UAW War Policy Division - Women's Bureau Records
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.
- 1942 - 1945
- Majority of material found in 1944 - 1944
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (Organization)
Language of Materials
Material entirely in English.
Collection is open for research.
Refer to Walter P. Reuther Library Rules for Use of Archival Materials.
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.
2.5 Linear Feet (5 MB)
Subjects include: women workers in World War II; child care.
The files are arranged alphabetically by topic.
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.
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.
Processed and finding aid written by Walter P. Reuther Library.
- Guide to the UAW War Policy Division: Women's Bureau Records
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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