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Economics Collection, 1858- 1990
2 boxes; 1 volume (1 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 432

Abstract:
Collection contains printed materials on economics as it relates to women in the U.S. Types of material include articles, newsletters, pamphlets, resource manuals, court hearings, and symposium proceedings. Includes women in the workforce, as economic equals, and as consumers. Material published by the U. S. Department of Labor, Joint Economic Committee, the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the United Nations.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

The collection is open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection.

Restrictions on use:

Material in this collection may be protected by copyright. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy all copyright holders. 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

Scope and Contents of the Collection
Cover of Welfare Rights Handbook, March 1970

Cover of Welfare Rights Handbook, March 1970

The Economics Collection contains printed materials on economics as it relates to women in the U.S. The collection dates from the mid-nineteenth century to the present, although the majority of the material dates from the 1970s. Types of material include articles, newsletters, pamphlets, resource manuals, court hearings, and symposium proceedings. Topics covered are women in the workforce, women as economic equals, and women as consumers. There are also smaller amounts of material on women and development programs, insurance, pensions, credit discrimination, poverty and welfare, and information/statistics from the U. S. Department of Labor (Women's Bureau). There is also material relating to women published by the Joint Economic Committee, the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the United Nations (project achievement reports for U.N. development programs). Nineteenth century materials include books and a pamphlet, "An Appeal to the Women of America" by Desdemona Marke (1858), regarding a protective tariff.


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

The collection is open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection.

Restrictions on use:

Material in this collection may be protected by copyright. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy all copyright holders. 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:

Economics Collection, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, Northampton, Mass.

History of the Collection

Materials in this subject collection were either purchased or given to the Sophia Smith Collection by various donors.

Accruals:

Periodic additions to collection are expected.

Processing Information

Finding aid revised in 2002 by Gayla Spaulding, intern. Recent additions may not be reflected in the finding aid.


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
Articles and printed material,
1910-81, n.d.

Box 1: folder 1
Pamphlets,
1968-76

Box 1: folder 2
Credit,
1972-75, n.d.

Box 1: folder 3
Development,
1981-93

Box 1: folder 3a
Insurance,
1972-78

Box 1: folder 4
Pensions,
1972-80

Box 1: folder 5
Poverty,
1917-82, n.d.

Box 1: folder 6
Protective tariff: An appeal to the women of America, by Desdemona Marke,
1858

Box 1: folder 7
Women and wealth,
1920-31, n.d.

Box 1: folder 8
Women as consumers,
1919-77, n.d.

Box 1: folder 9
Proceedings of a symposium: "Women in the Economy,"
1972

Box 1: folder 10
Welfare,
1972-74, n.d.

Box 2: folder 11
Welfare: clippings,
1972-77

Box 2: folder 12
Books on Shelf



Women and Economics by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
(1899)


How to Lay a Nest Egg: Financial Facts for the Average Girl by Edgar Scott
(1950)



Search Terms
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Subjects
  • Poor women--United States--History--20th century
  • Women and development--United States--History--20th century
  • Women consumers--United States- History--20th century
  • Women--Economic conditions--United States
  • Women--Employment--United States--History--20th century
  • Working class--United States--History--20th century


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