National Consumers' League files, 1904-1955.


National Consumers' League files, 1904-1955.

National Consumers' League files, 1904-1955.

Records document the League's research and lobbying activities for federal and state legislation and various social action programs. Consist of routine business records, published and unpublished reports, correspondence, and research documents pertaining to equal pay, equal rights, minimum wage, child labor, women workers, migrant workers, and fair labor standards.


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