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Center for Information on Women in Engineering Records

Center for Information on Women in Engineering Records

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Center for Information on Women in Engineering Records
Identification: UA305
Date: 1944-1993 and undated (bulk 1985-1990)
Size/Quantity: 3.4 linear feet (8 document cases and 1 half-size document case)
Language: This collection is written in English.
Creator: Georgia Institute of Technology. Center for Information on Women in Engineering.
Repository: Archives & Records Management, Library, Georgia Institute of Technology
Abstract:These records contain administrative files, biographical information and materials relating to the database maintained by the Center for Information on Women in Engineering and to the Center's solicitation of papers of women engineers.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Center for Information on Women in Engineering, an institution jointly sponsored by the Society of Women Engineers and the Georgia Institute of Technology, was formed to create a biographical database of women engineers and to collect the papers of prominent women in engineering. The Center remained in operation from 1986 to 1990.

Originally conceived in 1984 by Margaret Pritchard, the Society of Women Engineers Archives Chair, and Anne Bonds, the President of the Atlanta Chapter of the Society of Women Engineers, it was decided to house the Center at Georgia Tech in 1984. The Georgia Tech Foundation provided initial funding in 1985; a grant from AT&T supported the project beginning in about 1986. The project was mainly run by Gail Garfinkle, Assistant to the Director of Libraries, and overseen by Miriam A. Drake, Director of Libraries at Georgia Tech. The group mounted the first database in May 1986. In later years, the Center undertook the integration of the database of the Society of Women Engineers with the Center's database, and it solicited the papers of prominent women engineers.

In January 1990, the Society of Women Engineers terminated sponsorship of the Center. The project apparently ceased operations completely later that year.


Scope and Content Note

Series 1 of this collection contains administrative files, including correspondence, reports, news clippings, and other materials relating to the Center and its operations. The research files in Series 2 consist of general materials on engineering organizations that include women as well as information on awards and patents received by women engineers. Also included in this series are publications on women in engineering. Series 3 contains two sets of alphabetical files with biographical information on individual women engineers. Series 4 is made up of files containing printouts of the database and literature and database searches. Electronic records in the form of 5 1/4" computer disks are found in Series 5.

Fuller descriptions of each series and subseries is found in the detailed description of the collection.


Arrangement

This collection has been arranged into five series (Series 2 and 3 are divided into subseries):

When possible, the original order of the files has been retained.

SERIES 1. Administrative files

SERIES 2. Research files

SERIES 3. Individual biographical files

SERIES 4. Database and data entry

SERIES 5. Electronic records


Index Terms

Drake, Miriam A.
Floppy disks.
Garfinkle, Gail
Manuscripts.
Society of Women Engineers.
Women engineers--United States.
Women in engineering.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

NOTE: Access to the disks in Series 5 requires special equipment that may not be available in the archives.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Please cite [Item, Folder Title, Series Title,] Center for Information on Women in Engineering Records (UA305), Archives, Library and Information Center, Georgia Institute of Technology.

Provenance

Immediate provenance is unknown (assumed to be donated by the Center for Information on Women in Engineering after the conclusion of its operations). Accession number: 2000.071.

Processing Information

Christine de Catanzaro processed these records in October 2006.

Revisions to Finding Aid

March 2010:
  • Finding aid imported into Archivists' Toolkit.

  • Restrictions

    Restrictions: Access

    Access to one folder in Series 3, Subseries 2 is restricted. Special equipment is required to access the floppy disks in Series 5. With these exceptions, there are no restrictions on access to this collection.

    Restrictions: Use

    Permission to publish materials from this collection must be obtained from the Head of Archives and Special Collections.


    Separated Material

    Photographs from this collection have been separated and will be processed as VAUA305. Some accession records have been removed from the files and placed in the Georgia Tech Archives' administrative files.


    Related Material

    The Lottye E. Miner Papers (MS310) were acquired by the Georgia Tech Archives as a result of the work of the Center.


