This #WW2Wednesday post features the pamphlet "American Women at War"...

Cover of a pamphlet; photograph of women using a timeclock, title "American Women at War"

This #WW2Wednesday post features the pamphlet "American Women at War". This 1942 booklet was sponsored by the National Association of Manufacturers and the National Industrial Information Committee as part of a campaign to confront wartime labor shortages by promoting the temporary employment of women into occupations traditionally held by American men.

The project sent fifteen "crack newspaperwomen, representing press services and leading metropolitan dailies" on "a transcontinental tour of war industries" to witness and report on "the role played by women in the miracle of production which has made the United States States the arsenal of democracy."

This pamphlet is call number Pam 89.462 in Hagley Library's collection of pamphlets and trade catalogs. To view it in full in our Digital Archive, just click here.