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Establishment financial analysis reports for the Wage Investigation

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

Repository:

New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
Field agents of the Factory Investigation Commission prepared financial analysis reports for the Wage Investigation 1912-1913. These reports were compiled from interviews and factory records to determine ability to increase wages. The reports contain gross revenue; manufacturing costs; selling expenses; net profit; net sales; miscellaneous earnings (e.g. interest income); labor costs; and office expenses.
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0.2 cu. ft.Copies:1microfilm reel;35mm.
Inclusive Dates:
1912-1913
Series Number:
A3014

Arrangement

By industry, then alphabetical by establishment name.

Scope and Content Note

Field agents prepared financial statements for a number of establishments. The reports, which were based on information obtained by discussions with company representatives and studies of company records, were used to help determine whether industries were able to increase wages.

Financial statements contain information on: gross revenue; manufacturing costs; selling expenses; other expenses; and net profit. Some reports include schedules providing details on: net sales; miscellaneous earnings (e.g. interest income); labor costs; other manufacturing costs; selling expenses; office expenses; and other expenses. Transmittal letters from field agents to the Commission contain additional information on: name of firm; availability and sources of information; and comments on the accuracy of figures supplied by the firm.

Use of Records

Access Restrictions

There are no restrictions regarding access to or use of the material.

Alternate Formats Available

Microfilm is available at the New York State Archives through interlibrary loan.

Custodial History

Collation date 1913.

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