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Women adjusting machinery in an industrial chemistry course during the 1930's.

Women adjusting machinery in an industrial chemistry course during the 1930's.

Students with equipment for Industrial Chemistry (Chemistry Department)

Students with equipment for Industrial Chemistry (Chemistry Department)

Students in cooking class (Food Administration Department) Ramikin Photo by James G. Licinone.

Students in cooking class (Food Administration Department) Ramikin Photo by James G. Licinone.

"Students work on hooking rugs in a crafts class, ca. 1915-1930."

"Students work on hooking rugs in a crafts class, ca. 1915-1930."

“In millinery class, young women were taught every branch of the work from frame making to trimming, ribbons, flowers and crepe work, 1911.”

“In millinery class, young women were taught every branch of the work from frame making to trimming, ribbons, flowers and crepe work, 1911.”

"By the end of the thirties women were enrolled in the newer chemistry, photographic technology and printing programs." Ca. 1930's.

"By the end of the thirties women were enrolled in the newer chemistry, photographic technology and printing programs." Ca. 1930's.

Students in strength of materials laboratory (Mechanical Department).

Students in strength of materials laboratory (Mechanical Department).

This photograph features women in a woodworking class, ca. 1900.

This photograph features women in a woodworking class, ca. 1900.

This photograph features the student body assembled outside the Manual Training Building of RAMI in 1916. "Women students outnumbered men almost 3 to 1 during this period."

This photograph features the student body assembled outside the Manual Training Building of RAMI in 1916. "Women students outnumbered men almost 3 to 1 during this period."

“During World War II women responded with a variety of volunteer activities at home. Mechanics Institute took part in this mobilization with a majority of courses geared towards war production. In 1942 the school opened all programs to women and launched an intensive recruitment campaign. At the height of the war the percentage of women attending the institute reached 73%, up from 30% before the war.” Ca. 1940's.

“During World War II women responded with a variety of volunteer activities at home. Mechanics Institute took part in this mobilization with a majority of courses geared towards war production. In 1942 the school opened all programs to women and launched an intensive recruitment campaign. At the height of the war the percentage of women attending the institute reached 73%, up from 30% before the war.” Ca. 1940's.

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