Girl Reserve conferences, 1938-1939
Scope and Contents
Conference materials, post-conference evaluations and reports and pre conference planning materials for the 1939 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. Conferences for Girl Reserve secretaries and advisors are a place for sharing methods and ideas, discussing the issues faced by young women and participating in training activities. During conference girls participate in recreational activities and discussion and leadership training sessions. Discussion groups address the social, spiritual and political issues affecting them and address ways to approach these issues in their lives. Following the conferences participants and leaders assess the accommodations, content and activities through reports and feedback forms.
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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.
598 frames (1 partial reel)
- Asilomar Conference Grounds (Pacific Grove, Calif.)
- California, United States
- Christian stewardship
- Colorado, United States
- Congresses and conventions -- Planning
- Idaho, United States
- Leadership in adolescents
- Leadership in women
- Nebraska, United States
- Teenage girls -- Religious life
- Teenage girls -- Social conditions
- Teenage girls -- Societies and clubs
- Young Women's Christian Association of the U.S.A. G.R. Dept.
- Youth movements
- lists (document genres)
- programs (documents)
Part of the Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History Repository
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