It began as an idea, in the early 50s, from Mary Barret, president of the National Secretaries Association (now called IAAP - International Association of Administrative Professionals) and C. King Woodpridge, president of Dictaphone Corp (remember those?). I bet you Admins out there didn't even know you had an association! I know I didn't.
They both served on a council addressing a national shortage of skilled office workers. Along with Harry Klemfuss, PR account exec at Young & Rubicam, they started National Secretaries Week.
It was officially proclaimed as National Secretaries Week by Charles Sawyer, U.S. Secretary of Commerce and held originally June 1-7 in 1952. In 1955 it was moved to the last full week in April. (I'm guessing it was because June was vacation time!)
In 1981 it was changed to "Professional Secretaries Week" and "Administrative Professionals Week" in 2000 to encompass the expanded responsibilities and variety of job titles of administrative support staff.
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