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Society of Women Engineers, records of the MIT section (MITSWE)

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AC-0610

Scope and Contents of the Collection

This collection contains records of the Society of Women Engineers student section at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). It includes minutes, membership lists, event documents and promotional material for the society and women in engineering. Records in the collection of the MIT student organization date as early as 1952. As the national organization Society of Women Engineers was founded in 1950, MIT's section is one of the earliest affiliates.

Dates

  • 1952 - 1999
  • Majority of material found within 1988 - 1999

Access note

The collection is open for research.

Intellectual Property Rights

Access to collections in Distinctive Collections is not authorization to publish. Separate application for permission to publish must be made to the Department of Distinctive Collections, MIT Libraries. Copyright of some items in this collection may be held by respective creators, not by the creating office.

Historical note

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) was founded in 1950 as a non-profit educational and service organization to support and advance careers of women in the engineering professions. The Society was formally incorporated in 1952. The MIT SWE student section was one of the first. In 1976, SWE membership was opened to men.

Information about the section at MIT can be found at http://swe.mit.edu/

Extent

3 Cubic Feet (3 record cartons)

Location

Materials are stored off-site. Advance notice is required for use.

Processing Information note

Some collection descriptions are based on legacy data and may be incomplete or contain inaccuracies. Description may change pending verification. Please contact the MIT Department of Distinctive Collections if you notice any errors or discrepancies.
Title
Preliminary Inventory to the Records of the Society of Women Engineers, MIT Section (MITSWE)
Status
Ready For Review

Repository Details

Part of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Libraries. Department of Distinctive Collections Repository

Contact:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Libraries
Building 14N-118
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge MA 02139-4307 US