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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

Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: B-26
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: United States. President's Commission on the Status of Women
Title: Records of the United States President's Commission on the Status of Women, 1961-1963
Date(s): 1961-1963
Quantity: 4.17 linear feet (10 file boxes)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: 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."

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

Processing Information:

Preliminary inventory: December 9, 1963

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.

Preferred Citation:

United States. President's Commission on the Status of Women Records, 1961-1963; item description, dates. B-26, folder #. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

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.

SCOPE AND CONTENT

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.

CONTAINER LIST

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Additional Index Terms

Agendas
Executive departments--United States
Labor laws and legislation
Minutes
Press releases
Reports
Sex discrimination against women--Law and legislation
Social security
Taxation--Law and legislation--United States
Transcripts
Women--Education--Law and legislation
Women--Employment--Law and legislation
Women--Legal status, laws, etc.
Women's rights
Peterson, Esther, 1906-1997
Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962

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