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Miscellaneous materials relating to Girl Reserve conferences. Materials cover running and managing of groups, attendance, leadership, administration, developing a program, interracial conferences, and other planning and administrative materials. A publication titled "Program emphases interpreted for younger girl conferences and club work in the Young Women's Christian Associations" provides an overview of how the YWCA program is delivered to girls and young women. Program topics include, religion, race relations, music, employment, international relations, health and recreation, and family. Other documents analyze the function and success of summer conferences and other special conferences.
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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 conferences, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.