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Society of Women Engineers StoryCorps Oral Histories

 Collection
Identifier: LOH002110
Participants in the SWE Storycorps interviews discuss such topics as their education and work experiences, career influences, friendships, involvement in the Society of Women Engineers, and thoughts on women in engineering, including ideas and initiatives for recruiting women and minorities, obstacles facing women, and the future of women in the profession. The 14 oral history interviews each include recordings, transcripts, and images of interviewees.
Interviews were conducted in conversation with the following individuals: Mary Anderson-Rowland; Elizabeth Bierman and Allison Pedersen (interviewed together); Margo Bubb and Stacey DelVecchio (interviewed together); Yvonne Young Clark and Carol Yvonne Lawson (interviewed together); Margaret Hickel and Katie Peterson (interviewed together); Patricia Law and Christine Law (interviewed together); Anne Lucietto and Diane Peters (interviewed together); Ledo Lucietto and Anne Lucietto (interviewed together); Gail Mattson and Margaret Peggy Layne (interviewed together); James Porter and Deborah Grubbe (interviewed together); Sandra Scanlon and Jill Tietjen; Kristy Schloss (interviewed together); Frances Scholl and Aubree Osborne (interviewed together); Pamela Strong and Phyllis Gaylard (interviewed together); Renee Weisman, Bernice Brody, and Marge Inden (interviewed together).

In the StoryCorps format, interviews are conducted in conversations of two or more participants, thus there is often no clear line between interviewer and interviewee. Some of the interviews were conducted by SWE Archivist Troy Eller English. The rest of the interviews took place between SWE members or SWE members and their family members.

Dates

  • 2007 - 2008

Creator

Language of Materials

Materials 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.

Copyright 2008 Sound Portraits Productions. The Society of Women Engineers and the Reuther Library have permission to share and publish audio interviews and derivatives for educational purposes. Other uses must be approved by Sound Portraits Productions.

Extent

5.82 Gigabytes ((131 files).) : Consists of WAVs, PDFs, MS Word documents, and JPEGs.

.5 Linear Feet ((1 MB).) : Consists of 14 printed transcripts.

Abstract

StoryCorps is a nationwide initiative of Sound Portrait Productions to record and collect oral history interviews. The Society of Women Engineers, in partnership with StoryCorps, recorded interviews at the SWE annual national conferences in 2007 and 2008. Participants in the SWE Storycorps interviews discuss such topics as their education and work experiences, career influences, friendships, involvement in the Society of Women Engineers, and thoughts on women in engineering, including ideas and initiatives for recruiting women and minorities, obstacles facing women, and the future of women in the profession. The 14 oral history interviews each include recordings, transcripts, and images of interviewees.

History

StoryCorps is a nationwide initiative of Sound Portrait Productions to record and collect oral history interviews. The Society of Women Engineers, in partnership with StoryCorps, recorded interviews at the SWE annual national conferences in 2007 and 2008.

Arrangement

Digital files are arranged numberically by interview 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/LOH002110.pdf

Custodial History

The original collection name was Society of Women Engineers StoryCorps Oral History Interviews.

Acquisition

Deposited by the Society of Women Engineers between 2007 and 2015.

Other Copies

Transcripts were printed and are available as paper documents.

Processing History

Processed by Troy Eller English and finding aid written by Rebecca Bizonet on 2015-09-30.

Creator

Title
Guide to the Society of Women Engineers StoryCorps Oral Histories
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Troy Eller English and Rebecca Bizonet.
Date
2015-09-30
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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