Welcome to Secretaries of the Seventies


Welcome to the website for the Secretaries of the Seventies project.

I'm Sarah Shaw, and over the past couple of years I have been collecting the reminiscences of 1970s' secretaries. I’ve contrasted these real experiences with material from newspapers and other publications, and put together a book that challenges many of the popular assumptions and images about secretaries and their role.

The book is currently being read by publishers and I hope very much it will find a home. I promise it will be a great read!

You can follow progress here and on my Facebook page

My previous book, Secret Diary of a 1970s Secretary, a diary I kept in 1971, is on sale at bookshops or online.

P.S.  That's not me in the photo above!