A scan of an old interoffice memorandum from 1970 regarding female dress code, found in Evan's Hall at OU. Oh how far we've come!
Memo reads:� UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA INTEROFFICE COMMUNICATION
OFFICE OF ACCOUNTING SERVICES
Date: September 25, 1970
To: Accounting Felines
From: Bettie James
Subject: Viva la' Pants
Since pant suits seem to be the "in-thing" this season, Mr. Dunsworth
has graciously consented to let the female species in this office wear them
to work this winter
But we must remember that this is a business office and we must try
to present a business-like impression. So in order to prevent confusion
and to keep all running smooth, a set of rules have been laid forth:
1. The. pants suits are to be worn only when the weather is cold,
approximately 40° or less (the idea was to keep the legs and other
exposed areas warm). 2. Mr. Dunsworth's comment at the time of consent was to keep the
girls "turned on" but not the boys, so wear jackets, sweaters, or
blouses long enough to cover thy bottoms. If a jacket is worn and
it gets too hot, it may be removed while sitting at desk but put
back on to move around the office.
3. No levi's or tucked in blouses (without jackets) will be permitted.
4. To be fair to all females in the office, (and not to offend the
Liberation Act) this applies to both students and full-time employees.
When an outsider enters this office, he does not know whether a
person is full-time or not, and so forms his oppinion (sic) of this office.
The students should dress appropriately during the hours they are
working in the office.
For those .of you who like to wear slacks, this should be considered a
privilege. Very few, if any. businesses allow their girls to work in slacks.
So please don't abuse this opportunity or there may not be another one.
P. S. Reference to paragraph #2
, the jacket may be removed only if there
is a blouse underneath!
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