Records of the Bureau of Vocational Information, 1908-1932


Bureau of Vocational Information. Records, 1908-1932

Records of the Bureau of Vocational Information, 1908-1932


Correspondence, questionnaires, printed material, etc., of the Intercollegiate Bureau of Occupations and its predecessor Bureau of Vocational Information.

9 cartons, 1 file box, 2 oversize folders, 28 reels of microfilm (M-118)

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