Girl Reserve conferences, 1940-1941
Scope and Contents
At the 1941 regional Girl Reserve conferences, Girl Reserve clubs from around the southern region hold regional camps and conferences to unite under a common purpose and aim, interact with girls from other clubs and backgrounds, discuss the social, economic, political and spiritual problems they face and participate in fun recreations and activities. Conference reports and proceedings summarize and assess the conference discussion groups, equipment and facilities, food and recreation. In 1941, discussions and emphases include Vocational guidance, social relationships and the religious life of the young woman. In North Carolina and Georgia separate conferences are held for the African American Girl Reserve clubs, both 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.
584 frames (1 partial reel)
- North Carolina, United States
- African American girls -- Societies, etc
- Christian stewardship
- Georgia, United States
- Leadership in adolescents
- Leadership in women
- Teenage girls -- Religious life
- Teenage girls -- Social conditions
- Teenage girls -- Societies and clubs
- Texas, United States
- Young Women's Christian Association of the U.S.A. G.R. Dept.
- Youth movements
- clippings (information artifacts)
- programs (documents)
Part of the Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History Repository
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