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New York State Department of Commerce Woman's Program Annual Report

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:
This series consists of one unpublished annual report which includes statistics; lists of members; reports and printed programs for specific activities and programs conducted; and original photographs and publications describing the purposes, services, and activities of the Woman’s Program and the New York Woman’s Council.
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Quantity:
0.1 cubic foot (one binder)
Inclusive Dates:
1957
Series Number:
B2419

Administrative History

The State Department of Commerce's Woman's Program was created to promote economic opportunity for women in a variety of business fields. The program provided a specialized business consulting service for women of the State. The program engaged in a variety of activities including holding state-wide clinics to help women open shops or start businesses; conducting clinics for female college students to bridge the gap between vocational guidance and industrial recruitment through expert evaluation of current opportunities for women in business and industry; conducting research on the progress and opportunities of women in New York State; aiding in conducting polls on shopping habits; compiling success stories of women and women’s interest material for booklets, press, radio, and television; and working with trade associations, product sources, and market outlets to widen business opportunities for women.

The Woman’s Program was guided by the New York Woman’s Council whose members were appointed by Governor Averell Harriman from the fields of education, labor, industry, and women’s organizations.

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of one unpublished annual report which includes statistics; lists of members; reports and printed programs for specific activities and programs conducted; and original photographs and publications describing the purposes, services, and activities of the Woman’s Program and the New York Woman’s Council.

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Access Restrictions

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

Acquistion Information

This series was transferred to the State Archives by the New York State Library Manuscripts and Special Collections unit.

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