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YWCA of the U.S.A. records, Record Group 10. Audio and video recordings

 Record Group
Identifier: SSC-MS-00324-RG10

Scope and Contents

Forms part of the YWCA of the U.S.A. Records.

This record group includes professionally produced video and audio recordings of program materials, public service announcements, and training materials; audio soundtracks for slideshows. There are also in-house recordings of speeches, lectures, and panels; programs at local, regional, national, and World YWCA events, such as conferences and conventions; staff meetings; teleconferences; some YWCA-themed music; and a few interviews and oral histories. Topics include racism, child care, financial development and health.

Dates

  • 1963-2001

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections.

Some of the oral histories in this collection have restrictions on access. Please see the notes attached to an individual interview for information about restrictions that apply to it.

Conditions Governing Access

Until we move into New Neilson in early 2021, collections are stored in multiple locations and may take up to 48 hours to retrieve. Researchers are strongly encouraged to contact Special Collections (specialcollections@smith.edu) at least a week in advance of any planned visits so that boxes may be retrieved for them in a timely manner.

Conditions Governing Use

To the extent that it owns copyright, YWCA of the USA has retained copyright in its works donated to Smith College, but has has authorized Smith College Special Collections to grant permission to publish reproductions or quotations from the records on its behalf.

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. For those few instances beyond fair use, or which may regard materials in the collection not created by YWCA of the USA, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold materials' copyrights and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from Smith College Special Collections to move forward with their use.

Extent

58.25 linear feet

Overview

This Record Group forms part of the YWCA of the U.S.A. Records. It includes professionally produced video and audio recordings of program materials, public service announcements, and training materials; audio soundtracks for slideshows. There are also in-house recordings of speeches, lectures, and panels; programs at local, regional, national, and World YWCA events, such as conferences and conventions; staff meetings; teleconferences; some YWCA-themed music; and a few interviews and oral histories. Topics include racism, child care, financial development and health.

Arrangement

This record group is divided into two Series:

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

As a preservation measure, researchers must use digital copies of audio and video materials in this collection. Please consult with Special Collections staff to request the creation of and access to digital copies.

Materials that had non-digital access copies created prior to 2008 are indicated with an asterisk [*] in the contents list. These are available for researcher use, however we currently do not have equipment in our reading room that can play these items.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

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.

Related Materials

This Record group forms part of the YWCA of the U.S.A. Records

Processing Information

Processed by Maida Goodwin, Amy Hague, Kara McClurken, and Amanda Izzo in 2008.

Creator

Source

Title
Finding aid to Record Group 10. Audio and video recordings, of the YWCA of the U.S.A. records
Author
Finding aid prepared by Maida Goodwin, Amy Hague, Kara McClurken, Amanda Izzo.
Date
2008, 2019
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
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.

Revision Statements

  • 07/26/2017: This resource was modified by the ArchivesSpace Preprocessor developed by the Harvard Library (https://github.com/harvard-library/archivesspace-preprocessor)
  • 4/10/2019: Updated with current language, and with post-CLIR grant info
  • 2020-05-19: Agents and access and use notes added

Repository Details

Part of the Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History Repository

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