In Her Own Right

New Century Trust records

Image A00183097 1 lg
Date created ca. 1854-2004 (bulk 1882-2000)
Creator New Century Trust
Abstract Despite the presence of such prominent Philadelphians as Lucretia Blankenburg and Charlotte Peirce on the Executive Board, the fact that the Guild aimed to be an organization by and for working women allows their voices to come through. The Guild thus differed from many other organizations established for working women in the same era. Members were proud to work for wages and based much of their identity on this activity, particularly interesting given the wide range of occupations represented by the Guild's membership. These records will thus be interesting to historians of women, wage work, and class consciousness.
Size 49.7 lf
Geographical location 1227 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA, 39°57′14.418″N 75°9′35.475″W
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Contributing institution Historical Society of Pennsylvania
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