Holiday ornament


Box 1116
Jar opener


Box 1116
Keychain


Box 1116
Letter openers


Box 1116
Luggage tags


Box 1116
Magnets


Box 1116
Matchbook


Box 1116
Paperclip holder


Box 1116
Paperweights


Box 1116
Pens


Box 1116
Sponge


Box 1116
Sports headband and wrist bands


Box 1116
Stencil letters Y, W, C, A (metal)


Box 1116
Stickpins/hatpins


Box 1116
Wallet and calendar, Conventionsouvenir from YWCA of Japan
1970

Box 1116
Buttons, charms, pins, rings, and other jewelry


Box 1118
Convention badges, ribbons, and crepe paper hat


Box 1118
Awards, plaques, and medals


Box 1119-20
Sakura doll


Box 1121
China


Box 1122
Gavels


Box 1122
Printing plates


Box 1122
Signs


Box 1123
Miscellaneous items from 600 Lexington Ave., New York, NY


Box 1123
Library hardware from 600 Lexington Ave., New York, NY


Box 1124
Napkins


Box 1125
Placemats


Box 1125
Totebags


Box 1125
Travel pillow,
1987

Box 1125
Armbands and ribbon sashes


Box 1126
National Board pillowcases (2)


Box 1126
Apron: "The YWCA Makes the Difference"


Box 1126
Scarves (YWCA Women Against Apartheid; It Takes All Kinds; YWCA; NGWAO KE BOSWA YWCA)


Box 1126
Y-Teen pennants


Box 1126
Girl Reserve armbands


Box 1127
Y-Teen Uniform


Box 1127
T-shirts (Encore plus, n.d. (2); National Girls and Women in Sports Day, 1996; It Takes All Kinds YWCA; Why Double You? Because it fits me to a T"; Week Without Violence, n.d. (2); infant t-shirt: YWCA of Seattle-King County Infant Day Care Program; YWCA: Wonder Women,National Convention; 1998 Run/Walk Against Violence, Pittsburgh; 2000 National Convention; eliminating racism, empowering women, circa 2007)
1982; 1998

Box 1127
3 banners (rolled)


Box 1128

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