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Sex Discrimination in employment

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Aileen C. Hernandez papers

Identifier: SSC-MS-00730
Abstract Aileen C. Hernandez (1926-2017) was a Black feminist known for her roles as an original Commissioner of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and as the second president of the National Organization for Women (NOW). She was an active member of more than 100 activist and community-based organizations concerned with racial justice, women’s equality, economic equity, fair housing, education, and other social issues. The Aileen C. Hernandez papers document decades of activism by a...
Dates of Materials: 1926 - 2014

Committee on Women Workers and World Emergency Fund Committee minutes, 1940-1949

 File — Box 4: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156007], Reel: 380, microdex: 2
Scope and Contents Minutes of the YWCA of the U.S.A. Committee on Women Workers and World Emergency Fund Committee. The Committee on Women Workers meets to discuss issues concerning labor practices that have arisen due to war work demands during World War II and the needs of women war workers. The World Emergency Fund Committee is responsible for the material and financial support for war relief, managing the relief fund, creating policy concerning the use of the fund and working with local and regional...
Dates of Materials: 1940-1949

Employment collection

Identifier: SSC-MS-00456
Abstract Primarily printed materials and books, plus some unpublished writings, correspondence, photographs, and ephemera, pertaining to employment issues and specific occupations of women primarily in the U.S. and England. Topics include affirmative action, sex discrimination, labor organizing, child labor, immigrant workers, women in industry, jury duty, wartime work, Social Security, and protective legislation. Over eighty occupations represented include: law, academics, social work, sciences,...
Dates of Materials: 1817 - 2000; Majority of material found within 1920-1976

La Travailleuse Traquée, 1933 - 1946

 File — Box B00637: [Barcode: 310183630457520]
Identifier: (OCoLC)901038134
Scope and Contents From the Collection:

The Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History Periodicals Collection includes over 1,500 titles of current and historical, U.S. and international women's magazines, newsletters, and other serials dating from the 18th century to the present. Periodicals of the suffrage and birth control movements, and the mid-twentieth century women's liberation movement are well represented. Holdings range from full-runs to single issues for certain titles. Some titles are on microfilm.

Dates of Materials: 1933 - 1946

Labor, circa 1928-1945

 File — Box 2: Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156023], Reel: 111, microdex: 5
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A.'s work with employed women and labor matters. Materials provide data and analysis on working women and wages, discuss social implications of women in the workforce, address matters of married women and working mothers, report on various studies of wages and working women, and provide discussion guides for associations. In addition there are materials regarding women in the work force during World War II, and a pamphlet titled "What about the YWCA...
Dates of Materials: circa 1928-1945

Outside organizations: Women, circa 1918-1941

 File — Box 2: Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156023], Reel: 123, microdex: 3
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs and the YWCA of the U.S.A.'s relationship to it. The federation is created to unite organizations of businesswomen, share conditions faced by professional and career women, work to achieve equitable treatment and recognition in the workplace, gather and share career opportunities and create a feeling of solidarity among career women. The National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs is...
Dates of Materials: circa 1918-1941

Outside organizations: Women, circa 1919-1950

 File — Box 2: Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156023], Reel: 123, microdex: 4
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the women's organizations outside of the YWCA of the U.S.A. and their relationship to those organizations. Through the sharing of ideas, contributing to or attending conferences, participating in organization activities and committees or simply through awareness of other women's organizations, the YWCA of the U.S.A. contributes to the common cause of the betterment of women's lives. Included are documents concerning Altrusa Clubs, the Institute for Women's Professional...
Dates of Materials: circa 1919-1950

Women's Action Alliance records

Identifier: SSC-MS-00363
Abstract Women's advocacy organization and feminist collective. The extensive WAA records are a rich source of information about the contemporary women's movement and the dynamics of race and class within it. The organization's projects focused on such issues as coalition-building among women's groups, women's economic development, teenage pregnancy prevention, and non-sexist child development. The WAA Records document the administration of the organization, its projects, and its role as a women's...
Dates of Materials: 1970 - 1996