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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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Health education, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.