Stephanie Kwolek starts this interview by describing her family background. Her father's early death meant that her mother had to work to support Kwolek and her brother, who later became a chemical engineer. At the…
Elizabeth Dyer recounts her childhood in Haverill, Massachusetts and entering Mount Holyoke College at the age of seventeen. There she was influenced by two outstanding teachers, Louisa Stevenson and Dorothy Hahn, which…
- 1987-Feb-26 (First session)
- 1987-Jun-15 (Second session)
- 1987-Sep-09 (Third session)
Isabella and Jerome Karle met while both were pursuing doctorates in physical chemistry under Professor Lawrence Brockway at the University of Michigan. After earning their degrees (and marrying), they worked on the…
- Interviewee Karle, Jerome, Karle, Isabella, 1921-2017
- Interviewer Bohning, James J., Van Keuren, David
- Subject Women in science, Chemistry, Physical and theoretical, Crystallographers, Karle, Jerome, Chemists, Women chemists, Chemists--Biography, Nobel Prize winners, Naval Research Laboratory (U.S.), Karle, Isabella, 1921-2017
- 1987-Dec-15 (First session)
- 1988-Jan-06 (Second session)
Mildred Cohn begins the interview by reflecting on her childhood, education, and family life, describing how she was prepared to enter college by age fourteen. She then discusses her undergraduate experience at Hunter…
- Interviewee Cohn, Mildred, 1913-2009
- Interviewer Gortler, Leon B.
- Subject Women biochemists, Washington University (Saint Louis, Mo.), Urey, Harold Clayton, 1893-1981, University of Pennsylvania. School of Medicine, Du Vigneaud, Vincent, 1901-1978, Biochemistry, Harvard Medical School, Cornell University, Women chemists, Cohn, Mildred, 1913-2009, American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, American Society of Biological Chemists, Women in science, Biochemists, George Washington University
Madeline Henderson begins this interview with a description of her family and early years in Quincy, Massachusetts. Henderson attended Emmanuel College, receiving an A.B. in chemistry in 1944. After college, she worked…
- Interviewee Henderson, Madeline M.
- Interviewer Williams, Robert V.
- Subject Women in science, Information scientists--Biography, Information storage and retrieval systems--Chemistry, Information scientists, Information science, Women chemists, Henderson, Madeline M., Chemistry--Abstracting and indexing, Perry, James W. (James Whitney), 1907-, Chemistry--Nomenclature, Chemists
Claire K. Schultz begins the interview by discussing her childhood in south central Pennsylvania. Raised primarily by her father and grandmother, Schultz dreamed of becoming a doctor from a young age. Inspired by her…
- Interviewee Schultz, Claire K.
- Interviewer Williams, Robert V.
- Subject Women in science, Information storage and retrieval systems--Chemistry, Librarians--Biography, Librarians, Drexel University, Merck Sharp & Dohme, Chemistry--Abstracting and indexing, Women in library science, Chemistry--Nomenclature, Sperry Rand (Corporation). Univac Division, Schultz, Claire K.
Mary Good begins the interview with a discussion of her family history, her childhood, and her early education. Her family moved from Texas to Arkansas in 1942, when her father was offered a principalship in Kirby. Good…
- Interviewee Good, Mary L., 1931-
- Interviewer Traynham, James G.
- Subject Good, Mary L., 1931-, United Oil Products, Inc., Allied-Signal Inc., American Chemical Society, National Science Foundation (U.S.), Women chemists, Women in science, Radiochemistry, President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST)
Stephanie Kwolek begins the interview with a discussion of her early career at DuPont. She joined DuPont in 1946, the same year she earned her B.S. in chemistry at Carnegie-Mellon University. Kwolek spent much of her…
Nathalie Dusoulier begins her interview by discussing her family background and education. She recounts how she started working in information science from her background in pharmacology. She then speaks about her…
- Interviewee Dusoulier, Nathalie, 1927-2010
- Interviewer Rayward, W. Boyd
- Subject Centre national de la recherche scientifique (France), Pharmacology, Chemistry--Nomenclature, Women in information science, Pharmacologists, Institut de l'information scientifique et technique (France), United Nations, Chemistry--Abstracting and indexing, Women in science, Information storage and retrieval systems--Chemistry, Desoulier, Nathalie, 1927-2010
- 2002-Jul-20 (First session)
- 2003-Oct-02 (Second session)
- 2004-Feb-08 (Third session)
Kathryn C. Hach-Darrow begins the interview with anecdotes of Clifford C. Hach as a young, inquisitive child growing up on a farm and the effects of the Great Depression on the Hach family. Despite financial…
- 2009-Jan-05 (First session)
- 2009-Jan-06 (Second session)
Sally Chapman's interest in science was fostered both by her "tinkerer" father and by the nationwide interest in innovative science education that occurred after Sputnik. She attended Smith College and worked for the…
- 2012-Apr-13 (First session)
- 2012-Apr-14 (Second session)
Catherine Fenselau grew up in York, Nebraska. Always interested in science, first archaeology and ultimately chemistry, she attended Bryn Mawr College. The chairman of the chemistry department, Ernst Berliner, became…
- 2012-Mar-26 (First session)
- 2012-Mar-27 (Second session)
Mary K. Gall matriculated at Vassar College. Originally she was interesed in bacteriology, but she decided to major in chemistry. She felt she did not have enough 'drive' for medical school, and she always wanted to be…
Alex G. Harrison was born in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, one of two sons. His parents were farmers but had the Scottish appreciation for education. Harrison attended a one-room school, where his aunt was teacher. He…