Uncurrent Events: The Woman-Power Behind the “Woman in Industry Service”

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Before there was a Women’s Bureau, there was the WWI-era Woman in Industry Service. Read about the accomplishments of this Department of Labor division and its director, Mary Van Kleeck. Read more

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Staff Picks: The “Division of Negro Economics,” 1918-1921

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Learn about the history of a trailblazing WWI-era office of the department of labor and its researchers of African American economics. Read more

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Staff Picks: The Mimeograph Letters and Statements of the Board

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Learn about the earliest days of the Federal Reserve system in these primary source documents from the Board’s archives. Read more

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Staff Picks: Wartime Credit

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The Board’s G.17.2 release tracked store loans for furniture, appliances, and jewelry from 1941 to 1953. Learn more about regulation of installment credit during World War II. Read more

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Staff Picks: Wonderland Revisited

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Learn more about economic and trade policy during World War II in this parody of the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party found in the archival papers of economist Winfield Riefler. Read more

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