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Emma France Ward Papers, 1922-66
2 boxes (2 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 170

Abstract:
Public health specialist and personnel manager. The strength of this collection is its documentation of Ward's career as a woman government bureaucrat during a period in which governmental influence in the regulation of industry increased dramatically. It is also a rich source of information about women workers, especially those in the shipbuilding industry during the World War II period. Materials include correspondence; articles written by Ward about the health and safety of women workers; and publications devoted to women industrial workers' health and safety.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

The papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection.

Restrictions on use:

The copyright owner of this collection is unknown. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights. Permission to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use" must also be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection as owners of the physical property.

Sophia Smith Collection
Smith College
Northampton, MA

Biographical Note
Letter to Emma Ward from Herbert Wenzel, regional Industrial Advisor, August 26, 1944

Letter to Emma Ward from Herbert Wenzel,
regional Industrial Advisor, August 26, 1944

Emma France Ward, the daughter of Wilbur F. and Emma Albert Ward, was born in Baltimore in 1886. She graduated from Goucher College in 1909; later she received a degree in public health medicine from Johns Hopkins University, and engaged in further studies at the University of Wisconsin, Harvard University, and in Europe. Early in her career Ward did settlement work. In 1931 she was the official delegate from the U.S. Public Health Service and one of three American women out of 500 delegates to attend the 6th International Congress of Accidents and Industrial Diseases in Geneva. Her long government career included appointments with the U.S. Children's Bureau, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and the Internal Revenue Service. During WWII Ward worked for the Maritime Commission as the officer in charge of women workers in shipyards. After the war she worked with the Brookings Institution in Washington until her retirement in 1958. She died of a stroke in Baltimore in 1963.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Papers include biographical information; personal and professional correspondence; articles written by Ward about the health and safety of women workers; and pamphlets, reprints, periodicals and other publications devoted to women industrial workers' health and safety, especially in shipyards. The strength of this collection is its documentation of Ward's career as a woman government bureaucrat during a period in which governmental influence in the regulation of industry increased dramatically. It is also a rich source of information about women workers, especially those in the shipbuilding industry, and especially during the World War II period.


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

The papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection.

Restrictions on use:

The copyright owner of this collection is unknown. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights. Permission to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use" must also be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection as owners of the physical property.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

Emma France Ward Papers, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, Northampton, Mass.

History of the Collection

Emma France Ward donated her papers to the Sophia Smith Collection from 1955 to 1961.

Processing Information

Finding aid revised in 2002 by Gayla Spaulding, intern.


Additional Information
Contact Information
Sophia Smith Collection
Smith College
Northampton, MA 01063

Phone: (413) 585-2970
Fax: (413) 585-2886

Email Reference Form: http://www.smith.edu/libraries/libs/ssc/emailform.html
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Language
English.
Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Contents List
Contents


Box 1: folder 1
Biographical materials



Biographical sketch and bookplate,
1923, 1933

Box 1: folder 2
Obituary,
1964

Box 1: folder 3
Correspondence



A-Z,
1922-55

Box 1: folder 4
Photocopies of correspondence,
1922-55

Box 1: folder 5
to Margaret Storrs Grierson,
1955-60

Box 1: folder 6
Application to the United Nations,
1954

Box 1: folder 7
Writings and research



Accident prevention,
1926-43

Box 1: folder 8
Articles by Emma Ward,
1923-30

Box 1: folder 9
Child labor,
1924

Box 1: folder 10
Industrial health,
1925-45

Box 1: folder 11
Shipbuilding



General,
1944-46

Box 1: folder 12
England,
n.d.

Box 1: folder 13
Publications,
1943-45

Box 1: folder 14
Women in industry,
1943-44

Box 1: folder 15
Printed materials



Bournville Works Publications: pamphlets,
1927-29


Pension: Provident and Benevolent Funds


Box 2: folder 1
Education in the Factory


Box 2
Bournville Housing


Box 2
Pamphlets loose in box:



A Study of Absenteeism Among Women,
1943


Two Studies on Hours of Work,
1928


Artificial Humidification in the Cotton Weaving Industry,
1927


The Assessment of Psychological Qualities by Verbal Methods,
1938


Inventory of the County and Town Archives of Maryland,
1939


The Family Status of Breadwinning Women,
1922


Negro Women in Industry,
1922


Health Problems of Women in Industry,
1921


Hours and Conditions of Work for Women in Industry in Virginia,
1920


The New Position of Women in American Industry,
1920


Women in Maryland Industries,
1922


Institute of Citizenship and Government,
1923


Skoda Works,
1929


Book: Away in a Manger by Jean Thoburn,
1942



Search Terms
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Subjects
  • Industrial safety--United States--History--20th century--Sources
  • Shipbuilding industry--Employees--History--Sources
  • Ward, Emma F. (Emma France)
  • Women--Employment--United States--History--20th century
  • Women--Health and hygiene--History--20th century--Sources
  • World War, 1939-1945--Women--United States--Sources


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