Office for Women's Rights Comparable Worth Records, 1974-1983

Overview of the Collection

Seattle (Wash.). Office for Women's Rights
Office for Women's Rights Comparable Worth Records
1974-1983 (inclusive)
0.4 cubic feet
Collection Number
Records relating to women's pay equity.
Seattle Municipal Archives
Seattle Municipal Archives
Office of the City Clerk
City of Seattle
PO Box 94728
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 2062337807
Fax: 2063869025
Access Restrictions

Records are open to the public.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Office for Women's Rights was originally established in 1970 as the Women's Division of the Office of Human Resources in the Executive Department. Its mission was the promotion of equality for women in Seattle and the monitoring and enforcement of ordinances relating to equal employment and housing, and to provide staffing to the Seattle Women's Commission. In 1980, OWR was reorganized and its enforcement function was transferred to the Human Rights Department. OWR then assumed a broader role in advocacy, education and outreach, and policy development regarding women's issues. In 1997, OWR was abolished and its functions were incorporated into the Office of Civil Rights.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Correspondence, memoranda, reports, and studies concerning comparable worth. Materials were compiled while OWR studied comparable worth, especially its implementation at the State level.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Item and date], Comparable Worth Records, Record Series 8402-01 Box [number], Folder [number]. Seattle Municipal Archives.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1 Comparable Worth: Bureau of Labor Statistics News 1981
1 2 Comparable Worth: Clerical Workers' Health and Safety 1981
1 3 Comparable Worth: Comparable Worth Conference, Outreach 1981
1 4 Comparable Worth: Comparable Worth Conference, Packet 1981
1 5 Comparable Worth: Comparable Worth Conference, Planning 1980-1981
1 6 Comparable Worth: Comparable Worth Conference, Speech by Jessie Day 1981
1 7 Comparable Worth: General File 1980-1981
1 8 Comparable Worth: Implementation of Comparable Worth 1983
1 9 Comparable Worth: Job Evaluation Project, Personnel Department 1980-1981
1 10 Comparable Worth: National Committee on Pay Equity 1980-1983
1 11 Comparable Worth: Press Clippings 1981-1982
1 12 Comparable Worth: Seattle Working Women 1979-1982
1 13 Comparable Worth: Washington State Benchmarks 1974-1983
1 14 Comparable Worth: Washington State Implementation of Comparable Worth 1974-1983
1 15 Comparable Worth: Washington State Library Association 1974-1983
1 16 Comparable Worth: Willis Study on Comparable Worth, Phase I and II 1974-1976

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Pay equity--Washington (State)--Seattle

Corporate Names

  • Seattle (Wash.). Office for Women's Rights

Geographical Names

  • Seattle (Wash.)