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    • Bryn Mawr Summer School for Women Workers in Industry

    • Bryn Mawr Summer School for Women Workers in Industry

      The Bryn Mawr Summer School for Women Workers in Industry (1921–1938) was a residential summer school program that brought approximately 100 young working women—mostly factory workers with minimal education—to the Bryn Mawr College campus, in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, each year for eight weeks of liberal ... Read »


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    • Louise Leonard McLaren

    • Louise Leonard McLaren (August 10, 1865 – December 16, 1968) born in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania, was founder of the Southern Summer School for Women Workers. She attended Miss Beret's School for Ladies in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and went on to earn her A.B. at Vassar College in 1907; She then taught history unt ... Read »


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    • Frances Perkins

    • Frances Perkins

      Frances Perkins Wilson (born Fannie Coralie Perkins; April 10, 1880 – May 14, 1965) was an American sociologist and workers-rights advocate who served as the U.S. Secretary of Labor from 1933 to 1945, the longest serving in that position, and the first woman appointed to the U.S. Cabinet. As a loyal supporte ... Read »


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    • She-She-She Camps

    • The She-She-She Camps were organized by Eleanor Roosevelt (ER) in the US in response to the formation of the Civilian Conservation Corp (CCC) programs designed for unemployed men. ER found that the men-only focus of the CCC program left out young women who were willing to work in conservation and forestry and to sign u ... Read »


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    • Hilda Worthington Smith

    • Hilda Worthington Smith

      Hilda Worthington Smith (June 19, 1888 – March 3, 1984) was an American labor educator, social worker, and poet. She is best known for her roles as first Director of the Bryn Mawr Summer School for Women Workers in Industry and as a co-founder of the Affiliated Schools for Workers (later known as the American Labo ... Read »


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    • M. Carey Thomas

    • M. Carey Thomas

      Martha Carey Thomas (January 2, 1857 – December 2, 1935) was an American educator, suffragist, linguist, and second President of Bryn Mawr College. Carey Thomas, as she preferred to be called later in life (she was known as Minnie to her family as a child), was born in Baltimore, Maryland on January 2, 1857. ... Read »


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    • Workers' University of Córdoba


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