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Discrete CollectionsPolitics, economics and social science collections
TitleWomen's Industrial Council
Ref NoWIC
LevelCollection
Date1895-1910
Extent8 boxes
Admin Biographical HistoryThe Women's Industrial Council was set up following a conference at Holborn Town Hall in November 1894, and merged with the Women's Trade Union Association, which Clementina Black had helped to form five years earlier. The Women's Industrial Council was incorporated as a non-profit-making organisation in 1910. Its main activities involved making investigations into women's work in order to improve their industrial conditions; monitoring parliamentary reports and legislation; educating industrial workers; work in the fields of unemployment and retraining; the publication of reports and pamphlets, and the journal 'Women's Industrial News'; and reporting breaches of Factory and Public Health Acts.
DescriptionCorrespondence and papers concerning the administration and incorporation of the Council; papers and correspondence relating to surveys concerning Trade Unions, the employment of teachers in hospitals, women admitted to workhouses, schools, and women's trades and conditions; correspondence and papers relating to the Council's Education Committee, and correspondence concerning Lipton Ltd; letter books and other correspondence, and printed material concerning unemployment in other European countries; correspondence and papers concerning technical education; and completed forms and charts relating to the home work survey.
Access StatusOpen
Copyright TypeCopyright holder unknown
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