The Secretary's day

United States, 1947

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Shows how a secretary goes about arranging her work for the day. She begins by making out an appointment sheet for her employer and then deals with the mail, both business and personal; takes dictation, arranges her employer’s itinerary, handles callers, writes letters and supervises other workers. Before she leaves work she makes out her duties for the following day. The film distinguishes between the work of a stenographer and that of a secretary and emphasises the value to a business of an efficient staff.


production company

Coronet Instructional Films



Production places
United States
Production dates

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Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Career education

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Occupations

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Office management

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Office practice

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Secretaries

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Supervisors

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Vocational guidance

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Career education

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Secretaries

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Vocational guidance

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Educational films

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States




Black and White


16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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