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Girl Reserve, 1917-1932

 File — Box: 2, Reel: 93, microdex: 7
Girl Reserve, 1917-1932
Girl Reserve, 1917-1932

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. Girl Reserve patriotic leagues and personnel. The Patriotic League was involved in the war effort for World War I. Materials include parade plans, instructions for how girls can be patriotic, newspaper and press clippings, Junior Council bulletins, programs for a rally at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia, and other materials. The personnel section includes data on employees including age, education, training, salaries and wages, job analysis, job descriptions, character building guidelines, and other materials. 

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: 1917-1932

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.


208 frames (1 partial reel)