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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.

Articles – St Michael News: Cancer Screening Welfare Provision for Women

Marks & Spencer. 1955. Our Girls Have This Sort of Welfare- What About Yours?. St Michael News. August, 12, p. 1.

Marks & Spencer. 1966. Cancer- new early warning tests for staff. St Michael News. August,  p. 3.

Marks & Spencer. 1966. Cancer of the Cervix. St Michael News. October,  p. 7.

Marks & Spencer. 1967. Incredibly, there are women who don’t want to know. St Michael News. February, p. 6.

Ellis, P. 1975. A Must For Every Woman. St Michael News. February,  p. 3.

This collection of five articles from St Michael News over two decades illustrate the welfare provision that female staff were able to access at Marks & Spencer, particularly in relaiton to health and cancer screening. Cervical cancer screening was routinely offered to women workers and emphasised as important to their overall health.

SMN Aug 12 1955 p.1

SMN October 1966 p.7   SMN Jul-Aug 1966 p. 3   SMN Feb 1967 p.6SMN Feb 1975 p. 3

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Source: Marks & Spencer Company Archive

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