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Society of Women Engineers Grassroots Oral Histories

 Collection
Identifier: LOH002111
Interviewees discuss their experiences and perspectives as women engineers and/or their involvement in the Society of Women Engineers. Among the interviewees are past presidents, award recipients, and members. Recordings and transcripts exist for each of the 29 interviews. In addition, some folders contain interviewee resumes, biographical sketches, and photographs.
Interviews were conducted with the following individuals: George Brewster, Bernice and Jeffrey Brody (interviewed together), Sharon Cascadden, Stacey DelVecchio, Anita Gale, Natalie Givans, Roberta Gleiter, Denise Griffin, Beth Holloway, Suzanne Jenniches, Alexis Jetter, Margaret Layne, Allison Machtemes Lunde, Diana Madden, Gail Mattson, Naomi McAfee, Walter McFall, Deborah O'Bannon, Sue Parsons, Margaret Pritchard, Betty Shanahan, Linda Thomas, Jill Tietjen, Michelle Tortolani, Prinda Wanakule, and Janet Williams.

Conducting the interviews were SWE Fellows Jane Daniels and Sandra Hyland and SWE Archivist Troy Eller English.

Dates

  • 2009 - 2014

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. RESTRICTIONS: Due to the personal nature of oral history, the Library prohibits use of the material in any way that infringes on individual right to privacy, or results in libelous statements or slander, in accordance with U.S. law.

Extent

19.13 Gigabytes ((109 files).) : Consists of WAVs, MS Word documents, PDFs, and JPEGs.

1 Linear Feet ((1 SB).) : Consists of 29 printed transcripts.

Abstract

As part of its 60th anniversary celebrations, the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) launched its Grassroots Oral History Project, with an aim of capturing and sharing the stories, experiences, challenges, and accomplishments of SWE members over the years. Interviewees discuss their experiences and perspectives as women engineers and/or their involvement in the Society of Women Engineers. Among the interviewees are past presidents, award recipients, and members. Recordings and transcripts exist for each of the 29 interviews. In addition, some folders contain interviewee resumes, biographical sketches, and photographs.

History

As part of its 60th anniversary celebrations, the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) launched its Grassroots Oral History Project, with an aim of capturing and sharing the stories, experiences, challenges, and accomplishments of SWE members over the years.

Arrangement

Digital files are arranged numerically by oral history number. Printed transcripts are arranged alphabetically by interviewee last name.

Other Access Aids

Finding aid also available as a pdf file. https://www.reuther.wayne.edu/files/LOH002111.pdf

Custodial History

The original collection title supplied by the creators was the Society of Women Engineers Grassroots Oral History Project Interviews.

Acquisition

Deposited by the Society of Women Engineers in three installments between 2009 and 2014.

Copies

Transcripts were printed and are available as paper documents. Audio clips are available on the Reuther Library website.

Processing History

Processed by Troy Eller English and Rebecca Bizonet. Finding aid written by Rebecca Bizonet on September 22, 2015.

Creator

Title
Guide to the Society of Women Engineers Grassroots Oral Histories
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Troy Eller English and Rebecca Bizonet.
Date
2015-09-22
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Sponsor
Description made possible by funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

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