    Other Finding Aids

    A print copy of this finding aid is available in the Georgia Tech Archives reading room.


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    SERIES 1: Administrative files, 1977-1990

    Arrangement

    Arranged alphabetically by folder title.

    Scope and Content

    Series 1 consists of the general administrative files of the Center for Information on Women in Engineering. The series contains information on the AT&T grant that funded the Center, correspondence, publicity items and press releases, reports, and memoranda of agreement between the Center and the Society of Women Engineers. Also included in this series is a file on the termination of support of the Center.

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    11Advertisement, 1987
    12Advisory board: Composition and function, 1988
    13Article for "Price's Write", 1986
    14ASCE news release, 1987
    15AT&T grant, 1986-1988
    16Background files, history of women engineers, undated
    17Biographical Data Sheet, undated
    18Books for collection, 1987
    19Brochure, 1988
    110Certificate of merit program, undated
    111Charter members list, undated
    112Collection development guidelines, undated
    113Contacts, 1987-1989
    114Correspondence, 1986-1988
    115Correspondence, 1987-1988
    116Correspondence, 1988-1989
    117Correspondence, 1990
    118Data for database, undated
    119Database information, working material, 1987
    120Education statistics, 1977-1985
    121Expenditures, 1987
    122Funding, undated
    123Funding, Clare Boothe Luce fund, 1989-1990
    124General information, undated
    125Historical files on women in engineering, 1919-1942
    126Inventors exhibit -- University of Minnesota, 1988
    127Meetings and correspondence, 1989
    128Memorandum of agreement, 1987
    129Memorandum of agreement, 1989
    130Memos (internal), 1987-1988
    131Minutes, May 1986
    132Newsclippings and newsreleases, 1987
    133Newsclipping: SAE Update, 1988

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    21Notes, 1988
    22Officers and board of directors (Society of Women Engineers), 1986-1987
    23Operation Sweet (Girls Club of America), 1988
    24Oral history material, undated
    25Patent articles and information, 1980-1985
    26Presentation, 1986
    27Procedures for database, July 1985
    28 "A Profile of the Female Engineer", 1982-1984
    29Proposal and report, 1984-1985
    210Report, 1985
    211Report materials, 1985
    212Reports to board, 1987
    213Report, Society of Women Engineers database, 1989
    214Research files, correspondence (folder 1 of 2), 1985
    215Research files, correspondence (folder 2 of 2), 1985
    216Society of Women Engineers newsletters, 1986-1989
    217Survey, undated
    218Society of Women Engineers list (database): File instructions, 1988
    219Termination of support, 1990
    220 U.S. Women Engineer article, 1987
    221 U.S. Women Engineer: List of missing issues, undated
    222Women in engineering: General information, undated
    223Working files, 1988-1989
     

    SERIES 2: Research files, 1955-1990 (bulk 1986-1990)

    Scope and Content

    Series 2 contains the Center's research files on women in engineering, technology, and other fields.



    SERIES 2, Subseries 1: Research on individual women engineers, 1966-1989

    The first subseries of Series 2 consists of files on specific women who achieved notoriety or won awards in the field of engineering.

    Arranged alphabetically by folder title.

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    31Achievement awards and biographies, December 1980
    32Award winners: Structural Engineers Association, 1988-1989
    33Distinguished New Engineers, Senior Members (folder 1 of 2), 1966-1986
    34Distinguished New Engineers, Senior Members (folder 2 of 2), 1966-1986
    35Patents, undated
    36Resumes, correspondence, 1987
    37Solicitation information, 1988
    38Solicitation possibilities, 1970-1986
    39Women engineers to be researched for database, 1987



    SERIES 2, Subseries 2: General research on women, 1955-1988

    This subseries includes printed materials, papers and manuscripts pertaining to women in engineering and in other fields.

    Arranged alphabetically by folder title.

