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Selected Resources Documenting the Industrial School for Girls

Research Guide: Industrial School for Girls

The Industrial School for Girls was established in Winchester, Massachusetts in 1853, and was incorporated in 1855. The school moved to and settled in Dorchester in 1859. Explore the following resources about the Industrial School for Girls:

Archives and Manuscript Collections
Articles and Book Chapters
Booklets and Pamphlets
Books
Databases
Online Resources
Periodicals
Reports​
Theses and Dissertations

In addition to resources that specifically document the Industrial School for Girls, many of these resources (particularly in the Books section) provide context for the school, addressing issues such as childhood; middle-class homes, domesticity, and the role of women in the home; household work and technology; women's work and domestic servants/service; poverty, benevolence, and social reform; material culture; and the social history of Boston and New England.

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