War changes education for women, 1943

Women's Education and the War


Wartime needs changed many things in Wisconsin, including education. As colleges and universities began offering more technical training to men in preparation for war, opportunities for women in both higher education and employment increased. In this speech, Lucia Briggs, President of Milwaukee-Downer College, argued that women's colleges faced new responsibilities in a world changed by war: they must help women fill the needs of war but also prepare them for the intellectual and cultural challenges of the future.


Related Topics: World Wars and Conflicts
The World War II Military and Home Fronts
Creator: Briggs, Lucia
Pub Data: Milwaukee, Wis.: Milwaukee-Downer College, 1943. (pamphlet 56-3313)
Citation: Briggs, Lucia. "Women's Education and the War." (Milwaukee, Wis.: Milwaukee-Downer College, 1943); Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1297; Visited on: 7/23/2014
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