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Girl Reserve conferences, 1941-1942

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 87, microdex: 2
Girl Reserve conferences, 1941-1942
Girl Reserve conferences, 1941-1942

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning the planning, assessment and proceedings of the 1942 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 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, summaries of conference sessions, conference programs and handouts and lists of delegates and leaders. A separate conference for African American Girl Reserve clubs is held at Bennett College in North Carolina for clubs in that region, both conferences are documented in these records. 

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: 1941-1942

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.


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