The Archives of Women in Science and Engineering (WISE Archives)
documents and preserves the historical heritage of American women in science and engineering. The collection includes the personal and professional papers of women scientists and engineers, except that of the medical sciences, as well as records of national and regional women's organizations in these fields. While the collections include the papers of Iowa State alumni and faculty, its georgraphical boundaries span the United States and may go beyond to include American women working abroad. The WISE Archives currently contains over 100 collections belonging to women scientists or their organizations. To find more of these collections, search the library catalog
or Special Collections
WISE Oral Histories
A note to our users:
of women scientists and engineers.
Approximately 55 interviews will be added over time. Transcripts of other interviews are available here
. Oral history project
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