Audiotape collection of the Women's Educational and Industrial Union, 1986-2000
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Copying. Audiovisual materials may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.
More recent programs offered by the Social Services Department included Companions Unlimited, a volunteer program to help the elderly and handicapped of all ages; Mini Mart, a member food co-op for the elderly and handicapped offered as part of Companions Unlimited; Parent Aides, a mentoring service for young single mothers; Horizons Transitional Housing Program, a temporary housing program for battered and homeless women and their children; Family Day Care; and the department’s nursing home guide, whose title has varied over the years. Other departments included Homemaker Services, Career Services, and Member Services, which offered a daytime lecture series, classes, tours and special events, and the After Five program, providing lectures on issues of current interest for young men and women. Rockport Lodge, a vacation home for low- to moderate-income women, and the Women’s Rest Tour Association, now known as the Traveler’s Information Exchange (a network collecting information about travel for women), were associated with the Union, as was the Industrial Credit Union, which was started by a group of Union women in 1910. The Union was supported by membership dues, donations and gifts, grants, and in part by its shops. In 2002, the Union changed its name to the Women’s Union, and in 2004 sold its buildings, dedicating the income from their sales to future programs. In July 2006 the Union merged with Crittenton to become the Crittenton Women's Union, dedicated to transforming "the course of low-income women's lives so that they can attain economic independence and create better futures for themselves and their families."
Immediate Source of Acquisition
These audiotapes were given to the Schlesinger Library by the Women's Educational and Industrial Union between 1992 and 2004.
By: Melissa Dollman
- Women's Educational and Industrial Union (Boston, Mass.). Audiotape collection of the Women's Educational and Industrial Union, 1986-2000: A Finding Aid
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