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Foreign workers

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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 25 Collections and/or Records:

Business and Industrial women, 1920-1947

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 18, microdex: 7
Scope and Contents Documents concerning YWCA Business and Industrial area summer conferences for the Okoboji (Iowa) and southwest areas of the YWCA of the U.S.A. Conference bulletins, proceedings, and reports document conference business sessions, workshops and lectures. In addition to conference sessions, participants participate in recreational activities, and committees meetings. Bulletins and reports provide an overview of conference proceedings and summarize talks, workshops, and meetings. In addition...
Dates of Materials: 1920-1947

Business and Industrial women, 1936-1947

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 18, microdex: 8
Scope and Contents Documents concerning YWCA Business and Industrial area summer conferences for the west central and Asilomar (western) areas of the YWCA of the U.S.A. West central conferences are held at Camp Brewster in Omaha, Nebraska and Western conferences at Asilomar Conference grounds and other western locations. Conference bulletins, proceedings, and reports document conference business sessions, workshops and lectures. In addition to conference sessions, participants participate in recreational...
Dates of Materials: 1936-1947

Business and Industrial women, 1930-1948

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 18, microdex: 9
Scope and Contents Documents concerning YWCA Business and Industrial state weekend conferences for Arizona, Northern California, Colorado-Wyoming, Illinois and Iowa. Conference bulletins, proceedings, and reports document conference business sessions, workshops and lectures. In addition to conference sessions, participants participate in recreational activities, and committees meetings. Bulletins and reports provide an overview of conference proceedings and summarize talks, workshops, and meetings. In addition...
Dates of Materials: 1930-1948

Conventions, fifteenth, 1938

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 34, microdex: 1
Scope and Contents Official proceedings, principles, and actions of the Fifteenth National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. The second half of the proceedings, continued from reel 33, microdex 9, concern the presentation and discussion of the study of the Industrial Division and its recommendations in addition to the passing and discussion of convention resolutions. Recommendations from the Industrial Division study concern the implementation of its aims,...
Dates of Materials: 1938

Conventions, fifteenth, 1938

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 34, microdex: 3
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the industrial assembly at the Fifteenth National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. Industrial delegates meet to discuss matters unique to their group, conduct national business, and united behind a program emphasis and aim. For the Fifteenth Convention the Industrial Assembly focuses on matters of democracy and freedoms in response to the unrest in Europe and Asia at the time. Time is also given to discussing the...
Dates of Materials: 1938

Conventions, ninth, 1926

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 29, microdex: 2
Scope and Contents Materials documenting the business and professional, industrial, and student assemblies at the Ninth National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. Each assembly meets separately to discuss and vote on issues unique to their own departments and unique interests and then present their findings to the general convention audience. Business and Professional and Industrial Assemblies discuss the labor movement, problems and issues encountered by...
Dates of Materials: 1926

Immigration, 1910-1947

 File — Box 2: Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156023], Reel: 100, microdex: 1
Scope and Contents Reports on immigration analyze social, economic, and material needs of immigrants, provide demographic information, suggest changes to programming, reports on efforts to work with immigrants at Ellis and Angel islands, and discuss the YWCA International Institutes. Reports also discuss efforts in education and training including teaching English to non-native speakers. Separated families materials discuss and report on how low immigration quotas effect displaced persons and their families,...
Dates of Materials: 1910-1947

Immigration, circa 1910-1950

 File — Box 2: Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156023], Reel: 100, microdex: 2
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous immigration materials concerning the YWCA program, outreach, and education regarding immigrants and displaced persons. Materials address United States laws and public policy, social welfare issues faced by immigrant populations, employment barriers and treatment, and social acceptance and perceptions. Cooperation between YWCA international institutes and other YWCA associations is addressed through the education materials and numerous pamphlets intended to educate women of the...
Dates of Materials: circa 1910-1950

