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New York State Factory Investigating Commission Wage Investigation Planning and Research Files

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

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New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
This series contains correspondence, memoranda, minutes of staff meetings, staff reports, questionnaires and responses, research notes and rough statistical tables, and draft copies of forms relating to the Wage Investigation. Many of the files document wages and working conditions in the different industries under investigation.
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Quantity:
1.8 cubic feet
Inclusive Dates:
1913-1914
Series Number:
A3011

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These files contain correspondence, memoranda, minutes of staff meetings, staff reports, questionnaires and responses, research notes and rough statistical tables, and draft copies of forms relating to the Wage Investigation.

The files include information about the following topics and activities: minutes of staff planning meetings; summary reports on staff work; reports on interviews with employers and employees; lists by type of industry of firms investigated; statistical data compiled from employee questionnaires; reports of the Commission counsel; announcements and agendas for public hearings; transcripts of portions of hearings (no dates or locations given); drafts of data collection card forms and samples of forms used in similar investigations in other states; blank job application forms from various businesses; correspondence regarding plans for the investigation; research notes and reports for general studies of wages and working conditions in wood, pipe, and umbrella manufacturing industries, which were not part of the in-depth investigation; and responses to questionnaires sent to labor representatives, economists, lawyers and other professionals.

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