Handbook of Co-Ed Teen Activities 1959 by Edythe & David DeMarche ~ YMCA ~ Youth Group ~ Socialization ~ Mixers ~ Games ~ Parties


Title: Handbook of Co-Ed Teen Activities
Author: Edythe and David DeMarche
Illustrator: James DeMarche and Dickson DeMarche

Description: Second printing, March 1959. Gray cloth boards stamped in pink on spine. Pocket on front endpaper with several 5x3 activity cards, else very clean and unmarked. 640 pages. Dust jacket is edge worn and rubbed; some soiling (mostly on spine); not price clipped ($7.95); in an archival mylar sleeve. Scarce in dust jacket.  

An extensive compendium of activities for teens, girls and boys, for wherever they might gather, at home, school, club, church, camp, or community center. Designed for the shy, as well as the ready-to-socialize, these ideas, directions, programs and activities will help youth develop socialization skills and to learn to play and work together. A really fantastic array of games, dances, party activities, outdoor activities, ways to appreciate of food and music, and much more.    

The book was authored by Edythe (1912-2009) and her husband David DeMarche (1910-1982), who were based in the San Francisco area around the time this was published in the late 1950s. David was a graduate of the University of Southern California, a professional sociologist and former faculty member at the YMCA-affiliated Springfield College (1947-1952), and later worked with the USO. He was an expert in community surveys of recreation and group work services.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: Very Good–

Publisher: Association Press
Place: New York
Year: 1959

Keywords: YMCA, games, socialization, party, dances, mixers, youth groups,

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