Industrial, 1936-1939

 File — Box 2: Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156023], Reel: 103, microdex: 4
Scope and Contents Eastern region industrial conference materials including schedules of events, talks, and programs, member statistics and demographics, statements from workers, discussion questions regarding race, employment, working conditions, civil liberties, and other matters, newsletters summarizing the conference, and more. Camp songs, dramas, and schedules can also be found in these materials. The conference materials reflect the issues faced by working girls during the time. These issues may include...
Dates of Materials: 1936-1939

Industrial, 1918-1931

 File — Box 2: Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156023], Reel: 102, microdex: 2
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...
Dates of Materials: 1918-1931

Industrial, 1915-1928

 File — Box 2: Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156023], Reel: 102, microdex: 3
Scope and Contents YWCA of the U.S.A. Industrial Club Council reports arranged by region. Reports summarize recommended activities and initiatives, discuss club organization and news, discuss effective programming for employed women, and report on industrial issues. Reports also discuss fair wages, labor laws, child labor, and education of employed women. The Federation of Industrial Clubs documents the organization of programming for employed women and women in industrial work. Handbooks and pamphlets discuss...
Dates of Materials: 1915-1928

Industrial, 1916-1950

 File — Box 2: Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156023], Reel: 102, microdex: 4
Scope and Contents Documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. Industrial Department committees, inquiry commission and constituency. Committee materials address operations of the committee, personnel matters, discuss program initiatives with industrial and employed women, note policy changes, and report on efforts made for industrial work and workers. In addition, the committee handbook is included, outlining the purpose, functions, goals, and organization of the committee. The Inquiry commission documents detail...
Dates of Materials: 1916-1950

Industrial, 1936-1942

 File — Box 2: Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156023], Reel: 102, microdex: 5
Scope and Contents YWCA of the U.S.A. Industrial Department conference programs and materials for the central region conferences arranged by year. Conference programs and other materials discuss the employment issues faced at the time and may include issues of race, religion, nationality, fair wages, employment during World War II, working conditions, job training, education, and other needs. Materials also discuss the organization of the industrial council, promote national initiative, inform conference...
Dates of Materials: 1936-1942

Industrial, 1922-1935

 File — Box 2: Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156023], Reel: 103, microdex: 1
Scope and Contents Minutes, reports, and other materials from central region YWCA of the U.S.A. industrial conferences arranged by year. Conference materials may include summaries of talks and lectures given, discussion of how to effectively engage women and girls in political and social activism, demographics and statistics regarding club membership, devotions and prayers, and discussion of the pressing issues of the time. In addition, materials may discuss current legislation relating to employed women,...
Dates of Materials: 1922-1935

Industrial, 1940-1942

 File — Box 2: Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156023], Reel: 103, microdex: 3
Scope and Contents Eastern region industrial conference materials including schedules of events, talks, and programs, member statistics and demographics, statements from workers, discussion questions regarding race, employment, working conditions, civil liberties, and other matters, newsletters summarizing the conference, and more. 1940 conference materials include records of discussions with girls regarding civil liberties and employment. Discussions include unions, fair hiring and treatment of non-citizen,...
Dates of Materials: 1940-1942

Industrial conferences, 1931-1935

 File — Box 2: Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156023], Reel: 103, microdex: 5
Scope and Contents Eastern region industrial conference materials including schedules of events, talks, and programs, member statistics and demographics, statements from workers, discussion questions regarding race, employment, working conditions, civil liberties, and other matters, newsletters summarizing the conference, and more. Much of the conference discussions concern workers rights, labor laws and legislation, fair wages, economic conditions in the United States and around the world, job security, and...
Dates of Materials: 1931-1935

Industrial conferences, 1919-1930

 File — Box 2: Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156023], Reel: 103, microdex: 6
Scope and Contents Eastern region industrial conference materials including schedules of events, talks, and programs, member statistics and demographics, statements from workers, discussion questions regarding race, employment, working conditions, civil liberties, and other matters, newsletters summarizing the conference, personal accounts from workers, and more. In addition, conference materials may include camp dramas and songs, administrative and managerial materials, summaries of lectures given, lists of...
Dates of Materials: 1919-1930

