Girl Reserve, 1923-1945
Scope and Contents
YWCA of the U.S.A. Girl Reserve program pamphlets and materials outline how to implement the Girl Reserve program. The program refers to the mission, goals, and administration of the groups. Girl Reserve programs involve health, religion, social development, and the arts. Several publications are materials for groups reaching American Indian girls. Materials instruct leaders in forming a Girl Reserve Group, convey the principles of the Girl Reserve and the YWCA, provide examples of activities, and outline ceremonies and events.
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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)
- Camp songs
- Child volunteers
- Girls -- Religious life
- Girls -- Societies and clubs -- Administration
- Girls -- Societies and clubs -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
- Health education
- Religion -- Study and teaching
- Teenage girls -- Religious life
- Young Women's Christian Association of the U.S.A. G.R. Dept.
Part of the Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History Repository
7 Neilson Drive
Northampton MA 01063