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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.
The records are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection with the following accesptions: Portions of the physical papers are stored offsite. To access the microfilm reels and boxes 893-964 and 1061-1132, researchers must give two working days advance notice. Access to audiovisual materials may first require production of research copies.
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To the extent that it owns copyright, the YWCA of the U.S.A. has retained copyright of the records in this group; however, copyright in other items in this collection may be held by their respective creators. For reproductions of materials that are governed by fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. In all other cases, YWCA of the U.S.A. has authorized the Sophia Smith Collection to grant permission to publish reproductions or quotations on its behalf. For materials in the collection not created by YWCA of the U.S.A., researchers are responsible for determining who may hold materials' copyrights and obtaining approval from them if reqired by law. Researchers do not need anything further from Smith College Special Collections to move forward with the use of those materials.
Girl Reserve, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.