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  • Isaac G. Pierson and Brothers Collection
    general store a flour mill a farm a wood lot a church a school dwelling houses tenements and a worker funded Society for Mutual Support In the early part of the nineteenth century some of the work seems to have been done as outwork with pay arranged by a system of barter For instance in 1809 Catherine Fox a widow was billed for leather 166 1 2 pounds of iron 1 pair of shoes for son and was credited with part of a note carting iron fruit and cash in full Later work books from 1817 to 1833 include separate records for men and women Wage and time accounting Ledgers BD 1 4 1795 1831 BE 1 3 1833 1846 Receipts for wages F 1 4 1798 1864 FB 1 1836 1837 Time books LE 1 5 1816 1828 LF 1 1818 1822 LG 1 1845 Work books cotton production women only LL 1 12 1817 1833 Company Patronage Store accounts AE 1 14 1813 1861 AH 1 1826 1827 AM1 5 1803 1840 ten year samples BB 1 2 1809 1818 BF 1 5 1849 1852 BH 1 1846 1852 GD 1 2 1843 1847 NC 1 1820 1826

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  • Plymouth Cordage Company Collection
    are records regarding the medical department employing women nurses a library employing a woman librarian a band athletic programs housing assistance and pension funds Wage and time accounting Time books and lists of employees F 2 to F 12 1825 1881 A J F 14 to F 23 1850 1881 F 25 to F 27 1889 1902 Employee relations materials including labor organization Lay offs finances employee dividends and profit

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  • Scovill Manufacturing Company Collection
    about the company library the Scovill Girls Club and the Sunshine Fund The latter was organized and administered by Miss N A O Brien Superintendent of the Industrial Hospital in 1924 to raise funds for emergency relief for Scovill employees The company kept detailed records on its work force Among the employee records are lists of employees by age and years of service of nurses and nursing volunteers during the influenza epidemics of 1918 and 1920 and reports on accidents by gender from the company s hospital Papers on a 1920 strike analyze employee participation by gender and marital status as well as skill level nationality age literacy level and distribution through the factory According to the company s charts for June 1920 some 20 percent of the female employees went on strike as compared to 45 percent of the men Wage and time accounting Payrolls 1862 1916 volumes 54 78 Time Books 1881 1920 volumes 79 87 Employee relations materials including labor organization Employee activities and welfare problems including the Scovill girls club education classes accident reports job evaluations and material on the 1920 strike 1917 1943 carton 33 Old employment office files including forms to advertise for female

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  • Thorndike Company Collection
    job titles and signatures of women factory workers Payroll records for the Thorndike Company begin in 1838 and show considerable gender segregation Although both men and women worked in the carding room all the weavers were women and all the spinners were men By 1900 all the spinners were women Another series of payroll records which is part of the collection for the Warren Cotton Mills from 1854 to 1886 paints a slightly different picture In 1854 approximately three quarters of the workforce were men outnumbering women workers even in usually female occupations such as weaving In 1860 perhaps reflecting the advent of the Civil War three quarters of the workers in the weaving room were women By 1886 there were many more women than men throughout the company and both men and women worked in the previously all male spinning room Stock records for the Warren Cotton Mills contain names of women investors Wage and time accounting Payrolls Thorndike Company volumes 28 78 1838 1900 Warren Cotton Mills volumes 99 107 1854 1886 Family and financial records Stock ledger Warren Cotton Company Volume 79 1854 1918 Prev Automobile Industry Photograph Collection Walter Baker Collection Ball and Fobes Fobes and

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  • Waltham Watch Company Collection
    finishing watch parts Wage and time accounting Time books and payrolls 1871 1890 K 1 to KA 1 wage rate books payrolls by department 1874 1912 KB 1 to KB 26 1859 1915 KC 1 to KC 46 payroll records with task performed and rate 1885 1905 KD 1 to KD 14 payrolls by month 1883 to 1923 KE 1 to KE 489 Company reports and registers office records Production

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  • Western Electric Hawthorne Studies Collection
    is that in its second phase Western Electric and the Harvard Business School team led by Elton Mayo sought to control the study by establishing several test environments within the plant For instance the Relay Assembly Test Room RATR 1927 1932 had wage incentives and the Mica Splitting Test Room MSTR did not Moreover the scope of the study was expanded to discover relationships between working conditions industrial productivity and such additional variables as worker morale home life upbringing diet and other habits This was largely achieved through guided and open ended interviews and transcripts of test room conversation Between 1928 and 1930 approximately 21 000 employees of the Hawthorne Plant granted interviews to the research team Though the designers of the study were not specifically interested in gender issues both the RATR and the MSTR were staffed by women The study produced extensive records of interaction between workers interviews about work and life and raw data for productivity statistics The workers names were and are protected Some comments by women workers I am pretty well satisfied with Western Electric When I first came here I went to night school I took up a business course and I finished it at the Hawthorne Club Evening School When it came time to quit I changed my mind and now that I am married I don t care Some time I might be able to make use of my course Interviews Special with verbatim reports and comments 1929 Carton 1 folder 26 About lay offs Oh no the worst is past If we lose our jobs we ll go to Detroit and make cushions for 40 or 50 cents an hour Don t worry name you can get up early Saturday morning and get a grind organ and cup and make money

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  • Helldiver Wing Line is Mile Long
    Line is Mile Long Hudson Motor Car Company Automobile Industry Photograph Collection Mss 534 A939 1931 1949 b 17 f 16 Copyright 2001 President and Fellows of Harvard College all

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  • Hudson Motor Car Company
    class for women war workers Hudson Motor Car Company Automobile Industry Photograph Collection Mss 534 A939 1931 1949 b 17 f 1 Copyright 2001 President and Fellows of Harvard College

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