"Reference Material- 'Women in Railroading'
"She Answered call of Train Whistle",
Manchester, NH Sunday News, September 29,
1985, Women Section
Newspaper article full sheet of paper copied
in two parts, each sheet 11"x13"
Article on Anne Oehlschlaeger New England
Southern Railroad's Lone Woman Freight Agent-Conductor
"From Radcliffe….to the Railroad",
Boston Sunday Herald, September 16, 1990
Lifestyle Section Pg 57-58
2 page copy of newspaper article 11"x15"
size paper. Article tells the story of Anne
Oehlschlaeger who majored in philosophy
at Radcliffe and went to work on the New
England Southern Railroad.
Baltimore & Ohio Magazine
"Walking On the Railroad", Baltimore
& Ohio Magazine, June 1950, 21st Annual
Women's Number, Cover + Pg.10-11
Cover plus 2 page article about Helen Griffin
a stewardess/nurse of the B&O Railroad.
Article has several black & white photos
of Helen at work and home.
"Growing Up", Baltimore &
Ohio Magazine, June 1950, 21st Annual Women's
4-page article tracing the history of women
who worked for the B&O Railroad. Each
year the Baltimore & Ohio Magazine dedicates
one issue to the Women of the B&O Railroad.
This article reviews the previous 20 annual
issues that featured women. Lots of history
and small pictures of the previous issues.
"The National Association of Railroad
Women", Baltimore & Ohio Magazine,
June 1950, 21st Annual Women's Number, Pg12-13,
3-page article regarding the spring regional
meeting of the Association of Railroad Women.
Article discusses the location of the meeting,
workshops offered, and attendees.
"They Hold Important and Unusual B&O
Positions", Baltimore & Ohio Magazine,
June 1950, 21st Annual Women's Numbers,
2 page article about four unique women and
their jobs. The women are: Esther Warner,
chief of the file bureau in the Transportation
Department, Theresa Green, statistician
of the Coal Traffic Department, Viola Herrmann,
receiving teller in the Treasurer's Office
and Mae Tipton, a Chief Clerk.
"Underground Railroad", Kids
Discover, January 2005, Complete Magazine
19 Color Pages. Contains 2 pages on 'Definitions
of the Underground Railroad', 2 pages 'Slavery
in the South', 2 pages 'Heroes and Helpers',
2 pages 'Escape', 2 pages 'Harriet Tubman',
2 page map 'North to Freedom' 2 pages 'Stars,
Songs, and Secret Signs' 2 pages 'Free at
"Women at Work" The National
Geographic Magazine, 1944, pgs193-220 black
28 page article by La Verne Bradley, about
women at Work during WWII. Covers all areas
of factory work, from Riveters to Rail Workers.
23 different photos. 3 photos of women railroaders.
Comprehensive overview of the time period,
explore what jobs women were holding and
how society viewed them.
"More Women Must Go to Work as 3,200,000
New Jobs Beckon", Newsweek Magazine
September 6, 1943, Cover + Pg.74-76
Color cover and two-page article under the
Business, Labor, and Agriculture Section
of Newsweek. A call from the War Manpower
Commission for more women to join the workforce.
The color cover shows a woman, in the cab
of a train and was part of a 'cover theme'
for Newsweek & other national magazines,
which were cooperating in a drive to spur
women to do the jobs that would help to
win the war.
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