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COLLECTION Identifier: A-30

Papers of Alice K. Leopold, 1953-1956


Correspondence, biographical material, speeches, etc., of Alice Koller Leopold, director of the U.S. Women's Bureau in 1953 and Assistant for Women's Affairs to the Secretary of Labor in 1954.


  • Creation: 1953-1956

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Alice K. Leopold as well as copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.

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


.42 linear feet (1 file box)

Appointed Director of the Women's Bureau, November 19, 1953 and also Assistant to the Secretary of Labor for Women, September 30, 1954, Alice K. Leopold's papers consist of biographical material, newsclippings about Leopold, and releases from the Labor Department about her and her work, also copies of speeches by Leopold. Also material re: Conference on the Effective Use of Womanpower, and studies of Women's Bureau projects.


Alice Koller Leopold was appointed director of the United States Women's Bureau in 1953 and Assistant for Women's Affairs to the Secretary of Labor in 1954.

Physical Location

Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession numbers: 54-45, 55-109, 56-152, 57-50

Gift of Miss Winifred Helmes, Assistant Director, Women's Bureau, Department of Labor, Washington, D.C., and Alice K. Leopold, Director, Women's Bureau.

Leopold, Alice K., 1906-1982. Papers of Alice K. Leopold, 1953-1956: A Finding Aid
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
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Repository Details

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