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Inventory of the California Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Statistics and Research Records, 1913-1984
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Acquisition
  • Scope and Contents
  • Separated Material
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: California Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Labor Statistics and Research records
    Date (inclusive): 1913-1984
    Collection number: larc.pam.0010
    Accession number: 1986/031
    Creator: California. Department of Industrial Relations. Division of Labor Statistics and Research.
    Extent: 18 cubic feet (36 boxes)
    Repository: Labor Archives and Research Center
    J. Paul Leonard Library, Room 460
    San Francisco State University
    1630 Holloway Ave
    San Francisco, CA 94132-1722
    (415) 405-5571
    larc@sfsu.edu
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English.
    Abstract: Consists of published materials, largely pamphlets and reports, from agencies in the U.S. Department of Labor and the Work Projects Administration (WPA). Though mainly national in scope, some materials specifically address working conditions in California. Although the earliest publication is 1913, the bulk is from the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s. Included is a large collection on women's work, beginning in 1921 and continuing through World War II and the post-war reconversion period. Another subject well represented is the Great Depression, including pamphlets on the New Deal and from the WPA covering the subjects of agriculture, migratory workers, unemployment, relief programs, and job training. The enactment of unemployment insurance is documented along with many alternative proposals considered in the 1930s. Material on occupational safety dates from 1922 and includes pamphlets on safety for youths and women. Early concerns about the hazards of radiation and pesticides can also be found. California economic conditions, unemployment and labor force statistics are represented. Labor material includes convention proceedings and publications from the California organizations of the AFL and the CIO.
    Location: Collection is available onsite.

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Labor Archives and Research Center. All requests for permission to publish or quote from materials must be submitted in writing to the Director of the Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Labor Archives and Research Center as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], California Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Statistics and Research Records, larc.ms.0034, Labor Archives and Research Center, San Francisco State University.

    Acquisition

    This collection was donated to the Labor Archives and Research Center in 1986 by the library of the Division of Statistics and Research of the California Department of Industrial Relations. The collection consisted of 100 cubic feet of periodicals, pamphlets, books and assorted materials collected in their library's vertical files. The restriction on the donation stated the collection was to remain intact for five years in the event the donor needed to retrieve any documents. Processing began in 1994, at which point the Labor Archives sorted the collection, keeping materials under its regular collection policy and offering other materials to institutions or discarding it. This reduced the collection to its present size.

    Scope and Contents

    Consists of published materials, largely pamphlets and reports, from agencies in the U.S. Department of Labor and the Work Projects Administration (WPA). Though mainly national in scope, some materials specifically address working conditions in California. Although the earliest publication is 1913, the bulk is from the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s. Included is a large collection on women's work, beginning in 1921 and continuing through World War II and the post-war reconversion period. Another subject well represented is the Great Depression, including pamphlets on the New Deal and from the WPA covering the subjects of agriculture, migratory workers, unemployment, relief programs, and job training. The enactment of unemployment insurance is documented along with many alternative proposals considered in the 1930s. Material on occupational safety dates from 1922 and includes pamphlets on safety for youths and women. Early concerns about the hazards of radiation and pesticides can also be found. California economic conditions, unemployment and labor force statistics are represented. Labor material includes convention proceedings and publications from the California organizations of the AFL and the CIO.

    Separated Material

    Five large runs of periodicals have been relocated to LARC's Periodical Collection: The American Federationist, 1935-1959 (broken run); California State Federation of Labor Weekly Newsletter, 1953-1959; California Safety News, 1917-1975 (from December 1933 to March 1940, this serial includes many articles on safety during the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge and the San Francisco- Oakland Bay Bridge); California Employment and Payrolls, 1938-1976; and Monthly Labor Review, 1916-1977. This last collection is the largest, held in 14 record boxes (14 cubic feet).
    Books found in this collection are listed in the Box/Folder List following a notation that they have been relocated to LARC's Book Collection.

    Arrangement

    Arranged alphabetically by subject. Wherever possible the list follows the subject headings established in the LARC's Ephemera Files and is cross-referenced on the Box/Folder List when these Ephemera Files hold additional material on the same subject. All pamphlets are listed by title, author and date of publication.

    Indexing Terms

    United States. Federal Works Agency. Work Projects Administration.
    New Deal, 1933-1939.
    United States--Economic conditions--1918-1945.
    United States--Social conditions--1933-1945.
    World War, 1939-1945--Women--United States.