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Ethel Polk Papers

 Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: O-R, Box 12, Folder: 5
Identifier: LP001488
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.

Dates

  • 1938 - 1939

Creator

Language of Materials

Material entirely in English.

Access

Collection is open for research.

Use

Refer to the Walter P. Reuther Library Rules for Use of Archival Materials.

Extent

.25 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Abstract

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.

History

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.

Arrangement

Arranged in 1 folder.

Acquisition

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.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Walter P. Reuther Library in November, 2004.

Creator

Title
Guide to the Ethel Polk Papers
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Walter P. Reuther Library.
Date
2004-11
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

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