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Girl Reserve, 1939-1944

 File — Box: 2, Reel: 94, microdex: 6
Girl Reserve, 1939-1944
Girl Reserve, 1939-1944

Scope and Contents

YWCA of the U.S.A. Girl Reserve studies including, "The job of the younger girls' secretary in the YWCA" by Ada C. Morgan, "Best Girl Reserve Methods", and regional studies for the Central, East Central, and Northeast regions. studies provide an overview of the methods used, goals of the study, tables and analysis of results, and discussions of results. The secretaries study analyzes the position of the secretary as supervisor of Girl Reserve leaders and their role and effectiveness to the group. "Best Girl Reserve Methods" begins with a questionnaire of 19 questions regarding club organization, meeting structure, relationship to other groups and the YWCA, activities, and purpose. The results for each question are then give in the following pages. Regional studies aimed to determine if there was a difference between girls' attitudes and needs depending on where they live. Questions address racism, economic conditions, inter-religious relations, health problems, and other organizations.

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: 1939-1944

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.


337 frames (1 partial reel)