Ethel Polk Papers
Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: O-R, Box 12, Folder: 5
The Ethel Polk Collection consists of issue of the UAW WPA-Welfare Department Bulletin for 1938-39, minutes of a WPA stewards meeting and a copy of the WPA-Welfare Department program.
- 1938 - 1939
- Polk, Ethel (Person)
Language of Materials
Material entirely in English.
Collection is open for research.
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Rules for Use of Archival Materials.
.25 Linear Feet (1 folder)
Ethel Polk worked as a secretary for the United Auto Workers - Works Progress Administration, Welfare Department in Detroit. Her papers consist of department records from her tenure there.
Ethel Polk was born in New York City and moved to Detroit, Michigan in 1935. She worked as a secretary in the office of the UAW WPA-Welfare Department from 1938 until 1941. Throughout this period she was a contact person between unemployed workers and the Detroit Welfare Department. After leaving the UAW in 1942, she worked for the Michigan AFL-CIO office in Lansing.
Arranged in 1 folder.
The papers of Ethel Polk were placed in the Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs by Professor James Lorence in August of 1991 and opened for research in November of 2004.
Processed and finding aid written by Walter P. Reuther Library in November, 2004.
- Guide to the Ethel Polk Papers
- Processed by Walter P. Reuther Library.
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