Labor, circa 1921-1931
Scope and Contents
Documents concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A. work with unemployed groups and unemployment relief programs. Miscellaneous materials include educational materials, discussion outlines, case studies relating the experience of women and girls, sample budgets and discussion of cost of living, and suggestions for relief work and programming for unemployed girls. In addition, the materials contain background information on the economic situation, discussion of national and international relief efforts, and discussion of possible reasons for and solutions to unemployment.
Dates of Materials
- circa 1921-1931
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.
365 frames (1 partial reel)
- Cost and standard of living
- Depressions -- 1929
- Employment -- Foreign countries
- Federal aid
- Labor laws and legislation
- Rural girls
- Unemployment -- Religious aspects
- Unemployment insurance
- Women -- Vocational guidance
- clippings (information artifacts)
- minutes (administrative records)
Part of the Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History Repository
7 Neilson Drive
Northampton MA 01063