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Consumers' League of Massachusetts. Records of the Consumers' League of Massachusetts, 1891-1955: A Finding Aid

Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: B-24
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Consumers' League of Massachusetts
Title: Records of the Consumers' League of Massachusetts, 1891-1955
Date(s): 1891-1955
Quantity: 12.93 linear feet (31 file boxes)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Minutes, financial statements, reports, etc., of the Consumers' League of Massachusetts, which sought to mobilize public opinion in support of improved conditions for workers.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Accession numbers: 55-56, 56-166
The records of the Consumers' League of Massachusetts were given to the Schlesinger Library by the Consumers' League of Massachusetts in 1955 and in 1956.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright. Copyright in the records created by the Consumers' League of Massachusetts as well as copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.
Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.

Preferred Citation:

Consumers' League of Massachusetts Records, 1891-1955; item description, dates. B-24, folder #. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University.

HISTORY

The Consumers' League of Massachusetts, established in 1898, sought to mobilize public opinion in support of improved conditions for workers.

ARRANGEMENT

The collection is arranged in six series:

SCOPE AND CONTENT

The papers of the Consumers' League of Massachusetts include the records of the organization, extensive files of correspondence with individuals and organizations, articles and reports by Consumers' League associates, and publications of the League. There are some records of the National Consumers' League, and publications of the National League and other state leagues. The collection contains considerable material on child labor, including: the work of the National Child Labor Committee, material on the "Child Labor Amendment," and on efforts to raise the compulsory school attendance age. The remaining papers cover many aspects of working conditions in industry, particularly concerning women workers, and including such topics as wages and hours, sweatshops, homework, industrial poisoning, strikes, unions, social security and workmen's compensation.

CONTAINER LIST

SEPARATION RECORD

The following items have been removed from the collection:
The following items have been removed from the collection. They were added to the Schlesinger Library book collection or donated to other Harvard libraries.
The following items have been removed from the collection:

Container List

Additional Index Terms

Child Labor Amendment
Child labor--Law and legislation.
Child labor--Massachusetts
Equal pay for equal work
Harvard scrubwomen
Home labor--Massachusetts
Hours of labor--Massachusetts
Industrial toxicology--Massachusetts
Labor laws and legislation--Massachusetts.
Labor unions -- Massachusetts
Mason Fund
Massachusetts--Social conditions
Quality of work life
Secretaries -- Massachusetts
Social security--Law and legislation--Massachusetts
Strikes and lockouts--Massachusetts
Sweatshops--Massachusetts
Textile workers--Massachusetts
Wages--Massachusetts
Women--Employment
Women's rights
Work environment--Massachusetts
Workers' compensation--Massachusetts--History
Working class--Massachusetts
Working class women--Massachusetts
Consumers' League of Connecticut
Consumers' League of New York City
Epstein, Abraham, 1892-1942
Filene, E. A. (Edward Albert), 1860-1937
Herter, Christian Archibald, 1895-1966
Hewes, Amy, 1877-1970
Hosley, Caroline
Howes, Edith M., 1855-1942
Johnson, Ethel McLean, 1882-1978
Joint Committee on Industrial Conditions of Men and Women in Massachusetts
Kelley, Florence, 1859-1932
Lamb, Rosamond
Lamont, Corliss, 1902-1995
Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1902-1985
Luscomb, Florence, 1887-1985
Massachusetts. Department of Labor and Industry
McConnell, Beatrice
McCormack, John W., 1891-1980
Magee, Elizabeth Stewart, 1889-1972
Miller, Frieda S.
National Child Labor Committee (U.S.)
National Consumers' League
Perkins, Frances, 1880-1965
Rogers, Edith Nourse, 1881-1960
Saltonstall, Leverett, 1892-1979
Social Work Action Committee of Boston
Stitt, Louise
Studley, Jeanette
Switzer, Mary Elizabeth, 1900-1971
United Office and Professional Workers of America
United States. Children's Bureau
United States. Women's Bureau
Vorse, Mary Heaton, 1874-1966
Watt, Robert J., 1894-1947
Wiesman, Margaret, 1898-1953
White, Eva Whiting, 1880-1974

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