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WISE: Women in Science and Engineering
Women in Science and Engineering Digital Collection
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.

Curtiss-Wright CadettesCurtiss-Wright Engineering Cadettes
Photos, publications, course materials, and ephemera documenting the Curtiss-Wright Engineering Cadettes at ISU during World War II. Finding aid.

WISE Oral HistoriesWISE Oral Histories
Oral histories of women scientists and engineers. Approximately 55 interviews will be added over time. Transcripts of other interviews are available here. Oral history project background.
A note to our users: If you would like to view the oral histories transcripts while listening to the audio, please open the PDF first then launch the audio. We recommend not using Chrome at this time.