Secretarial and Office Work
Earl H. Barber Collection
Mss 75 1910-1969
The business records of Earl Huntington Barber (1883-1974) contain detailed information on work performed by Barber's assistant, Mary Hagerty, as well as women's appeals to the Boston Department of Public Utilities.
Boston Chamber of Commerce Collection
Mss 881 1872-1949
Includes a file of records of the Forewomen's Council of Boston (from 1922 to 1924), information on office workers, and some materials on civic and municipal affairs involving women (from 1911 to 1930).
Henry Sturgis Dennison Collection
Mss 49 1900-1952
The papers of Henry S. Dennison (1877-1952), author and President of Dennison Manufacturing Company, include an office memoir, his office records, and correspondence regarding vocational education for women, as well as notes for speeches and books on scientific management and industrial relations.
Dover Green Water Company Collection
Mss 702 (1936) 1949-1956
The papers of a small, private water company in Dover, Massachusetts, record the work of the administrative staff of the mid-twentieth-century Boston law firm that transacted its business.
A. Lincoln Filene Collection
Mss 776 1921-1925
The papers of Boston department store President and civic leader A. Lincoln Filene (1865-1957) include correspondence on women's vocational education, some materials on saleswomen at Filene's department store, and correspondence and pamphlets on women active in educational reform.
Eli Goldston Collection
Mss 351 1961-1974
The papers of a Boston, Massachusetts, executive include materials on family social policy; women artists, writers, editors, and office workers; and Elaine Goldston's activities in her husband's career.
Louis E. Kirstein Collection
Mss 776 1909-1942
The office files of Louis Kirstein, Vice-president of Filene's of Boston (1911-1942), contain material throughout on the professional role of his secretary; correspondence with women working for charities; material on women working at Filene's; and personal correspondence with his sister, wife, and daughters.
R. H. Macy and Company Collection
Mss 776 1858-1919 M177
Includes interviews that describe the work of female executives during the early years of Macy's department store.
Manufacturers' Research Association Collection
Mss 883 1922-1932
The records of a Boston, Massachusetts, association for the exchange of information, organized by Massachusetts firms in different industries, contain materials on office procedures, as well as employment conditions of clerical workers.
Thomas H. McKittrick Collection
Mss 78 1924-1946
The records and correspondence of international banker Thomas Harrington McKittrick (1889-1970) contain financial records and trust accounts for various women of the family; letters, dated 1943 to 1945, from his daughter Elizabeth Benson McKittrick at Vassar College; and information on the working lives of his secretaries.
B.S. Pray and Company Collection
Mss 766 1868-1926
The correspondence of a Boston, Massachusetts, import-export firm contains letters to the wives of business relations and employees.
Suncook Mills Collection
Mss 442 1864-1954
Records of series of merging nineteenth- and twentieth-century New England textile companies include information about women textile workers, clerical workers, labor union officials, and stockholders.
Felix M. Warburg Collection
Mss 783 1912-1936
The office files of Felix Moritz Warburg (1887-1937), investment banker in New York, contain material on secretarial work, payroll records of Warburg's domestic staff in 1919 and 1932, and personal correspondence with various women.
J.J. White Paper Company Collection
Mss 495 c.1929-1945
Records of a paper company co-owned by Mary Cardarelli and sold in 1963 to Phoenix Building Products, co-owned by Mary A. Reynolds.