Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

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The Society of Women Engineers was founded in 1950 by women engineering students and professionals who sought to support women in engineering as well as to encourage young women to pursue and excel in the male-dominated field. Although membership has grown from 61 founding members in 1950 to more than 30,000 members in 2017, women remain a minority in the engineering and technology fields and SWE continues its mission to support and promote practicing and aspiring women engineers.

The SWE quick link returns all content that has been tagged SWE, which currently contains collection abstracts, audio files and images. Please note the pager at the bottom of this page. Your main contact at the Reuther is Troy Eller English - Society of Women Engineers Archivist (SWE).

For additional information about SWE please visit the Society of Women Engineers Web site.

Peggy Layne and Gail Mattson StoryCorps Interview, Clip 1, 2007Audio
Peggy Layne and Gail Mattson StoryCorps Interview, Clip 2, 2007Audio
Peggy Layne and Gail Mattson StoryCorps Interview, Clip 3, 2007Audio
Phyllis Gaylard and Pamela Strong StoryCorps Interview, Clip 1, 2007Audio
Phyllis Gaylard and Pamela Strong StoryCorps Interview, Clip 2, 2007Audio
Phyllis Gaylard and Pamela Strong StoryCorps Interview, Clip 3, 2007Audio
Phyllis Gaylard and Pamela Strong StoryCorps Interview, Clip 4, 2007Audio
Rebecca Sparling, SWE Achievement Award Recipient, Part 1, 1957Audio
Rebecca Sparling, SWE Achievement Award Recipient, Part 2, 1957Audio
Renee Weisman, Marge Inden, and Bernice Brody StoryCorps Interview, Clip 1, 2008Audio
Renee Weisman, Marge Inden, and Bernice Brody StoryCorps Interview, Clip 2, 2008Audio
Renee Weisman, Marge Inden, and Bernice Brody StoryCorps Interview, Clip 3, 2008Audio
Renee Weisman, Marge Inden, and Bernice Brody StoryCorps Interview, Clip 4, 2008Audio
Renee Weisman, Marge Inden, and Bernice Brody StoryCorps Interview, Clip 5, 2008Audio
Yvonne Clark and Carol Lawson StoryCorps Interview, Clip 1, 2007Audio
Yvonne Clark and Carol Lawson StoryCorps Interview, Clip 2, 2007Audio
Yvonne Clark and Carol Lawson StoryCorps Interview, Clip 3, 2007Audio
Yvonne Clark and Carol Lawson StoryCorps Interview, Clip 4, 2007Audio
2010: The Reuther Year in ReviewBlog entry
2012: The Reuther Year in ReviewBlog entry
Archivist Spotlight: SWE Archivist Troy Eller EnglishBlog entry
Collection Spotlight: American Society of Women Engineers and ArchitectsBlog entry
Collections Spotlight: “Out of the House: Detroit Women’s Organizations in the 20th Century”Blog entry
Harnessing Engineering Womanpower in the Cold WarBlog entry
Introducing the SWE Stories: Tales from the Archives PodcastBlog entry
One Giant Leap For WomankindBlog entry
(266) Edith Clarke, PortraitImage
(1192) Alice Anderson, PortraitImage
(1193) Rosalia Andrews, PortraitImage
(1194) Betty Lou Bailey, PortraitImage
(1195) Betty Lou Bailey, At WorkImage
(1196) Betty Lou Bailey, At WorkImage
(1197) Roberta Banaszak Gleiter, PortraitImage
(1198) Emma Barth, At WorkImage
(1200) Eleanor Baum, At WorkImage
(1201) Eleanor Baum, At WorkImage
(1202) Eleanor Baum, PortraitImage
(1204) Phyllis Berger, PortraitImage
(1205) Joan Berkowitz, Achievement Award, 1983 National ConventionImage
(1206) Joan Berkowitz, Achievement Award, 1983 National ConventionImage
(1207) Joan Berkowitz, PortraitImage
(1208) Lynn Bertuglia, PortraitImage
(1209) John Brighton, PortraitImage
(1210) Yvonne Brill, At WorkImage
(1211) Yvonne Brill, PortraitImage
(1212) Clara Brock, PortraitImage
(1213) Kay Broughton, PortraitImage
(1214) Elayne Brower, PortraitImage
(1215) Pat Brown, At WorkImage
(1216) Pat Brown, At WorkImage