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Records, 1914-1921 (inclusive)
Bureau of Vocational Information (New York, N.Y.), creator
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[Provides access to page images of this portion of collection]  http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:RAD.SCHL:517982 
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9 folders.


Doerschuk, Anna Beatrice , 1879-1974 ;  Gilman, Charlotte Perkins , 1860-1935 ;  Hirth, Emma P ;  Johnston, Frances Benjamin , 1864-1952 ;  Bureau of Vocational Information (New York, N.Y.) ;  Woman's National Farm and Garden Association. ;  Women Lawyers' Club (U.S.) ;  Society of Chemical Industry (Great Britain). , New York Section. ;  Labor supply -- United States -- 20th century ;  Occupational training for women ;  Educational counseling ;  Scientists -- Vocational guidance ;  Women -- Vocational guidance ;  Women -- Education ;  Women -- Employment ;  Women in agriculture ;  Women in engineering ;  Women in chemistry ;  Women farmers ;  Women lawyers ;  Women engineers ;  Women chemists ;  Chemists ;  Engineers ;  Lawyers ;  Scientists

Consists of papers collected by the Bureau on occupations for women. Includes talks given in a course, "Woman in Industry: Her Opportunities in Business Today," held at NYU in 1915-1916; correspondence and clippings; and questionnaires from women around the U.S. in agriculture, chemistry, engineering, and law from folders 3, 34, 39, 141, 142, 143, 144, 265, and 289 of the Bureau's Records, 1908-1932 (inclusive). The papers discuss the requirements, training, and advantages of the various fields.

Bureau of Vocational Information's Records collection is available on microfilm (M-118, 28 reels, 35 mm.) from the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe College, through interlibrary loan.

The Bureau of Vocational Information of New York City was the successor to the Intercollegiate Bureau of Ocupations (IBO), which was founded in 1911-1912 by the New York Alumnae associations of the Seven Sister colleges, plus those of Wells and Cornell. IBO published studies on wartime training, and on employment opportunities in a number of fields, including the civil service and scientific work. It provided employment information and advice, as well as a placement service for women.

In 1919, IBO was dissolved and BVI took over its functions, conducting research in women's occupations, providing information to colleges, and counselling individual women. The financial support BVI received was not sufficient to maintain it. Despite attempts to affiliate with other organizations and to reorganize, BVI was dissolved in 1926, leaving research on secretarial work, begun in 1924, incomplete.

Electronic finding aid for Bureau of Vocational Information (New York, N.Y.) Records available http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:RAD.SCHL:sch00055

Unpublished finding aid for Bureau of Vocational Information (New York, N.Y.) Records; see also Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library ..., The Manuscript Inventories and the Catalogs ... 10 v., (Boston : G.K. Hall, 1984).

Forms part of Bureau of Vocational Information (New York, N.Y.) Records. See: Bureau of Vocational Information (New York, N.Y.). Records, 1908-1932 (inclusive).