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Household employment, 1934-1940

 File — Box: 2, Reel: 98, microdex: 3
Household employment, 1934-1940
Household employment, 1934-1940

Scope and Contents

Materials for local household employee associations alphabetical by city for Pasadena, California through Youngstown, Ohio. Surveys distributed to employees and employers seek out information regarding wages, duties expected, living conditions, expected hours in a workweek, and other matters of household employment. Clippings, letters, and reports demonstrate the YWCA's efforts to work for fair employment for domestic workers and their service as a training and social club for those workers. Other materials discuss domestic workers' hours, wages, treatment, educational materials for employees and employers, legislative information, activities, and reports on local domestic worker problems. A lengthy report from the Philadelphia Institute of Household Occupations details recruitment, placements, and training practices, and includes a table showing women employed from the program, their wages, and their work history. Some materials address African Americans in household employment including a report from St. Louis.

Dates of Materials

  • 1934-1940

Language of Materials

English 

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.

Extent

510 frames (1 partial reel)