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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
- 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…
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.
- 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
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…
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…
Two-page article from the July 12, 1948 edition of Chemical and Engineering News profiling Dr. Betty J. Sullivan (1902-1999).
Betty J. Sullivan was born on May 31, 1902 in Minneapolis, Minnesota and educated at the…
- Circa 1919
Four images from a capsule factory of workers and machinery; a capsule press, women sorting finished capsules, coating plates with gelatin, and packing elastic filled capsules.
Created by Eli Lilly & Company, this…
- 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…
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…
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
- 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
- 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…
- Number 4
This in-house publication includes a story about the filming of "Success Story," the company's new Spinco division, and the "feminine talent" in the Cables and Resistors department.
- Real Fairy Folks
Lucy Jane Rider Meyer (1849-1922) was an American social worker and educator who worked to provide health and social services for the poor, children, and elderly. A graduate of Oberlin College (class of 1872), Lucy…
Describes recent accomplishments of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Research Council. Includes a passage on the significant increase of membership among "women and blacks" on NRC committees, but notes,…
Illustrated with 20 hand-colored plates, Conversations on Botany is composed as a series of conversations between a mother and son about the principles of the Linnaean system of classification and elements of useful…
Letter from Irène Joliot-Curie (1897-1956) to Raymond Delaby (1891-1958), general-secretary of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) concerning the appointment of Norwegian radiochemist Ellen…
- Author Joliot-Curie, Irène, 1897-1956
- Contributor International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
- Addressee Delaby, Raymond
- Subject Joliot-Curie, Irène, 1897-1956, International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry, Nobel Prize winners, Women Nobel Prize winners, Women chemists, Women in science, Gleditsch, Ellen, 1879-1968
Letter from Marie Curie to the President of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC)
Letter from Marie Curie (1867-1934) to Einar Biilman, President of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) concerning an invitation to serve on IUPAC's Commission on Atomic Weights. Curie expresses…