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Labor, 1961-1970

 File — Box: 4, Reel: 296, microdex: 5
Labor, 1961-1970
Labor, 1961-1970

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A.'s policies and programs concerning employment for women. By the 1960's the YWCA of the U.S.A.'s focus in labor issues turns to matters of equal opportunity, equal pay and policies surrounding the treatment of women in the workplace. Letters of concern or support sent to politicians demonstrate the YWCA of the U.S.A.'s stance on laws and policies. Additional advocacy and education initiatives include a consultation to discuss issues and laws surrounding women in the workforce, public statements on legislation such as the Equal Pay Act, and the Vistas for Women project. Vistas for Women is a vocational guidance program for "mature women." The project advises women who are re-entering the workforce, changing careers or seeking new employment. The program values women as members of the workforce and uses forums and individual counseling to assist workforce entry. Vistas for Women documents include a total program report in addition to reports from participating community associations and a telegram from President Lyndon B. Johnson commending the program. 

Dates of Materials

  • 1961-1970

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.


341 frames (1 partial reel)