Standard Form 171

Also in this binder is my mom’s application to work for the Federal Government, which involved filling out “Standard Form 171.” In 1971, SF_171 required you to report whether you were “Mrs.” or “Miss,” your height and weight, and whether you were now, or within the last ten years had been, a member of the Communist Party, USA, or any subdivision of same.

2 thoughts on “Standard Form 171

  1. illlive says:

    I was a casual/seasonal employee of NIH spanning two or three years, and my job description during that time changed from “Clerk Typist” to “Office Automation Operator.”

  2. allenknutson says:

    Hardly the same thing, but my Frosh Interest Sheet at Caltech included height and weight (in ’86). Pretty sure that’s long gone.

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