Health education, 1920-1947
Scope and Contents
Documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. health education program, recreation and reports. Program files analyze the health education methods and initiatives used by the YWCA from 1920 through 1943. Pamphlets recommend practices for implementing a health and recreation program, discuss budgetary needs, discuss the national health program, outline organizational and reporting structure, and other matters. An appendix to one report lists the statements of purpose for various health education programs. Recreation items discuss recreation programs and suggest recreational activities for clubs. The book "Health through leisure-time recreation" examines health education programs, the importance of recreation as health education, and covers the history of health education in the YWCA. Several pamphlets outline how to conduct and host recreational parties with various themes. Reports and progress reports assess the effectiveness of the health education programs according to their initiatives.
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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.
865 frames (1 partial reel)
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