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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.

Marks & Spencer – “A Girl’s Future” Pages 4-5

Marks & Spencer. c.1945. An extract of “A Girl’s Future” booklet. Pages 4-5.

This booklet produced by Marks & Spencer c.1945 was part of their drive to employ more young women in their stores. These pages give detailed information abut the kinds of training new women employees of M&S received in the 1940’s. Details on the different careers available to women are given as is information on future promotions which women could gain within the company.

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A Girls future p 4-5
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Source: Marks & Spencer Company Archive

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