Transcript of hearings, 1894-1895

Massachusetts Board to Investigate the Subject of the Unemployed


0.35 cubic ft. (1 doc. box).
4 file folders (partial doc. box).
2 partial microfilm reels ; 35 mm.
Arranged chronologically by hearing date.
The Board to Investigate the Subject of the Unemployed inquired into the subject of the unemployed in Massachusetts and measures for their relief by the Commonwealth and its municipalities. To further its investigations the board held hearings at which private and public sector employers and union officials from throughout the state testified in response to a series of set questions regarding levels of employment/unemployment and wages/trade-union benefits paid, 1892-1894, as recorded in this series.
Misc. materials filed at end of series include a survey of local emplyment by the Cambridge Relief Committee; field observations of accomodations provided by communities across the state for tramps; coded result of survey of sewer department employment in Massachusetts and other localities; and unidentified record of machine shop staffing, perhaps from a correctional institution.
Lacks p. 222-295, 1531-1552, 1611-1688.
Microfilm (lacks index--two sets; one marked: corrected copy) included with series.
Alphabetical by name, occupation, and subject; included with series.
Contents by municipality, with witness name, address, occupation/title/firm, and page reference.
Agency history record (CStRLIN)MASVAH0299-A describes the history and functions of the Board to Investigate the Subject of the Unemployed.

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