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  • Historical note
  • Scope and Contents
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Preferred Citation
  • Processing Information
  • Organization
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: USC Libraries Special Collections
    Title: Women At Work records
    creator: Women at Work (Organization : Pasadena, Calif.)
    Identifier/Call Number: 0417
    Physical Description: 27.81 Linear Feet 40 boxes
    Date (inclusive): 1978-2014
    Abstract: The Women at Work records, 1978-2014, document the founding, and programmatic and fundraising activities of this social service non-profit agency. Women at Work was founded in 1979 as the Women's Public Policy Research Center (WPRCC) to study issues surrounding women in the labor force. In 1980, the name was changed to "Women at Work". The founding members, Barbara Burke, Marge Leighton, and Betty Ann Jansson, served as co-executive directors of the organization, which is headquartered in Pasadena. The organization's mission is to empower women by helping them reach their full employment and earnings potential.
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    Historical note

    Women at Work was founded in 1979 as the Women's Public Policy Research Center (WPRCC) to study issues surrounding women in the labor force. In 1980, the name was changed to "Women at Work". The founding members, Barbara Burke, Marge Leighton, and Betty Ann Jansson, served as co-executive directors of the organization, which is headquartered in Pasadena. The organization's mission is to empower women by helping them reach their full employment and earnings potential. With the economic downturn in 2008, WAW also began providing services for men. Today, their concentration is helping women search for careers using the online environment and helping women over 50 find employment, in addition to assistance in finding careers in non-traditional fields of employment.

    Scope and Contents

    The Women at Work records consist of reports, meeting minutes and agendas, memorandums, correspondence, publications, brochures, newsletters, clippings, financial records, and printed ephemera, 1978-2014, detailing the programmatic and fundraising activities of this social service non-profit agency.

    Conditions Governing Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access.

    Conditions Governing Use

    The use of archival materials for on-site research does not constitute permission from the California Social Welfare Archives to publish them. Copyright has not been assigned to the California Social Welfare Archives, and the researcher is instructed to obtain permission to quote from or publish manuscripts in the CSWA's collections from the copyright holder.

    Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder no. or item name], Women at Work records, Collection no. 0471, California Social Welfare Archives, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

    Processing Information

    The Women at Work records consists of three accessions--two from Betty Ann Jansson and one from Marge Leighton. Ms. Leighton's files have been segregated from the bulk of the records in order to maintain their original order; as a result there is duplication, primarily with regard to Board of Directors meetings. Ms. Leighton's files contain many handwritten notes, and thus provide additional context to the bulk of the records.

    Organization

    The records are organized into 11 series: 1. Board records; 2. Marge Leighton papers; 3. Projects; 4. Funding requests; 5. Publications; 6. Working files; 7. Events; 8. Social Services Information File; 9. Press; 10. Financial records; 11. Realia
    Within each series, records are generally arranged either chronologically or alphabetically.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Betty Ann Jansson.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Social service -- California -- 20th century -- Archival resources
    Women -- California -- Los Angeles -- History -- Archival resources
    Women -- Economic conditions -- 20th century -- Archival resources
    Women -- Employment -- California -- Los Angeles -- Archival resources
    Women -- Services for -- California -- Archival resources
    Annual reports
    Clippings
    Brochures
    Correspondence
    Memorandums
    Newsletters
    Printed ephemera
    Publications
    Realia
    Reports
    Women at Work (Organization : Pasadena, Calif.)
    Women at Work (Organization : Pasadena, Calif.) -- Archives