Minimum standards for employment of women in industry. Metadata

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  • Main Title Minimum standards for employment of women in industry.
  • Series Title American War Posters


  • Author: United States. Women's Bureau.
    Creator Type: Organization
  • Author: United States. Dept. of Labor.
    Creator Type: Organization


  • Name: United States. Government Printing Office.
    Place of Publication: [Washington D.C.]


  • Creation: 1940
  • Digitized: 2003


  • English


  • Content Description: Checkerboard chart of alternating white and shaded boxes. Each box contains text indicating various standards which should be met in workplaces for women, some with line drawings. In the middle of the poster is the seal of the U.S. Dept. of Labor, Women's Bureau. Centered on the lower half of the chart is an orange box containing text describing the mission of the Women's Bureau.
  • Physical Description: 1 poster : col. ; 97 x 72 cm.


  • Keyword: women
  • Keyword: workplace standards
  • Keyword: employment
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Women -- Employment -- United States -- Posters -- Specimens.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: War posters, American -- 1939-1945 -- Specimens.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: World War, 1939-1945 -- Women -- United States -- Posters -- Specimens.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: World War, 1939-1945 -- United States -- Posters -- Specimens.
  • Keyword: working conditions

Primary Source

  • Item is a Primary Source


  • Name: World War Poster Collection
    Code: WWPC
  • Name: World War Two Collection
    Code: WWII


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD


  • Rights Access: public

Resource Type

  • Poster


  • Image


  • Accession or Local Control No: Database No. 201
  • Government Documents No.: L 13.9:ST 2/1-4
  • Call Number: Posters WW2 WB 1
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc475


  • Display Note: Text in orange box in center: "The Women's Bureau was created by Congress to formulate standards and policies which shall promote the welfare of wage-earning women, improve their working conditions, increase their efficiency, and advance their opportunities for profitable employment, and is authorized to investigate and report upon all matters pertaining to the welfare of employed women." In bottom margin of poster: "U.S. Government Printing Office" "For sale by Superintendent of Documents, Washington, D.C. Price 10 cents" Listed in 1940 Monthly Catalog, p. 1620. According to the Monthly Catalog entry, this is a 1940 reprint with slight changes.
  • Display Note: Publication date is not printed on the poster.
  • Digital Preservation: creationAppName: Adobe Photoshop creationAppVersion: 7 creationHardware: Vidar Latitude