The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
Iowa State University. Archives of Women in Science and Engineering
Special Collections; 403 Parks Library
Repository URL: http://www.lib.iastate.edu/spcl/wise/wise.html
Repository code: iaamsusc
Repository description (CRHP): The collection contains several oral histories that document the experiences of African American women scientists.
Repository description (extant): The Archives of Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) was inaugurated in April 1994. Its creation was inspired by researchers' requests for women in engineering collections. The Iowa State University Library decided to create the Archives of Women in Science and Engineering to focus on documenting these women. [...] The Archives also collects the papers of women who were not necessarily in the forefront of scientific research, but those who worked as researchers, or who possibly moved on to other careers. The mission of the WISE Archives is therefore two-fold: to collect the papers of American women scientists, and to record the wider twentieth century social experiences of women in regard to their work. The goal of the WISE Archives is to collect records that illustrate the diverse lives of women who chose the nontraditional careers of becoming scientists and engineers.
[...] The WISE Archives currently has approximately 100 collections and approximately 70 oral history interviews that span the United States, including botanists, chemists, engineers, entomologists, geologists, and physicists. There is also a growing rare book collection that includes works written by and for women.
Repository type: University Special Collection
Women in chemistry oral history project