Girl Reserve conferences, 1942-1943
Scope and Contents
Documents concerning the 1943 western 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 meeting minutes concern the planning of the conference accommodations and programs. Reports and evaluation forms assess the success of the conference and report on the response from the attending girls. Other materials include preparatory materials sent to delegates prior to conference, worship and devotional services, summaries of conference sessions and lists of delegates and leaders. Following the Western Region Girl Reserve conference materials are correspondence and concerning all Girls Reserve conferences in 1943 including notes on the regional Conferences, booklists, program guides and preparatory materials.
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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.
289 frames (1 partial reel)
- California, United States
- Christian stewardship
- Colorado, United States
- Congresses and conventions -- Planning
- Leadership in adolescents
- Leadership in women
- Oregon, United States
- Teenage girls -- Religious life
- Teenage girls -- Social conditions
- Teenage girls -- Societies and clubs
- Washington, United States
- Young Women's Christian Association of the U.S.A. G.R. Dept.
- Youth movements
- minutes (administrative records)
- programs (documents)
Part of the Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History Repository
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