Washington Secretaries Oral History Project Launched in Conjunction with National Administrative Professionals Day

Washington, DC, April 19, 2009 --(PR.com)-- A nationwide search is underway for women who served as secretaries in politics and government in the nation’s capital and want to preserve their experiences in an oral history project.

The announcement of The Washington Secretaries Oral History Project was made in conjunction with “National Administrative Professionals Week,” April 19-26.

Research is being directed by Lillian Cox, a freelance journalist with The San Diego Union-Tribune and former secretary at The White House during the Nixon administration.

“Since the 1930s women have been the backbone of the workforce in the nation’s capital,” Cox said. “Many came initially to support the war effort during the Roosevelt presidency and later forged careers with subsequent administrations.

“My goal is to chronicle the important role these ladies played in American history and politics, a role that in many ways has been overlooked in historical literature.”

Cox said she will be compiling the research for a book and museum exhibit.

“In the course of my research which began six years ago I have been impressed by the volume of rich anecdotes of and about former Washington secretaries,” she said. “A realistic account of the nation’s capital in times of war and peace would not be complete without their voice.”

For more information about The Washington Secretaries Oral History Project visit www.lilliancox.com or email lilliancox@live.com.

Lillian Cox
(760) 805-6950