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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).

George Brewster SWE Grassroots Oral History Interview, Clip 1, 2010


2:55 minutes (2.67 MB)
Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

George Brewster, a Fellow of the Society of Women Engineers and a retired manager of salary recruiting at Corning, Inc., explains how his mother's experience as one of the very few women Postmasters in the 1940s and 1950s made him more sensitive to the discrimination women faced in traditionally male occupations. As an example he describes an incident early in his career as a recruiter for Corning in which male employees played a joke on a new female engineer which bordered on sexual harassment.

This oral history interview was recorded February 7, 2010 as part of the SWE Grassroots Oral History Project. The interviewer is Jane Daniels. 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 remains the same. Audio excerpts may be used for research and educational purposes only.

George Brewster SWE Grassroots Oral History Interview, Clip 2, 2010


5:11 minutes (4.75 MB)
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George Brewster recounts how he first became involved in the Society of Women Engineers in 1979 at the urging of colleague and woman engineer Jacqueline LaBarre. He discusses why his company thought it was important to participate in SWE, as well as the differences he noted between male and female engineers. Brewster, a retired manager of salary recruiting at Corning, Inc., is a Fellow of the Society of Women Engineers and a recipient of its Rodney Chipp Award.

This oral history interview was recorded February 7, 2010 as part of the SWE Grassroots Oral History Project. The interviewer is Jane Daniels. 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 remains the same. Audio excerpts may be used for research and educational purposes only.

George Brewster SWE Grassroots Oral History Interview, Clip 3, 2010


9:10 minutes (8.4 MB)
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George Brewster discusses how some companies changed workplace policies and procedures in the 1980s and 1990s to attract and accommodate women engineers, particularly those who are mothers. He also describes how the local section of the Society of Women Engineers benefited women engineers at his company. Brewster, a retired manager of salary recruiting at Corning, Inc., is a Fellow of the Society of Women Engineers and a recipient of its Rodney Chipp Award.

This oral history interview was recorded February 7, 2010 as part of the SWE Grassroots Oral History Project. The interviewer is Jane Daniels. 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 remains the same. Audio excerpts may be used for research and educational purposes only.

George Brewster SWE Grassroots Oral History Interview, Clip 4, 2010


4:11 minutes (3.83 MB)
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George Brewster describes how the Society of Women Engineers has changed since he first became involved in 1979, including its rapid growth and the move the annual conference from the summer to the fall to better match employer recruitment periods. He also laments how the number of women in engineering has plateaued over the past decade. Brewster, a retired manager of salary recruiting at Corning, Inc., is a Fellow of the Society of Women Engineers and a recipient of its Rodney Chipp Award.

This oral history interview was recorded February 7, 2010 as part of the SWE Grassroots Oral History Project. The interviewer is Jane Daniels. 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 remains the same. Audio excerpts may be used for research and educational purposes only.

Green and Gold


3:32 minutes (5.33 MB)
Stereo 44kHz 210Kbps (VBR)

Green and Gold is Wayne State's Fight song. The music is by Marian Morris and the words are by Zelda Landsman. This version of the song was performed by the WSU concert band and the WSU Mens Glee Club, ca. 1968.

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