United States. Women's Bureau

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The Women's Bureau of the U.S. Department of Labor was established in 1920 and was mandated to formulate standards and policies which promote the welfare of wage earning women, improve their working conditions, increase their efficiency, advance their opportunities for professional employment, and investigate and report on all matters pertinent to the welfare of women in industry.

From the description of Records of the Women's Bureau of the U.S. Department of Labor, 1918-1965 (inclusive), [microform]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122549881

First established in 1918 as the Woman in Industry Service, the Women's Bureau was made a permanent part of the Department of Labor by act of Congress in 1920. The Bureau was mandated "to formulate standards and policies which promote the welfare of wage-earning women, improve their working conditions, increase their efficiency, and advance their opportunities for profitable employment ...[with] authority to investigate and report to the said [Labor] Department on all matters pertaining to the welfare of women in industry."

From the description of Records, 1918-1965. [microform] (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 64091533

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referencedIn Anderson, Mary, 1872-1964. Papers, 1918-1960 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Keyserling, Mary Dublin. Reminiscences of Mary Dublin Keyserling : oral history, 1982. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Faith Berry Papers, 1963-1984, (bulk 1971-1983 ) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Pidgeon, Mary Elizabeth. Oral history interview of Mary Elizabeth Pidgeon [manuscript], 1976 November 12, 1977 March 26. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Keyserling, Mary, 1910-. Reminiscences of Mary Keyserling : oral history, 1982. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Keyserling, Mary (Dublin). Papers, 1924-1988 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
creatorOf United States. Women's Bureau. United States. Dept. of labor. Women's Bureau. "Women's Work Counts." Posters, 1995. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Leopold, Alice Koller, 1909-. Papers, 1953-1956 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Papers, 1924-1988 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
creatorOf United States. Women's Bureau. United States. Department of Labor. Women's Bureau. "The Employment and Unemployment of Negro Women," 1924. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Papers, 1884-1998 (inclusive), 1929-1988 (bulk) Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Hillman, Bessie. Bessie Hillman correspondence, 1930-1970, 1945-1970 (bulk). Cornell University Library
referencedIn Vassar College. Woman suffrage and women's rights collection, 1866-1989. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Peterson, Esther, 1906-1997. Papers: Series I-IV, 1884-1998 (inclusive), 1929-1998 (bulk). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn National Council on Household Employment records, 1908-1946, bulk 1928-1941. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
referencedIn Van Kleeck, Mary, 1883-. Mary van Kleeck Papers, 1849-1998. Smith College, Neilson Library
creatorOf United States. Women's Bureau. Records, 1918-1965. [microform] Cornell University Library
creatorOf United States. Women's Bureau. Records of the Women's Bureau of the U.S. Department of Labor, 1918-1965 ; Part II : Women in World War II ; Series B. Subjects and Correspondence Files on War Industries. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Newman, Pauline. Papers, 1903-1982 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
creatorOf United States. Women's Bureau. Women's Bureau of the U.S. Dept. of Labor. Records. Pt.2, Series A, 1918-1965. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Employment Collection MS 456., 1817-1991, 1920-1976 Sophia Smith Collection
referencedIn Bellanca, Dorothy. Dorothy Jacobs Bellanca papers, 1914-1946, 1925-1940 (bulk). Cornell University Library
referencedIn Miller, Frieda S. Papers, 1909-1973 (inclusive), 1929-1967 (bulk). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Baxandall, Rosalyn Fraad, 1939-. Reformers and radicals. California State University, Long Beach
referencedIn National Council on Household Employment. National Council on Household Employment records, 1908-1946, bulk 1928-1941. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Suffragists Oral History Project (Bancroft Library). Transcripts of oral history project, 1959-1974 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
creatorOf United States. Department of Labor. Women's Bureau. "The Employment and Unemployment of Negro Women, ", 1934. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Martin P. Catherwood Library, Cornell University.
referencedIn Papers of Faith Berry, 1963-1984 (bulk 1971-1983). Library of Congress
referencedIn Women of Vision (Tacoma, Wash.). Records, 1989-1999. Washington State Historical Society
referencedIn Vassar College. Woman suffrage and women's rights collection, 1866-1974. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Sophia Smith Collection. Employment collection, 1817-1991 (bulk 1920-1976). Smith College, Neilson Library
creatorOf National Women's Trade Union League of America. Women's employment collection, 1897-1980 (bulk 1900-1952). The Claremont Colleges, Claremont University Consortium
creatorOf United States. Women's Bureau. Records of the Women's Bureau of the U.S. Department of Labor, 1918-1965 (inclusive), [microform]. Yale University Library
referencedIn Berry, Faith. Papers, 1963-1984 (bulk 1971-1983). Library of Congress
referencedIn New York House and School of Industry. Vocational Training Project. Records, 1950-1961 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Consumers' League of Massachusetts. Records, 1891-1955 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Rare Pamphlet Collection. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Koontz, Elizabeth D. (Elizabeth Duncan), 1919-. Elizabeth Duncan Koontz collection, 1929-1989 (bulk 1950-1985). Bennett College, Thomas F. Holgate Library
referencedIn Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America. Sidney Hillman papers, 1930-1946 (bulk 1935-1945) Cornell University Library
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associatedWith Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America. corporateBody
associatedWith Anderson, Mary, 1872-1964. person
associatedWith Bellanca, Dorothy. person
associatedWith Berry, Faith. person
associatedWith Consumers' League of Massachusetts. corporateBody
associatedWith ESTHER (EGGERTSEN) PETERSON, 1906-1997 person
associatedWith Grinder, Dale. person
associatedWith Hillman, Bessie. person
associatedWith Hydrick, Blair. person
associatedWith Keyserling, Mary Dublin. person
associatedWith Koontz, Elizabeth D. (Elizabeth Duncan), 1919- person
associatedWith Leopold, Alice Koller, 1909- person
associatedWith Miller, Frieda S. person
associatedWith National Council on Household Employment. corporateBody
associatedWith Newman, Pauline. person
associatedWith New York House and School of Industry. Vocational Training Project. corporateBody
associatedWith Peterson, Esther, 1906-1997. person
associatedWith Pidgeon, Mary Elizabeth. person
associatedWith Sealander, Judith, person
associatedWith Sealander, Judith. person
associatedWith Suffragists Oral History Project (Bancroft Library). corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Dept. of Labor corporateBody
associatedWith Van Kleeck, Mary, 1883- person
associatedWith Vassar College. corporateBody
associatedWith Women of Vision (Tacoma, Wash.) corporateBody
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United States
United States
United States
Subject
Social legislation
Labor policy
Working class women
Women--Employment--History--Sources
Women--Employment
Women labor union members
Labor and laboring classes
Women--Legal status, laws, etc
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