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Women At Work records

 Collection
Identifier: 0417

Scope and Contents

The Women at Work records consist of reports, meeting minutes and agendas, memorandums, correspondence, publications, brochures, newsletters, clippings, financial records, and printed ephemera, 1978-2014, detailing the programmatic and fundraising activities of this social service non-profit agency.

Dates

  • 1978-2014

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access.

Conditions Governing Use

The use of archival materials for on-site research does not constitute permission from the California Social Welfare Archives to publish them. Copyright has not been assigned to the California Social Welfare Archives, and the researcher is instructed to obtain permission to quote from or publish manuscripts in the CSWA's collections from the copyright holder.

Historical note

Women at Work was founded in 1979 as the Women's Public Policy Research Center (WPRCC) to study issues surrounding women in the labor force. In 1980, the name was changed to "Women at Work". The founding members, Barbara Burke, Marge Leighton, and Betty Ann Jansson, served as co-executive directors of the organization, which is headquartered in Pasadena. The organization's mission is to empower women by helping them reach their full employment and earnings potential. With the economic downturn in 2008, WAW also began providing services for men. Today, their concentration is helping women search for careers using the online environment and helping women over 50 find employment, in addition to assistance in finding careers in non-traditional fields of employment.

Extent

27.81 Linear Feet (40 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The Women at Work records, 1978-2014, document the founding, and programmatic and fundraising activities of this social service non-profit agency. Women at Work was founded in 1979 as the Women's Public Policy Research Center (WPRCC) to study issues surrounding women in the labor force. In 1980, the name was changed to "Women at Work". The founding members, Barbara Burke, Marge Leighton, and Betty Ann Jansson, served as co-executive directors of the organization, which is headquartered in Pasadena. The organization's mission is to empower women by helping them reach their full employment and earnings potential.

Organization

The records are organized into 11 series: 1. Board records; 2. Marge Leighton papers; 3. Projects; 4. Funding requests; 5. Publications; 6. Working files; 7. Events; 8. Social Services Information File; 9. Press; 10. Financial records; 11. Realia

Within each series, records are generally arranged either chronologically or alphabetically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Betty Ann Jansson.

Processing Information

The Women at Work records consists of three accessions--two from Betty Ann Jansson and one from Marge Leighton. Ms. Leighton's files have been segregated from the bulk of the records in order to maintain their original order; as a result there is duplication, primarily with regard to Board of Directors meetings. Ms. Leighton's files contain many handwritten notes, and thus provide additional context to the bulk of the records.

Title
Finding aid for the Women at Work records
Status
Completed
Author
Sue Luftschein
Date
2015 December
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the USC Libraries Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Doheny Memorial Library 206
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles California 90089-0189 United States