Clippings concerning industrial program controversy, 1920-1921
Scope and Contents
The Industrial Department of the YWCA of the U.S.A. is concerned with the well-being and working conditions of women and girls in industry. In addition to providing activities and services to industrial girls the department develops program and policy concerning the labor movement. In 1920 in reaction to resolutions and actions of the Cleveland Convention of the YWCA of the U.S.A. the magazine "Industry" releases an article exposing the "radical" ideals of the Industrial Department's program. Subsequently a Pittsburg employer's association publishes a letter encouraging manufacturers to boycott the upcoming YWCA of the U.S.A. financial campaign. Clippings and notes document the sequence of events and the views of the employers as well as those of the YWCA of the U.S.A. and organizations sharing similar labor ideals.
Dates of Materials
- Creation: 1920-1921
Language of Materials
Conditions Governing Access
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.
102 frames (1 partial reel)
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