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UAW War Policy Division - Women's Bureau Records

 Collection
Identifier: LR000640

Scope and Content

Correspondence, reports, minutes, articles, clippings, newsletters,questionnaires and printed material constituting the office files generated by Mildred Jeffrey when she became Director of the Women's Bureau in January of 1944. Most of the materials deal with the situation of the working mother and the efforts of the Bureau in creating services to aid women working in plants.

Dates

  • 1942 - 1945
  • Majority of material found in 1944 - 1944

Creator

Language of Materials

Material entirely in English.

Access

Collection is open for research.

Use

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

History

The Women's Bureau program under the direction of Mildred Jeffrey developed recommended policy and programs affecting women union members, with special consideration given to seniority, safety standards, maternity leave practices and other problems relating to the employment of women. The Bureau also developed techniques for involving women in general union activities and in developing their sense of union citizenship. Out-of-plant problems, such as child care, shopping, transportation, etc., were handled through special union counseling programs.

Extent

2.5 Linear Feet (5 MB)

Abstract

Subjects include: women workers in World War II; child care.

Arrangement

The files are arranged alphabetically by topic.

Acquisition

The records of the Women's Bureau of the UAW War Policy Division were placed in the Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs in March of 1974 by the UAW.

Transfers

60 photographs of the Fort Knox Trip and 7 miscellaneous photographs have been placed in the Archives Audiovisual Collection. Numerous pamphlets concerned with labor and education have been placed in the Archives Library.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Walter P. Reuther Library.
Title
Guide to the UAW War Policy Division: Women's Bureau Records
Status
Completed
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

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