Responses to questions sent to trade unions and employers, 1892-1895

Massachusetts Board to Investigate the Subject of the Unemployed


2 file folders (partial doc. box).
2 partial microfilm reels ; 35 mm.
In two subseries: (1) Abstracts of employment, 1892-1893; arranged alphabetically by occupation (2) Responses to questions, 1894-1895; arranged alphabetically by respondent.
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 conducted a survey of private and public sector employers and union officials from throughout the state, as recorded in this series.
Subseries (1) contains survey data in tabular form by occupation: no. persons employed (male, female, total) and unemployed (male, female, total) by month for 1892-1893. Relationship to series survey itself and to data from: Transcript of hearings ((M-Ar)1354X) unclear.
Subseries (2) contains completed questionnaires or equivalent letters from employers/union officials responding to a series of queries (as used in series ((M-Ar)1354X cited above) regarding levels of employment/unemployment and wages/trade-union benefits paid, 1892-1894.
Microfilm (two sets; one marked: corrected copy) included with series.
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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