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Teenage, 1951-1960

 File — Box: 3, Reel: 250, microdex: 2
Teenage, 1951-1960
Teenage, 1951-1960

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A. teenage program and Y-Teen clubs including its history, insignia, program, projects and recruiting. Y-Teen clubs are a way for junior high and high school girls to participate in the life of the YWCA of the U.S.A., develop an awareness of national and international issues and develop as leaders. The YWCA of the U.S.A. Teenage Department and Y-Teen clubs are the successor to its Girl Reserve program. A brief timeline and historical overviews provide further details to the development of the YWCA of the U.S.A. programs for teenagers. Program reports, handbooks and statistics include descriptions of national program emphases for teenages, analysis of program attendance and membership and leadership practices and methods. Special projects help Y-Teens contribute to the national and international movements through activities such as creating scrapbooks to share with other countries for World Fellowship Week, recruiting projects and fund raising projects. Additional materials include letters concerning the registration of the Y-Teen symbols and name as a trademark, recruitment notes and practices, and articles highlighting the work of the Y-Teen clubs and teenage program. 

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: 1951-1960

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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