This collection consists of a single photograph of Bertha Lamme, the second woman in the United States to graduate college with an engineering degree.
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This collection consists of a single black-and-white photograph (reprint) of Bertha Lamme.
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.
A print copy of this finding aid is available in the Georgia Tech Archives reading room.
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.
This photograph has been separated from UA305, the Center for Information on Women in Engineering Records.
Christine de Catanzaro processed this photograph in October 2006.