Girl Reserve, circa 1922-1946
Scope and Contents
Documents concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A. Girl Reserves with the Church, Girl Scouts, Camp Fire Girls and other organizations; curfew policies and "the effect of emergency on younger girls." Cooperation between the Girl Reserves, Camp Fire Girls, and Girl Scouts includes joint publications on leadership and junior hospital aides. Curfew materials document attempts "to curb the rising tide of delinquency" and how to better address the problem. The "effect of emergency on younger girls" refers to World War II its effect on associations and young girls and how the problems are being addressed.
Dates of Materials
- Creation: circa 1922-1946
Language of Materials
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.
324 frames (1 partial reel)
- Young Women's Christian Association of the U.S.A. G.R. Dept. (Organization)
Part of the Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History Repository
7 Neilson Drive
Northampton MA 01063