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This collection contains meeting minutes; notes; reports; articles; correspondence; memorandums; and other material belonging to Priscilla Golding, an advocate for women in highway construction. Golding was an active member of Northeast Women in Transportation (NEWIT), which was created to help women and minorities gain access funds from the Intermodal Surface Transportation and Efficiency Act (ISTEA) of 1991 for training, support services, and employment in the transportation industry. For digitized material related to all tradeswomen archives collections please consult the Tradeswomen Archives Project .
Priscilla Golding was a member of Northeast Women in Transportation (NEWIT) and director of Women in the Building Trades, which was located in Jamaica Plain, MA. Founded in 1991, NEWIT was a coalition of tradeswomen located in the Northeast of the United States who were committed to increasing training, employment, support services, and professional development for women and minorities looking for viable careers in the transportation industry. During Golding's time in NEWIT, she worked to gain access to funds from ISTEA for women and minorities to advance their careers in the transportation industry. Intermodal Surface Transportation and Efficiency Act (ISTEA) of 1991 authorized funds for highways, highway safety, and mass transportation for the fiscal years 1992-1997.
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