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Women's Bureau of the U.S. Department of Labor, Special Bulletins 1-3
Washington, D.C., U.S. Government Printing Office, 1940-1941. The first three issues in a series that ran for 20+ issues from 1940-1944, beginning with Effective Industrial Use of Women in the Defense Program; Lifting Heavy Weights in Defense Industries; and Safety Clothing for Women in Industry. These issues cover safety, sanitation, pregnancy, collective bargaining, differences in physique from men, existing State regulations for weight lifting, functional fashion, a survey of the work women did in the prior World War, and many other topics, such as wages: "Rates should be based on occupation and not on sex or race of the worker." (Special Bulletin No. 1, page 19.) The first two issues are fine in stapled wrappers; the third issue has information in German crossed out on two pages and the notation "621" twice on the front cover; near fine. Frances Perkins was FDR's Secretary of Labor and her name is printed on the title pages, along with Mary Anderson, Director of the Women's Bureau. An informative look at governmental efforts to prepare for women entering into manufacturing and other industries, in anticipation of American males being called into the military. [#035143] $225

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