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Girl Reserve, circa 1924-1943

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 83, microdex: 8
Girl Reserve, circa 1924-1943
Girl Reserve, circa 1924-1943

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning adult guides and leaders of the Girl Reserve Department of the YWCA of the U.S.A. Girl Reserve, the YWCA club for adolescent girls, is an opportunity for girls to meet and to develop their spiritual, physical and intellectual lives through social activities, camps, leadership training and classes. Adult leaders of the Girl Reserve have opportunities for training and exchange of ideas through Adult guidance Council meetings and training classes. Handbooks, guide sheets and materials from the training program outline ideas for activities, provide guidance for serving girls and provide example programs. During World War II, adolescent programs are developed as an extension of USO work where no other service to young people is available. Documents from this program describe the situations where this falls under the purview of the USO and suggest program activities.

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: circa 1924-1943

Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

From the Record Group:

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

However, by agreement with the YWCA of the U.S.A., microdexes known to contain financial records or personal health information (usually on job applications) were not digitized and/or not published in our online repository as part of the CLIR Digitizing Hidden Collections grant. These microdexes may still be accessed on the original microfilm, and digital files may be made available to individual researchers upon request.


332 frames (1 partial reel)