Girl Reserve conferences, 1945-1946
Scope and Contents
Correspondence and reports concerning the southern region Girl Reserve conferences. Girl Reserve, the YWCA club for adolescent girls, is an opportunity for girl to meet and to develop their spiritual, physical and intellectual lives through social activities, camps, leadership training and classes. Regional conferences bring together girls from different backgrounds and Girl Reserve clubs across a region to unite under common purpose, discuss matters important to them in their daily lives and personal growth and develop leadership skills to bring back to their home clubs. Correspondence and other materials concern the planning of the conference accommodations and programs and assessments of past conferences. In southern areas the conferences remain segregated as there are separate African American Girl Reserve conferences in Texas and the North and South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Washington, D.C. area, both sets of conferences are documented in these records.
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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.
240 frames (1 partial reel)
- North Carolina, United States
- African American girls -- Societies, etc
- Christian stewardship
- Congresses and conventions -- Planning
- Leadership in adolescents
- Leadership in women
- Oklahoma, United States
- South Carolina, United States
- Teenage girls -- Religious life
- Teenage girls -- Social conditions
- Teenage girls -- Societies and clubs
- Texas, United States
- Virginia, United States
- Washington, District of Columbia, United States
- West Virginia, United States
- Young Women's Christian Association of the U.S.A. G.R. Dept.
- Youth movements
- clippings (information artifacts)
- minutes (administrative records)
- programs (documents)
Part of the Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History Repository
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