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Color plate illustrates an early method of bleaching cotton and linen goods on lawns. Two women stand amongst a vast landscape holding watering cans over strips of white cloth. Decorative frame is bordered by foliage…
Group portrait of Dr. Michael Somogyi (1883-1971) and unidentified female laboratory assistants at the Jewish Hospital of St. Louis. A Hungarian American professor of biochemistry at the Washington University and Jewish…
Frontismatter and plates have been digitized from this volume on poisonous substances. Chromolithographed frontispiece plate illustrates blood spectra. Digitized plates depict various poisonous substances under…
Mexican postage stamp issued to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Instituto Politécnico Nacional de México (the National Polytechnic Institute of Mexico) on January 1, 1936. Established during the…
- Creator Of Work Mexico. Dirección General de Talleres de Impresión de Estampillas y Valores
- Subject Commemorative postage stamps, Mexico, Postage stamps, Science on postage stamps, Instituto Politécnico Nacional (Mexico), Women in science, Scientific apparatus and instruments, Science--Study and teaching
- Part of The Young Botanist
Frontispiece illustration depicts a woman holding passion flowers with the caption "The passion flower belongs to the class monadelphia and order pentandria. See page 165." The flower she holds is painted yellow…
Women sorting out imperfect grains of smokeless powder at Hercules Powder Company's plant in Kenvil, New Jersey
Image caption reads "girls sorting out imperfect grains of smokeless powder." Inset photograph caption states "smokeless powder manufacture under difficulties—during the severe winter of 1917-18; great banks of snow are…
- Author Williams, W. Bradford (William Bradford)
- Publisher University of Chicago. Press
- Subject Explosives, Military, United States. Army. Ordnance Department, Industries, Weapons industry, Defense industries, Military supplies, Military weapons, Hercules Powder Company, World War (1914-1918), Women employees
General view of several Beckman Instruments employees wiring a timing generator purchased by Convair Astronautics. The employees visible in the photograph are identified as follows (left to right): Pete Kappauf; Homer…
General view of several female Beckman Instruments employees wiring and connecting a cabinet purchased by Autonetics, a division of North American Aviation. The employees visible in the photograph are identified as…
General view of several female employees assembling a stepper harness for use with a NASA system. The employees visible in the photograph are identified as follows (left to right): Evelyn Gulick; Agnes Ross; and Edith…
- Part of The Romance of Modern Chemistry
Entitled "One Stage in the Manufacture of an Explosive," photographic reproduction depicts women in a factory picking cotton waste. The cotton waste will be converted into guncotton, or nitrocellulose, which is used in…
Portrait of agricultural economist Gae Adamson Bennett (b. 1917). While working for the United States Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service, Bennett co-authored numerous volumes on agricultural production…
Group photograph of unidentified female personnel at an unidentified United States Department of Agriculture facility. A large board bearing a sheaf of wheat is visible in front of the group.
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.
Philatelic First Day Cover honoring American social worker and activist Emily Bissell (1861-1948), best known for her work to combat tuberculosis and for introducing Christmas Seals to the United States. The cover bears…
Philatelic First Day Cover commemorating American marine biologist, author, and conservationist Rachel Carson (1907-1964). Part of the "Great Americans Series," the envelope bears the postmark of Springdale,…
United States postage stamp honoring Dr. Virginia Apgar (1909-1974), an American obstetrical anesthesiologist best known as the inventor of the Apgar Score used to quickly assess the health of a newborn child…
- 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
General view of an unidentified employee inspecting a piece of Styrofoam insulation at a Dow Chemical Company facility. Invented in 1941 by researchers in Dow's Chemical Physics Lab, "Styrofoam" properly refers to the…
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…
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…
SILASTIC demonstration mammary breast implant/sizer/prosthesis in original packaging and box with accompanying paperwork.
A: White cardboard box with blue product label adhered to top of box. Box opens to reveal…
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
This work by Antoine Laurent Lavoisier is widely considered the first of its kind in modern chemical literature. Select digitized content includes front cover, frontismatter, woodcut vignettes, as well as thirteen…
- 1927 – 1928
General view of the office of Laboratory Director Dudley Kimball French (center) at the Dearborn Chemical Company 35th Street laboratory facilities located in Chicago, Illinois. The female employees visible in the…
General view of key punch operators transcribing written data into tabulating cards in the Tabulating Department at the Dow Chemical Company facilities located in Midland, Michigan. The operators are identified as…