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Industrial, 1918-1931

 File — Box: 2, Reel: 102, microdex: 2
Industrial, 1918-1931
Industrial, 1918-1931

Scope and Contents

Articles, budgets and bulletins concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. work with women and girls employed in industry. Articles are clippings or entire articles relating to the industrial work with employed women and their families. Industrial budgets materials concern fair wages and cost of living for employed women and may include sample budgets for fair standards of living, discussion of current wages and living standards in the United States and around the world, working conditions of various employments, and bibliographies. The "Industrial Bulletin" is a periodic publication from the industrial department of the YWCA of the U.S.A. to YWCA industrial secretaries. Bulletins discuss labor and industry issues faced by employed women including fair wages, union organization, working conditions and treatment, workers education, methods of reaching employed women, policy agendas, employment of young women, foreign laborers, and other topics. 

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: 1918-1931

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.


639 frames (1 partial reel)