Girl Reserve conferences, 1942
Scope and Contents
Correspondence, discussion guides and articles for general use in the 1942 regional 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. Conference discussion centers around the affects of World War II and how the YWCA can contribute, issues of racism and minority groups in the United States, religion in the lives of young people and social questions and concerns of young girls during the war time.
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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.
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- Christian stewardship
- Congresses and conventions -- Planning
- Leadership in adolescents
- Leadership in women
- Teenage girls -- Religious life
- Teenage girls -- Social conditions
- Teenage girls -- Societies and clubs
- World War, 1914-1918 -- War work -- France
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Refugees
- Young Women's Christian Association of the U.S.A. G.R. Dept.
- Youth movements
- lists (document genres)
Part of the Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History Repository
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