International institutes, circa 1926-1939

 File — Box 2: Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156023], Reel: 101, microdex: 5
Scope and Contents Documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. international institute programs for second generation immigrants. These include autobiographies, reports and case studies. Second Generation materials concern first generation American women and young girls and how their social and cultural experiences affect their lives, work, relationships and place among other nationalities. Case studies and autobiographies provide narrative accounts of what life was like and reports provide demographic and other...
Dates of Materials: circa 1926-1939

International institutes, 1928-1948

 File — Box 2: Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156023], Reel: 100, microdex: 3
Scope and Contents Documents concerning international institutes, YWCA of the U.S.A. associations for immigrant women including materials on adult education programs and the American Federation of International Institutes. Adult education materials include citizenship training, social program availability, English language coaching, home life adjustments, preserving cultural heritage, discussions of social and cultural differences, and other topics aimed at helping women new to the United States adjust to...
Dates of Materials: 1928-1948

International institutes, 1924-1938

 File — Box 2: Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156023], Reel: 100, microdex: 4
Scope and Contents Newsletters, quarterly bulletins, and technical bulletins concerning international institutes, YWCA of the U.S.A. associations for immigrants to the United States. Bulletins address immigration law and policy, announce lecture series and events, provide case studies regarding living conditions around the world, announce personnel matters, and relay other information important to the international institutes. In addition, bulletins discuss issues of race, prejudices, social standing, and YWCA...
Dates of Materials: 1924-1938

International institutes, 1930-1943

 File — Box 2: Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156023], Reel: 100, microdex: 5
Scope and Contents Conference proceedings and minutes for national institute conferences. International institutes are YWCA of the U.S.A. associations for immigrant women in the United States. Issues addressed include, Japanese Americans and internment, war refugees, immigration and naturalization difficulties, administration of international institutes, and social and economic problems. Documents also address and discuss migration issues and practices globally. In addition, conference materials describe...
Dates of Materials: 1930-1943

International institutes, 1917-1928

 File — Box 2: Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156023], Reel: 100, microdex: 6
Scope and Contents Conference proceedings and minutes for international institute conferences. International institutes are YWCA of the U.S.A. associations for immigrant women in the United States. Conference materials discuss immigration and naturalization difficulties, administration of international institutes, immigration law, employment for immigrants, and social and economic problems. In addition, conference materials describe methods and initiatives for serving the international communities of women....
Dates of Materials: 1917-1928

Labor, circa 1928-1944

 File — Box 2: Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156023], Reel: 110, microdex: 4
Scope and Contents Documents concerning labor legislation, standards and strikes in the United States in addition to bulletins addressing unemployment and the Great Depression. Documents include educational materials for local associations, discussions and descriptions of YWCA of the U.S.A. positions labor issues and policies, suggestions for getting involved and advocating for causes, and data and reports from local groups and associations. In addition, materials include summaries of proposed or passed...
Dates of Materials: circa 1928-1944

Labor, 1930-1931

 File — Box 2: Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156023], Reel: 110, microdex: 5
Scope and Contents

Documents concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A. work with unemployed groups and unemployment relief. Minutes and reports of conferences document the YWCA's efforts in unemployment relief, discuss the role of religion and other agencies, summarize findings, and provide an overview of the National Board's activities in matters of unemployment during the Depression. Other materials address various issues resulting from unemployment including the risk of deportation faced by immigrants. 

Dates of Materials: 1930-1931

National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum records

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00586
Abstract Advocacy group which focuses on the rights and needs of Asian and Pacific Islander American Women. Records include administrative files, correspondence, conference and retreat materials, reports, newsletters, articles, photos, videos, and research files. Major topics include women's rights, reproductive rights, women's health, Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender rights, immigration reform, domestic violence, human trafficking, labor reform, economic justice, voter registration initiatives, and...
Dates of Materials: 1995 - 2019