This collection consists of promotional brochures advertising wartime courses for women in dietetics and commerce, as well as posters outlining the courses of study, requirements, and curricula.
During World War I, the Drexel Institute undertook a number of efforts to prepare its graduates to serve the nation in wartime, including initiating programs to prepare women for government jobs. A new major in dietetics, begun in 1918, was the first in the nation to be recognized by the Army Medical Corps as preparation for government service. Likewise, the Secretarial School's was course for women was the first to be considered an official preparatory course for employment as a statistical secretary by the Federal Civil Service Commission.
The collection is open for research use.
Collection on War Courses for Women, Drexel University Archives.
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