HOGG MRS EDITH F FL 1894 - 1905SECRETARY OF THE WOMEN S INDUSTRIAL COUNCIL EDUCATIONAL COMMITTEE

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Notes and papers relating to apprenticeship charities, collected by Mrs Hogg.

Administrative / Biographical History

In 1889 Clementina Black (1854 - 1922) helped form the Womens Trade UnionAssociation, which five years later merged with the Womens IndustrialCouncil. Clementina became president of the council and for the next twentyyears she was involved in collecting and publicising information on womens'work.

Most members of the Womens Industrial Council were also active in the suffragemovement. Organisations such as the NUWSS and the Womens Freedom Leagueworked closely with the council and other groups campaigning for better payand conditions for women workers. By 1910 women made up almost one third ofthe workforce. Work was often on a part-time or temporary basis. It wasargued that if women had the vote Parliament would be forced to passlegislation that would protect women workers. The Womens Industrial Councilconcentrated on acquiring information about the problem and by 1914 theorganisation had investigated one hundred and seventeen trades. In 1915Clementina Black and her fellow investigators published their book MarriedWomens Work. This information was then used to persuade Parliament to takeaction against the exploitation of women in the workplace.

Arrangement

Three folders

Conditions Governing Access

MAINLY OPEN, SOME PAPERSCLOSED DUE TO POOR CONDITION

Acquisition Information

Transferred from the BLPESPamphlet Collection

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