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Title
Appointment Bureau. 1909-1932 (inclusive) ,  History, 1909-1932 (inclusive)
Name/Creator
Women's Educational and Industrial Union (Boston, Mass.), Appointment Bureau., creator
HOLLIS IDDigital Object
[Provides access to page images of this portion of collection]  http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:RAD.SCHL:546764 
Location
Networked Resource
Language
English
Description
4 folders.
Form/Genre
mixed material

Clippings.
Subject
Women's Educational and Industrial Union (Boston, Mass.). , Appointment Bureau. ;  Women's Educational and Industrial Union (Boston, Mass.) ;  Employment agencies -- Massachusetts -- Boston ;  Manual training -- Massachusetts -- Boston ;  Occupational training -- Massachusetts -- Boston ;  Women -- Vocational guidance -- Massachusetts -- Boston ;  Women -- Employment -- Massachusetts -- Boston ;  Women -- Services for -- Massachusetts -- Boston

Category
Working class

Industrial workers

Vocational training

Career guidance

Note
Consists of early material, histories and letters of the Appointment Bureau of the Women's Educational and Industrial Union of Boston, Massachusetts, from folders 65-69 of the WEIU's Records, 1877-1980 (inclusive). Includes News notes, a collection of articles about or relevant to the Appointment Bureau, procured via a news service.

The WEIU, a non-profit social and educational agency, was founded in Boston in 1877 by Dr. Harriet Clisby and incorporated in 1880, "to increase fellowship among women and to promote the best practical methods for securing their educational, industrial and social advancement." Initially it provided practical help and training programs for women, teaching them how to produce marketable goods and selling their products. Among the social services offered were legal aid for needy women, especially domestics; school lunches; training and placement for the blind and other handicapped persons; health education and free medical treatment; and investigation of working conditions in shops and factories. In the 1930s it added employment services, and in the 1950s became involved with housing problems of the elderly.

Unpublished finding aid; see also Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library ..., The manuscript inventories and the catalogs ... 10 v. (Boston : G.K. Hall, 1984).

Electronic finding aid for Records of the Women's Educational and Industrial Union (B-8) available http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:RAD.SCHL:sch00209

Forms part of Records of the Women's Educational and Industrial Union. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe College. See: Women's Educational and Industrial Union (Boston, Mass.). Records, 1877-1980 (inclusive).
Other Title
  Records, 1877-1980 (inclusive)
Other Title