The SWE Archives are an integral part of our identity, mapping our history by preserving society artifacts and memorializing the moments and members who have faded into memory. Originally established in 1957 by the nationally standing Archives Committee, the Walter P. Reuther Library at Wayne State University in Detroit Michigan became the permanent home of the archives in 1993.
The archives contain photos, memorabilia and artifacts from throughout SWE’s history, offering a fascinating look at numerous important moments in our history, from SWE’s founding at Camp Greenwood all the way up to WE14. Of course, the archives are more than just a collection of pictures and mementoes. Spend some time looking through them and you’ll discover inspirational insight into the many moments that have helped shape the SWE story. The SWE archives are more than an overview of where we’ve been-it is also an invaluable source of guidance, inspiration and professional renewal.
Head to the Walter P. Reuther Library website for a look at all pieces of the SWE Archive currently available online, and follow SWE on Tumblr to receive updates with new selections from the archives.