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COLLECTION Identifier: B-26

Records of the United States President's Commission on the Status of Women, 1961-1963

Minutes, transcripts, reports, etc., of the United States President's Commission on the Status of Women, established by President John F. Kennedy in 1961 to examine the needs and rights of women and to make recommendations for "the diminution of barriers that result in waste, injustice, and frustration."

Dates

  • 1961-1963

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the records created by the United States President's Commission on the Status of Women as well as copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.

Copying. Records may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.

Extent

4.17 linear feet (10 file boxes)

Reports, transcripts of meetings, minutes, background papers, press releases, and other papers of the President's Commission and its seven sub-committees: Home and Community, Protective Labor Legislation, Education, Social Insurance and Taxes, Civil and Political Rights, Federal Employment Policies and Practices, Private Employment. The Commission was established to examine the needs and rights of American women today and to make recommendations for the diminution of barriers that result in waste, injustice and frustration."

More complete files may be found in the Women's Bureau, United States Department of Labor, in Washington, D.C. The files of the Committee are with the Interdepartmental Committee on the Status of Women, Department of Labor. Document numbers can be found in parenthesis following description of the item.

For final reports of the Commission and its committees see the Schlesinger Library book collection.

HISTORY

The United States President's Commission on the Status of Women was established by President John F. Kennedy in 1961 to examine the needs and rights of women and to make recommendations for "the diminution of barriers that result in waste, injustice, and frustration." Eleanor Roosevelt chaired the Commission until her death in 1962.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession numbers: 421, 461 527, 528, 685

Gift of President's Commission on the Status of Women, Washington 25, D.C. Received Feb., July 1962, Jan. 1963, Jan. 1964

CONTAINER LIST

  1. Box 1: 1-9
  2. Box 2: 10-13
  3. Box 3: 14-19
  4. Box 4: 20-27
  5. Box 5: 28-34
  6. Box 6: 35-41
  7. Box 7: 42-54
  8. Box 8: 55-62
  9. Box 9: 63-72
  10. Box 10: 73-84

Processing Information

Preliminary inventory: December 9, 1963
Link to catalog
Title
United States. President's Commission on the Status of Women. Records of the United States President's Commission on the Status of Women, 1961-1963: A Finding Aid
Author
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
EAD ID
sch00862

Repository Details

Part of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute Repository

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