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Woman's Occupational Bureau Collection M/A 2000.83.01-03

Woman's Occupational Bureau Collection M/A 2000.83.01-03

Creator:Woman's Occupational Bureau. (Minneapolis, Minn.)
Title: Woman's Occupational Bureau Collection
Quantity: 3.0 boxes
Repository: James K. Hosmer Special Collections Library


The Woman's Occupation Bureau was organized in 1916 by the College Women's Club of Minneapolis. The organization was a member of the National Committee of Bureaus of Occupations. Its purpose was to provide vocational counseling services to women, including job placement. Shortly after its formation the Woman's Occupational Bureau partnered with the Federal Bureau in placing women in jobs vacated by men leaving to join the military during World War I. The bureau reorganized after World War I ended. The Woman's Occupational Bureau gave "information and advice as to training courses, occupation information based on research, and facts concerning practical opportunity to women desiring to take up professional work." The club was originally located in the Andrus Building. Later, it relocated to 216 Meyers Arcade, Minneapolis and 1111 Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis. Miss Ruth Rosholt held the office of president from at least 1929-1935.

In November 1934, the Woman's Occupational Bureau sponsored the Women's Week Exposition. The eight-day event, which was held at the Minneapolis municipal auditorium, promoted the achievements of women in Minneapolis and featured exhibits by more than forty local women's organizations. Featured speakers included Fanny Hurst, Amelia Earhart, Emily Knuebuhl, and Princess Alexandra Kropotkin.

Description of the Collection

Three boxes. Collection consists of newspaper clippings concerning the Women's Occupational Bureau, miscellaneous publications produced by the Woman's Occupational Bureau, the club's financial record book, and a scrapbook of the Women's Week Exposition held in November 1934.

Related Material

Filed with SCMC annual reports is the annual report for year 1927.

Subject Headings

Corporate Bodies

Women's Week Exposition. (1934 : Minneapolis, Minn.)


Women--vocational guidence.

Table of Contents

Newspaper clippings 1922-1935 -- Box 1, Folder 1
Publications, brochures, bulletins, organizational chart, correspondence 1922-1936 -- Box 1, Folder 2
Financial Record Book May 1922-December 1936 -- Box-folder 2
Scrapbook of Women's Week Exposition November 1934 -- Box-folder 3

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