Records, 1891-1955 (inclusive).

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Consumers' League of Massachusetts. Records, 1891-1955 (inclusive).

Records, 1891-1955 (inclusive).

Minutes, financial statements, reports, correspondence, membership lists, articles, and publications contain material on child labor, the National Child Labor Committee, the Child Labor Amendment, and efforts to raise the compulsory school attendance age. Also includes items regarding industrial working conditions (particulary of women workers) such as wages and hours, sweatshops, homework, industrial poisoning, strikes, unions, social security, and workmen's compensation. Some records of the National Consumers' League and other state leagues are also included.

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Kelley, Florence, 1859-1932

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National Child Labor Committee (U.S.)

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National Consumers' League

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Howes, Edith M., 1855-1942.

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Hosley, Caroline.

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Lamb, Rosamond.

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