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    • 1986-Oct-13

    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-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…

    • 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…

    • 1970s

    General view of Dr. Eva Wittgenstein inserting a sample into a Perkin-Elmer Model 621 Grating Infrared Spectrophotometer in use at a facility associated with the Laboratory Methods Research Section of the Environmental…

    • 1970s

    General view of chemist Janet Sheridan placing two oil samples into a Perkin-Elmer double-beam fluorescence spectrophotometer at a Coast Guard Research and Development Center laboratory. Per notations accompanying the…

    • 1970s

    General view of two unidentified chemists discussing the spectrum of a compound analyzed using a Perkin-Elmer fluorescence spectrophotometer in the laboratory of the Biomolecular Sciences Section of the Arthur D. Little…

    • 1970s

    General view of an unidentified female chemist examining the recording graph from a Perkin-Elmer elemental analyzer in use at a laboratory associated with the Foster Wheeler Corporation. Per notations accompanying the…

    • 1978

    Study for a never-finished portrait of Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin OM FRS (1910-1994), by English artist Graham Sutherland. Hodgkin was an English biochemist who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1964 for her work in…

    • 1928

    Portrait of Sylvia Stoesser (1901-1991), the first female Ph.D. chemist employed at the Dow Chemical Company.

    Sylvia Stoesser (nee Goergen) was born on July 18, 1901 in Buffalo, New York and earned her B.S. in…

    • after 1964 – before 1991

    Photograph of Dr. Bettye Washington Greene (1935-1995), believed to be the first African-American female chemist employed to work in a professional position at the Dow Chemical Company.

    Bettye Greene was born on March…

    • 1950s

    General view of chemist Delores Horne analyzing the active constituent of a weed killer in the Dow Chemical Company's Analytical Laboratory located in Midland, Michigan. Per a notation accompanying the photograph, Ms.…

    • 1975

    Stamp issued during International Women's Year (1975), depicting Marie Curie, "discoverer of radium," by the former British colony Saint Christopher-Nevis-Anguilla (now called the Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis.)

    • 1938

    Stamp printed by the Republic of Cuba, depicting Marie and Pierre Curie. The 40th anniversary of the discovery of radium by Marie and Pierre Curie was commemorated in France in 1938 with the release of a semipostal…

    • 1938

    The 40th anniversary of the discovery of radium by Marie and Pierre Curie was commemorated in France in 1938 with the release of a semipostal stamp bearing a 50-cent surtax to benefit the International Union Against…