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Girl Reserve, 1913-1946

 File — Box: 2, Reel: 95, microdex: 3
Girl Reserve, 1913-1946
Girl Reserve, 1913-1946

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning the program and administration of the YWCA of the U.S.A. Girl Reserves including skits, reports, and communications relating to selecting a new name for the Girl Reserves; USO planning for young girls during World War II; "Paving the way for peace" radio script; war efforts; YWCA and Girl Reserve promotional materials; music programs; suggested Girl Reserve activities; a report on the Girl Reserve philosophy and its psychological implications; involvement of girls in their communities; economic conditions; Girl Reserve camps; and other miscellaneous topics. 

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: 1913-1946

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.


695 frames (1 partial reel)