New Jersey Women's History
1854 Mary Paul's letter from the North American Phalanx, describes her life and work in the community, 1854.
1887 Leonora M. Barry's Report on Women's Work in New Jersey. The Knights of Labor inspector of women's work inspects Trenton, Newark, Bordentown, Lambertville and Paterson, 1887.
1895 Women Insurance Workers, Newark, 1895, a photograph of policy writers at Prudential Insurance Company.
c. 1917 Mary
Philbrook (1872-1958) became the first New Jersey woman lawyer to gain
admittance to the bar in 1895 as a result of an enabling act of the New Jersey
c. 1917 Mary Philbrook (1872-1958) became the first New Jersey woman lawyer to gain admittance to the bar in 1895 as a result of an enabling act of the New Jersey legislature.
c. 1922-23 Watch Dial Painters, c. 1922-1923, a photograph of workers at the U.S. Radium Corporation in Orange.
1925 "How New Jersey Laws Discriminate Against Women" flyer published by the National Woman's Party, 1925.
1926 Striking Woolen Workers, Passaic, 1926, a photo of three young women strikers and a police officer.
c. 1927 Nellie Morrow Parker (1902-), the first African American school teacher in Bergen County.
1943 Women workers at the Federal Shipyard, Newark, 1943, sewing safety nets on a destroyer escort.
1944 Women in the U. S. Army, 1944, a photograph of WACs at Fort Hancock.
1952 New Jersey Wage Discrimination Act. This act was New Jersey's first equal pay act, 1952.
1963 Press Release from Representative Florence Dwyer's Office detailing fight for Federal Equal Pay Legislation, 1963.
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