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COLLECTION Identifier: B-17

Records of the Consumers' League of Connecticut, 1902-1946

Overview

Minutes, reports, leaflets, etc., of the Consumers' League of Connecticut, which sought to mobilize public opinion in support of improved conditions for workers.

Dates

  • 1902-1946

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the records created by the Consumers' League of Massachusetts as well as copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.

Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.

Extent

1.67 linear feet (4 file boxes)
Records consist of minutes of annual meetings and reports of the Consumers' League of Connecticut 1908-1946, also minutes of meetings of the Hartford Consumers' League 1902-1919, and the New Haven League, 1907-1914; investigations into working conditions and legislation supported in the fields of labor, child labor, homework, minimum wage, etc. The Consumers' League worked to mobilize public opinion in behalf of enlightened standards for workers.

HISTORY

The Consumers' League of Connecticut, established in 1902, sought to mobilize public opinion in support of improved conditions for workers.

ARRANGEMENT

The collection is arranged in three series:
  1. Series I. Connecticut Consumers' League
  2. Series II. Education
  3. Series III. Child Labor

Physical Location

Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession numbers: 55-56, 413

Gift of the Consumers' League of Massachusetts in memory of Margaret Wiesman, Executive Secretary, 1931-1953. Received through Miss Rosamond Lamb, May 1955, and Susanna P. Zwemer, January, 1962.

CONTAINER LIST

  1. Box 1: 1-7
  2. Box 2: 8-23
  3. Box 3: 24-43
  4. Box 4: 44-65
Title
Consumers' League of Connecticut. Records of the Consumers' League of Connecticut, 1902-1946: A Finding Aid
Author
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
EAD ID
sch00526

Repository Details

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