1 Reply Latest reply on Nov 13, 2018 7:33 AM by Holly Rivet

    civilian jobs in the 1950's on an air-force base - would they have been clerks?

    Cornelia Amiri Newbie

      I need to find out if a woman could have had a civilian job as a clerk or secretary on an air force base in the 1950's. Does anyone know? I would really appreciate any help.

        • Re: civilian jobs in the 1950's on an air-force base - would they have been clerks?
          Holly Rivet Adventurer

          Hello Ms. Amiri,

           

          Thank you for contacting the HIstory Hub!

           

          Yes, the U.S. Air Force hired women to work civilian jobs.  Most of them worked as nurses, clerks, typists, laundresses, etc. The National Archives at St. Louis holds civilian records for people who were federally employed.  Other women who worked on bases could have been hired by companies (for example Lockheed Corporation or Boeing) who had contracts with the Air Force.  For information on those employees, you may contact the private company’s archive. 

           

          To access an Official Personnel Folder (OPF) of former federal employees whose employment ended before 1951, visit the National Archives at St. Louis website.  A list of our Civilian OPFs can be found here

           

          We hope this information has been helpful!

           

          Holly Rivet

           

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