Centre for Interdisciplinary Gender Studies

Using Archives to Teach Gender



All referenced quotes presented on the sidebars in this website are taken from the book Teaching Gender with Libraries and Archives: The Power of Information, edited by Sara de Jong and Sanne Koevoets.

1962 Marks & Spencer Welfare Report Extract 1

Marks & Spencer. 1962. Welfare report conducted by Flora Solomon. Page 12.

This report from 1962 indicates the high number of women who were employed by Marks & Spencer to work on the shop floor and in management in the 1960s. It also shows the gendered expectations of the M&S ‘girls’.

For more information on Flora Solomon, see the links to the Marks & Spencer Company Archive website on the ‘Other Useful Resources’ page.

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Source: Marks & Spencer Company Archive.

Q-Q1-2-2 1962 welfare report p12

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