Girl Reserve, 1942-1944
Scope and Contents
Documents concerning the Associated Youth-Serving Organizations. Similar to other departments of the YWCA of the U.S.A., the Girl Reserve Department often cooperates with other youth organizations to meet the needs of young people. To meet the growing needs of youth during World War II, the Associated Youth Serving Organizations(AYSO) is formed with other major organizations with services for young people such as the YMCA, Boy's Clubs of America, Camp Fire Girls, Girl Scouts, the National Federation of Settlements and the Jewish Welfare Board. The purpose of the AYSO is to facilitate cooperation, collaboration and communication between these groups in order to ensure the needs of America's youth are being met. Documents concern the formation of the association, its purpose and aims and its functions. One service provided by and studied by the AYSO is teen-age canteens arising out of the need to provide a place for youth to gather.
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Conditions Governing Access
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.
494 frames (1 partial reel)
- Christian stewardship
- Leadership in adolescents
- Leadership in women
- Teenage girls -- Social conditions
- Teenage girls -- Societies and clubs
- Young Men's Christian Association
- Young Women's Christian Association of the U.S.A. G.R. Dept.
- Youth movements
- minutes (administrative records)
Part of the Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History Repository
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