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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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