Warburton, Amber Arthun, 1898-1976

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Teacher, librarian, and New Deal administrator; b. Amber Arthun.

From the description of Papers, 1917-1976; (bulk 1947-1963). (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 20273513

  • May, 1898: Born in Seattle, Washington
  • June, 1920: Graduated from the University of Washington with a bachelor of business administration degree.
  • 1921 - 1922 : Taught social science at a high school in Kimberly, Idaho.
  • 1922 - 1923 : Taught social science at a high school in Fairfield, Washington.
  • Sept., 1923 - Oct., 1925: Librarian at Brookwood Labor College, Katonah, New York.
  • Oct., 1925 - June, 1926: Traveled and studied in Europe.
  • June, 1926 - Feb., 1929 : Studied at Columbia University. Received M.A. in Economics in 1927 and completed resident requirements for the Ph.D. in 1929.
  • Feb., 1928 - June, 1928: Taught economics and sociology at Mount Holyoke College.
  • Summer of 1927, 1928, and 1929: Taught labor problems at Southern Summer School for Women Workers in Industry.
  • March, 1929 - Aug., 1929 : Investigated social and economic conditions in coal mining villages of Ohio, Illinois, and Pennsylvania for study sponsored by the Institute of Social and Religious Research.
  • Summer 1929: Married Clark Warburton, an economist.
  • Sept., 1929 - June, 1932: Taught economics at Spelman College and Atlanta University.
  • March, 1930: Investigated social and economic conditions in a rural-industrial Georgia county for the Institute of Social and Religious Research.
  • July, 1932 - July, 1933 : Assisted in preparation of Dr. Louis Lorwin's American Federation of Labor: History, Policies, and Prospects.
  • June, 1934 - July, 1934 : Directed Federal Teacher Training Center in Workers' Education in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Aug., 1934 - Sept., 1934: Directed Federal Teacher Training Center in Workers' Education in Gulfport, Mississippi.
  • Apr., 1935 - May, 1935: Evaluated workers' education program and helped train teachers in Detroit, Michigan.
  • June, 1935 - July, 1935 : Taught economics at Bryn Mawr Summer School for Women in Industry in Mount Ivy, New York.
  • Aug., 1935 - Sept., 1935: Directed Federal Teacher Training Center in Workers' Education in Logan, Utah.
  • Oct., 1935 - Aug., 1939: Active in Washington civic organizations.
  • Sept., 1939 - Aug., 1943: Associate researcher in Special Studies Unit of the Children's Bureau, United States Department of Labor, Washington, D.C. Supervised field work and wrote reports for two published studies: Industrial Home-Work Conditions in the Candlewick Bedspread and Lace Industries (1940) and Work and Welfare of Children of Agricultural Laborers in Hidalgo County, Texas (1943).
  • Sept., 1943 - Jan., 1946: Active in Fairfax County, Virginia, school and civic affairs.
  • Feb., 1946 - Sept., 1946: Wrote report on Education for Migrant Children in the Cotton Belt for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture.
  • Feb., 1947 - Sept., 1963: Executive secretary and director of research for the Alliance for Guidance of Rural Youth (AGRY). She held the positions until the organization disbanded in Sept., 1963. During her tenure, she wrote three books on AGRY-sponsored projects: Guidance in a Rural Community (1952), Guidance in a Rural-Industrial Community (1954), and Stimulating Guidance in Rural Schools (1964).
  • 1963 - 1976 : Retired in McLean, Virginia.
  • January, 1976: Died in Washington, D.C.

From the guide to the Amber Arthun Warburton Papers, 1917-1976, (Duke University. David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library)

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creatorOf Amber Arthun Warburton Papers, 1917-1976 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
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United States
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New Deal, 1933-1939
Women--Employment--Regional disparities
Women government executives
Education, Rural
Education
Migrant agricultural laborers--Economic conditions
Miners--Economic conditions
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Birth 1898

Death 1976

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