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Society of Women Engineers Publications

 Collection
Identifier: LR002487
The Society of Women Engineers Publications includes inactive serials published by the Society of Women Engineers (SWE). The collection includes the newsletter produced for the society's members-at-large, which was published in print irregularly between 1970 and 2006 under multiple names. This collection includes most issues published between 1984 and 2006, but does not represent the full run. Some earlier issues can be found in the Society of Women Engineers National Records.

The collection includes the full run of SWE’s past national publications. It was first published in 1951 as the Journal of the Society of Women Engineers and included both technical articles and society news. The fifth volume of the Journal was published in 2011 to celebrate the society’s 60th anniversary and explore SWE’s history in more depth using its archives. In 1954 the Journal was superseded by the SWE Newsletter, which focused primarily on SWE and industry news. It was redesigned as a magazine in 1980 and renamed U.S. Woman Engineer. The publication’s title was changed to SWE in 1993. As an active publication, SWE is not included in this collection, but the full run is available for research at the Walter P. Reuther Library.

Important Subjects: Engineering Engineering—Periodicals Engineering—Societies, etc. Engineers ERA—United States International Conference of Women Engineers and Scientists Women—Societies and Clubs—United States Women engineers Women in engineering

Important Names: Barth, Emma Eaves, Elsie Gilbreth, Lillian Moller Hicks, Beatrice

Dates

  • 1951 - 2011
  • Majority of material found within 1951 - 2006

Creator

Language of Materials

Material entirely in English.

Access

Collection is open for research.

Use

Refer to the Walter P. Reuther Library Rules for Use of Archival Materials.

Extent

2.25 Linear Feet (5 MB)

Abstract

The Society of Women Engineers Publications includes inactive serials published by the Society of Women Engineers (SWE). The society's national publication was published under three different titles between 1951 and 1993: Journal of the Society of Women Engineers, SWE Newsletter, and U.S. Woman Engineer. The publication was renamed SWE in 1993. SWE is not included in this collection because it remains active, but is otherwise available for research at the Reuther Library. The Society of Women Engineers Publications also includes the newsletter produced for the society's members-at-large, which was published in print irregularly between 1970 and 2006 under multiple names.

Arrangement

Folders are listed by their location within each box and are arranged chronologically by title.

Acquisition

The materials were acquired in various Society of Women Engineers accruals, from the early 1990s to the mid 2000s.

Related Materials

American Society of Women Engineers and Architects Records (precursor to SWE), Society of Women Engineers National Records, 1949-2007, SWE (magazine), SWE: Emma Barth Diaries, 1939-1975 (SWE member), SWE Oral History Collection (interviews with SWE pioneers and members), Ada Pressman Papers (past president of SWE), International Conference of Women Engineers & Scientists Records (founded by SWE), and SWE Detroit Records (SWE section).

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Troy Eller English on January 17, 2014.
Title
Guide to the Society of Women Engineers Publications
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Troy Eller English.
Date
2014-01-17
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

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