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Call No.: MC 373
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: American Council on Education
Title: Records of the American Council on Education, 1951
Quantity: .21 linear feet (1/2 file box)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Press releases, conference program, papers, etc., of the Conference on Women in the Defense Decade in 1951.
The American Council on Education was established in 1918 to coordinate the services that educational institutions and organizations could contribute to the federal government during World War I. After the war it broadened and intensified its study of American education, developed a series of national educational examinations, expanded its services to member institutions and to educational institutions in general, and initiated and supported projects designed to promote better international understanding and relations.The American Council on Education Conference on Women in the Defense Decade was convened for the purpose of stimulating discussion as to "what women's attitudes, philosophy and activities should be" for the years 1951-1960. With the onset of the Cold War and the Korean conflict, particular emphasis was placed on the ways in which women could contribute to the defense and development of the United States.
This collection consists mainly of papers given at the American Council on Education Conference on Women in the Defense Decade held in New York City, September 27-28, 1951, and accompanying press releases. Also included are a conference program and summary, biographies of participants, and accounts of the conference given to the Faculty Council and Women's Student Government Association of the University of Maine by Alice Stewart, a representative of the university at the conference.