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Shipyard Diary of a Woman Welder

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The author was hired during WW II to investigate why so many women quit work shortly after entering employment in the shipyards. Clawson worked for the Vocational Division of the U.S. Office of Education where her title was "Special Agent, Training Women for War Production". A shipyard in Oregon was chosen for her to work at because it was new and so "less organized and th ...more
181 pages
Published January 1944 by Penguin Books
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Aug 15, 2012 rated it really liked it
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I learned about the book on a sign at a historical site of the shipyards where Liberty Ships were built during WW II (Liberty Ship Memorial)--now known as Bug Light Park, in June 2012. The book was hard to locate--I finally found a copy of this book at Pennsylvania State University through InterLibrary Loan.

Here's the story behind the book, as told by the author in the preface to the book--"A year and a half before Pearl harbor the vocational schools all over the country began training workers f
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