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    310 ACRL Women's Studies Newsletter, 1988
    311Air Pollution Control Association, 1987
    312American Society for Engineering Management, 1987
    313Center for Information on Women in Engineering, University of Washington, undated
    314Commission on Science in Engineering, undated
    315Engineering Society publications, undated
    316 IEEE Transactions on Education, 1975
    317 Women in Engineering, edited by Patricia L. Brown, 1955
    318 Women in Management Worldwide, 1987
    319 Women in Technological History newsletter, 1988
     

    SERIES 3: Individual biographical files, 1944-1993

    Scope and Content

    This series contains biographical files gathered by the Center on individual women who achieved prominence in engineering.



    SERIES 3, Subseries 1: Solicitations, 1987-1989

    The Center actively solicited the personal papers of some women engineers. The files on these individuals are found in this subseries. (Note that the dates in this subseries refer to the approximate dates of accumulating the files, not the dates of the documents themselves.)

    Arranged alphabetically by folder title.

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    41Barth, Emma, 1987-1988
    42Barger, Phyllis, 1988
    43Fitzroy, Nancy Deloye, 1988
    44Flugge-Lotz, Irmgard, undated
    45Gleason, Kate, 1987-1988
    46Harness, Arminta, 1988
    47Johnson, Barbara, 1988
    48Kern, Ruth, 1988
    49Lamme, Bertha, undated
    410Nicholson, Loring, 1988
    411Page, Mary Michael, 1988
    412Pellier, Laurence, 1988
    413Pellier, Laurence publications, ca. 1988
    414Pressman, Ada, 1987
    415Ross, Mary G., 1988
    416Rousseau, Margaret Hutchins, 1988
    417Simon, Dorothy, 1987-1988
    418Sink, Mary Virginia, undated
    419Spear, Amy, 1987-1988
    420Spear, Jaclyn, undated
    421Telkes, Maria, 1987-1988
    422Thomas, Martha, 1988



    SERIES 3, Subseries 2: Individual women engineers, 1944-1993

    The Center kept a series of files on prominent individual women engineers from which they selected individuals to solicit for their papers. The general alphabetical files on individual women are included in this subseries. (Note that the dates in this subseries refer to the dates of the documents themselves, not the dates the documents were accumulated.)

    Arranged alphabetically by folder title.

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    51Baily, Betty, 1962-1968
    52Amour, Anna, 1985
    53Berkowitz, Joan B., 1974
    54Brill, Yvonne, 1980-1987
    55Brock, Clara, 1972-1973
    56Brower, Elayne, 1954-1969
    57Cavanaugh, Aileen, 1952-1985
    58Cambra, Jessie, 1962-1981
    59Clark, Pearl, 1952-1963
    510Clark, Yvonne, 1952-1985
    511Clarke, Edithe, 1985
    512Conwell, Esther, 1952-1972
    513Cox, Geraldine, 1982-1984
    514Dagnell, Chris, 1987
    515Davey, Betty, 1963-1979
    516Daves, Clarence, 1968-1976
    517Dresselhaus, Mildred, 1972-1985
    518Eaves, Elsie, 1958-1983
    519Eiden, Catherine, 1952-1977
    520Estrin, Thelma, 1952-1975
    521Fossler, Ivy, 1972
    522French, Isabelle, 1962-1981
    523Fuller, Darlyne, 1977-1984
    524Gardner, Alfred, 1976
    525Gerla, Miriam, 1944-1967
    526Gilbreth, Lillian, 1956-1984
    527Golden, Constance, 1969-1982
    528Graham, Lois, 1951-1986
    529Grosvenor, Aluah, 1976
    530Hardwich, Isabel, 1962-1986
    531Haeron, Elise, 1955-1995
    532Hauser, Consuelo, 1957-1963
    533Heising, Carolyn, 1987
    534Hicks, Beatrice, 1951-1979
    535Holmgreen, Shirley, 1957-1982
    536Hopper, Grace, 1954-1986
    537Huckenpahler, Helen, 1961-1986
    538Hutchinson, Margaret, 1952-1964

