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This collection documents the academic and professional life of Dr. Lynn Shaw, a professor of electrical technology at Long Beach City College who has been a key figure in the labor and nontraditional women's occupation movement in Southern California as well as in national tradeswomen's groups. Materials include: professional organization and conference materials; materials concerning career development, including apprenticeship and curricular programs; reports; periodicals; Dr. Shaw's Master's thesis and other academic materials; flyers and brochures; newspaper clippings; and ephemera. Other materials concern organizations in which Dr. Shaw has played a leading role, including Women In Non-Traditional Employment Roles (WINTER); Tradeswomen Now and Tomorrow; the Southern California Tradeswomen Network; and Electric Women, along with other tradeswomen organizations; U.S. Department of Labor materials; and subject files concerning gender, employment, labor and labor unions, and policies and programs such as affirmative action and welfare. For digitized material related to all tradeswomen archives collections please consult the  Tradeswomen Archives Project .
Lynn Judith Shaw, who is currently a professor of electrical technology at Long Beach City College, has been an advocate for women working in careers that pay a living wage since the mid-1970s. She has worked as miner, steelworker, longshore worker, and journey-level electrician, and has been an active union member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) since 1982. She received her Doctorate in Educational Policy from the Claremont Graduate University and San Diego State University in 2001, and her Master's degree at California State University-Long Beach in 1995. Her vocational and research interests include issues of women in nontraditional careers; the development of educational and apprenticeship programs that support the entry of women in skilled trades; bringing to the fore the voices of diverse women and men who work in the trades; and the study of gender, race, class, and work.
11.26 Linear Feet (20 processed boxes; plus 5 unprocessed boxes)
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This collection contains unprocessed material. Processed materials in this collection are open for research. Please contact the Archives and Special Collections department in advance to request access to unprocessed material.