Girl Reserve, circa 1914-1928
Scope and Contents
YWCA of the U.S.A. Girl Reserve poetry, prayers, and songs for various occasions and documents concerning policies and relationships. Poetry materials also include a book of poems and cuts by the 1928 Cavell campers titled "Cavell Verse". Policies and relationships contains official statements, pamphlets, internal communications, speeches, reports, and other materials relating to the Girl Reserve relationships to other organizations both within and outside the YWCA. Included are discussions of how the Girl Reserve relates to the Girl Scouts. Materials also discuss the organizational structure of the Girl Reserve, how it fits into the YWCA organization, and how various groups of girls would be best served.
Dates of Materials
- Creation: circa 1914-1928
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.
267 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