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Labor, circa 1961-1970

 File — Box: 4, Reel: 296, microdex: 6
Labor, circa 1961-1970
Labor, circa 1961-1970

Scope and Contents

Youth employment project proposals submitted to the United States Department of Labor and additional documents concerning issues of employment opportunity and conditions for youth. Taking advantage of the opportunities arising from the Economic Opportunity Act, the YWCA proposes several projects for vocational guidance. The Employability Learning Centers proposal is described as an umbrella proposal supporting the Summer Youth Demonstration Project and Business Office Culture Project. Both of these projects provide basic education, job skills and counseling to young women and girls in need. A separate proposal suggests the establishment of ten residential centers for girls and young women who may be taking advantage of other employment projects of Department of Labor employment opportunites. The final proposal included here proposes a study of young women who participated in Neighborhood Youth Corps programs, providing work experience for youth. Additional youth employment documents include YWCA of the U.S.A. National Board statements concerning the proposed Youth Employment Opportunities Act, program outlines and guidelines for youth employment, an outline of a study of youth employment and a report of a conference on unemployment in urban youth not in school. 

Dates of Materials

  • circa 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.


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