Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.1986.0007
Creators:
Scheffelin, Margaret Merrick
Dates:
1981-1984
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
6.54 Cubic Feet
(6 records center boxes)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This accession primarily documents Dr. Margaret Merrick Scheffelin's membership to DACOWITS (March 1982 - December 1984). This material consists of published articles, newspaper clippings, and manuscripts, as well as DACOWITS meeting minutes and reports for the period of Dr. Scheffelin's tenure, as well as some personal correspondence and photographs.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Arrangement: 1) Publications 2) visitation packets 3) DACOWITS meetings 4) published articles 5) newpaper & periodical clippings 6) personal correspondence 7) miscellaneous

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
The Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services (DACOWITS) was established in 1951 by Department of Defense Directive 110.09-2 to advise and assist the Secretary of Defense on policy relating to women in the armed forces. The major objectives of the committee were to inform the public of the need for women in the services, the responsibility assumed by the military to provide for the welfare of women, and to accelerate the recruitment of women. By the 1980s DACOWITS had become involved in a wide variety of military issues relating to women.

General
General
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Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
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Conditions Governing Use
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Keywords
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Women and the military Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women in aeronautics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics, Military Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Scheffelin, Margaret Merrick Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. Dept. of Defense. Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services (DACOWITS) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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