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Health, circa 1912-1949

 File — Box: 2, Reel: 96, microdex: 1
Health, circa 1912-1949
Health, circa 1912-1949

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning health programs, education and policies of the YWCA of the U.S.A. including the American Osteopathic Association, Athletic Association, bibliographies, Bureau of Social Education and conferences. American Osteopathic Association materials are comprised of correspondence regarding a policy change in the YWCA to accept either Doctors of Medicine(M.D.) or Doctors of Osteopathy(D.O.) for their medical examinations. Athletic Association includes minutes and meeting reports, the Athletic Association constitutions, and a program from a 1922 inter-YWCA athletic meet in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Also included is a national point program outlining how girls could earn points by conducting certain activities. The bibliographies lists books, posters, and charts to be used in health education and activities and includes annotations. The YWCA of the U.S.A. Bureau of Social Education seeks to train girls in the "art of living" and is a compliment to the expanded health programs. Lectures, reports, and pamphlets address sex education, diet, wardrobe, mental wellness, reading and education, and other topics relating to mind and body. Conference materials describe physicians' roles at conferences and suggestions to the health program.

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: circa 1912-1949

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.


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