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Household employment, circa 1925-1941

 File — Box: 2, Reel: 97, microdex: 4
Household employment, circa 1925-1941
Household employment, circa 1925-1941

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning household employment including employer-employee relationships, international issues, health examination, history, and legislation. Employee relations documents the relationship between both parties and records issues with treatment and fair employment. Foreign materials gather information regarding domestic or household workers outside of the United States. Documents in the health examination subject file address the requirement that all domestic workers undergo a health examination prior to employment. The history section is comprised of a publication telling the history of the YWCA's work with domestic workers. Finally, the legislation materials discuss current legislation, legislation in progress, and how to become involved in the political process. These subject files also address treatment of the African American domestic worker, worker rights, fair labor, wages and other matters. 

Dates of Materials

  • circa 1925-1941

Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

From the Record Group:

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.


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