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Dorothy Campbell

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Dorothy Campbell

Subject

Campbell, Dorothy
Sheetz, Charles
Woodstock (Va)
Postal Service-Virginia-Woodstock
Postal service employees-Virginia-Woodstock
Women-Virginia-Woodstock

Description

In 1975 Dorothy L. Campbell became a clerk at the post office in Woodstock. A Shenandoah Valley-Herald report on her hiring noted she had a high score of over 96 on the Civil Service examination needed to secure that position. According to Postmaster Charles Sheetz, she was the first female employee of that office.

A native of Edinburg Virginia, Dorothy was 27 years old and had formerly worked at the Edinburg Aileen Plant. She told the Shenandoah Valley-Herald she enjoyed working at the post office and looked forward to a “long and successful career.” Her favorite part of the job was having a set series of rules to be followed and commented “the other employees have been most cooperative.”

When asked about female employees Postmaster Charles Sheetz told the Shenandoah Valley-Herald the Postal Service did not discriminate based on sex and added “If a woman can do the work that was formerly reserved for me, she should not only have the job but also the wages that go with it.”

Creator

Shenandoah Valley-Herald

Source

"Woodstock Postoffice Has New Lady Clerk," January 16, 1975, Shenandoah Herald and Shenandoah Valley, Truban Archives, Shenandoah County Library, Edinburg, Virginia.

Publisher

Shenandoah County Library

Date

January 16, 1975

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Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial (CC-BY-NC)

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Citation

Shenandoah Valley-Herald, “Dorothy Campbell,” Shenandoah County Library Archives, accessed March 23, 2019, http://archives.countylib.org/items/show/12386.

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