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    61Ingersoll, Alfred C., 1971-1980
    62Juillard, Jacqueline, 1959-1986
    63Karle, Isabella L., 1963-1968
    64Konecny, Christine C., 1958-1985
    65Lawrence, Stella, 1952-1971
    66Lazurenko, Lydia, undated
    67Le Beau, Desiree, undated
    68Leenhouts, Lillian, 1963-1979
    69Lincoln, Virginia, 1968-1981
    610Lindquest-Skelley, Sharon, 1984-1986
    611Loeffier, Sharon, 1961-1984
    612Loring, Paula L., 1970-1986
    613McAfee, Naomi, 1967-1985
    614MacDonald, Anne L., 1992-1993
    615McFadden, Mattie, 1951-1986
    616Macgill, Elizabeth (Elsie), 1952-1981
    617Maddox, Judith H., 1971-1986
    618Martin, Alice Morgan, 1953-1971
    619Matthews, Alva T., 1969-1971
    620Miner, Lottye E., 1964-1988
    621Morris, Helen, 1988
    622Munger, Mary V., 1963-1985
    623Murad, Lillian G., 1951
    624Murray, Evelyn, 1971-1982
    625Orans, Robin M., 1988
    626Owen, Marie, 1954-1986
    627Parrish, John B., 1974-1976
    628Peden, Irene C., 1963-1974
    629Phillips, Carolyn F., 1962-1980
    630Pickup, Lydia, 1960-1983
    631Pitts, Elaine R., 1966-1988
    632Plunkett, Elizabeth, 1958-1959

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    71Rathjen, Edith, 1964-1986
    72Ray, Margaret R., 1988
    73Richardson, Frances, 1958-1986
    74Riggs, Harriet, 1973
    75Rockwell, Mabel Macferran, 1956-1980
    76Roennau, Laurel van der Wal, 1958-1962
    78Rogers, Marguerite, 1966-1969
    79Rushmeier, Holly, 1987
    710Ryan, Irene E., 1964-1986
    711Salembier, Olive Lynn, 1956-1978
    712Schine, Lois Gildersleeve, 1987
    713Shafer, Ruth I., 1971-1972
    714Sparling, Rebecca H., 1956-1983
    715Stinson, Katherine, 1951-1972
    716Stoll, Alice, 1969
    717Tesoro, Giuliana C., 1978
    718Tierney, Tess, 1952-1986
    719Whatley, Susan, 1977-1985
    720White, Winnifred (Gifford), 1967
    721Williams, Beatrice M., 1953-1970
    722Williams, Esther, 1952-1988
    723Wollmerhauser, Barbara (RESTRICTED), 1974-1981
    724Wu, Susan, 1985-1986
    725Yost, Betty Jane, 1963-1981
    726Zimmerman, Mary Ann, 1963-1986
     

    SERIES 4: Database and data entry, 1989; undated

    Arrangement

    Arranged alphabetically by folder title.

    Scope and Content

    Series 4 contains files relating to the database that the Center operated, which consisted of personal information on American women engineers. This series also includes printouts of searches carried out by the Center's staff and other information on data entry.

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    81Dialog search, 1989
    82List of database problems, undated
    83List of maiden names, undated
    84List of names, undated
    85List of names, downloaded order, undated
    86List of Society of Women Engineers members, alphabetical order, undated
    87Literature search, 1989
    88Printout (folder 1 of 5), undated
    89Printout (folder 2 of 5), undated
    810Printout (folder 3 of 5), undated
    811Printout (folder 4 of 5), undated
    812Printout (folder 5 of 5), undated
    813Society of Women Engineers membership database, 1989
    814XT files, undated
     

    SERIES 5: Electronic records, undated

    Scope and Content

    Series 5 consists of two folders containing 5 1/4" computer disks. The disks apparently contain material related to the database, as well as some administrative files.

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    915 1/4" disks (folder 1 of 2), undated
    925 1/4" disks (folder 2 of 2), undated