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Browse the Reuther's audio clips for miscellaneous radio spots, interviews, and speeches. Currently this area of the Reuther's Web site includes content from American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) and Society of Women Engineers (SWE).

Sue Parsons SWE Grassroots Oral History Interview, Clip 1, 2011


5:31 minutes (5.05 MB)
Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Sue Parsons explains why she chose to pursue an MBA rather than a Professional Engineer license after working in a technical position for a few years, as well as the challenges of completing the MBA coursework while working full-time as an engineer. She also describes why she decided to follow a career path in engineering management over a technical career. Parsons is the Contracts Director at CGI Federal and is a Fellow Life Member of the Society of Women Engineers.

This oral history interview was recorded October 13, 2011 at the Society of Women Engineers WE12 Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois, as part of the SWE Grassroots Oral History Project. The interviewer is Troy Eller. This excerpt was selected and produced by the SWE Archivist. The excerpt may have been edited for length, however the intent of the interviewee's words remain the same. Audio excerpts may be used for research and educational purposes only.

Walter P. Reuther - Walter P. Reuther (1963 Speech)


6:57 minutes (9.55 MB)
Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

In this famous 1963 speech in Washington D.C., Walter Reuther promotes civil rights and equal opportunity for all Americans.

More info about the album can be found here: http://reuther.wayne.edu/node/10783

Yvonne Clark and Carol Lawson StoryCorps Interview, Clip 1, 2007


4:01 minutes (3.68 MB)
Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Yvonne Young Clark tells her daughter, Carol Yvonne Lawson, about the difficulties she had in finding her first engineering job because of her gender. Clark is an associate professor of mechanical engineering at Tennessee State University, a Society of Women Engineers Distinguished Engineering Educator Award recipient, and a SWE Fellow.

This recording is Clip 1 of 4. Click on the "Clark / Lawson Interview" link above to find all clips from the interview. Click on the "2007 StoryCorps Interviews" link above to find all audio recordings from the interviews.

This oral history interview was recorded October 26, 2007 at the Society of Women Engineers WE07 National Conference in Nashville, TN as part of StoryCorps (www.storycorps.net), a nationwide initiative of Sound Portraits Productions to record and collect oral history interviews. This excerpt was selected and produced by the SWE Archivist. Audio excerpts may be used for research and educational purposes only.

Yvonne Clark and Carol Lawson StoryCorps Interview, Clip 2, 2007


1:40 minutes (1.53 MB)
Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Yvonne Young Clark tells her daughter, Carol Lawson, how the 1957 Society of Women Engineers national convention in Houston was almost canceled when the hotel was reluctant to let her participate because of her race. Clark is an associate professor of mechanical engineering at Tennessee State University, a Society of Women Engineers Distinguished Engineering Educator Award recipient, and a SWE Fellow.

This recording is Clip 2 of 4. Click on the "Clark / Lawson Interview" link above to find all clips from the interview. Click on the "2007 StoryCorps Interviews" link above to find all audio recordings from the interviews.

This oral history interview was recorded October 26, 2007 at the Society of Women Engineers WE07 National Conference in Nashville, TN as part of StoryCorps (www.storycorps.net), a nationwide initiative of Sound Portraits Productions to record and collect oral history interviews. This excerpt was selected and produced by the SWE Archivist. Audio excerpts may be used for research and educational purposes only.

Yvonne Clark and Carol Lawson StoryCorps Interview, Clip 3, 2007


2:30 minutes (2.3 MB)
Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Yvonne Clark explains to her daugher, Carol Lawson, how she came to be the first female mechanical engineering faculty member at Tennessee State University. Clark is an associate professor of mechanical engineering at TSU, a Society of Women Engineers Distinguished Engineering Educator Award recipient, and a SWE Fellow.

This recording is Clip 3 of 4. Click on the "Clark / Lawson Interview" link above to find all clips from the interview. Click on the "2007 StoryCorps Interviews" link above to find all audio recordings from the interviews.

This oral history interview was recorded October 26, 2007 at the Society of Women Engineers WE07 National Conference in Nashville, TN as part of StoryCorps (www.storycorps.net), a nationwide initiative of Sound Portraits Productions to record and collect oral history interviews. This excerpt was selected and produced by the SWE Archivist. Audio excerpts may be used for research and educational purposes only.

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