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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…
- 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
- 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…
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.)
- Subject Women in science, Curie, Marie, 1867-1934, Women physicists, Women scientists, Chemists, Women physical scientists, International Women's Year (1975), Commemorative postage stamps, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Women chemists, Science on postage stamps, Nobel Prize winners, Women in chemistry, Physicists, Postage stamps, Anguilla, Women Nobel Prize winners
Cachet created by Colorano is a silk depiction of Rosalyn S. Yalow with text that describes the work which earned her the 1977 Nobel Prize in Medicine. Part of the Women's History Series (No. 83) by the National…
- Creator Of Work Colorano
- Subject Women in science, Postage stamps, Jewish scientists, Women scientists, Postmarks, Yalow, Rosalyn S. (Rosalyn Sussman), 1921-2011, Science on postage stamps, Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955, Nobel Prize winners, Cachets (Philately), Physicists, Women in medicine, Women Nobel Prize winners
Cachet depicts a tree-lined street. On left side of stamp, a patient is shown receiving radium treatments, while a portrait of Marie Curie is depicted on the right.
- Contributor India Posts and Telegraphs
- Printer India Security Press
- Subject Women in science, Curie, Marie, 1867-1934, Radium--Therapeutic use, India, Women scientists, Chemists, Commemorative postage stamps, Women chemists, Science on postage stamps, Nobel Prize winners, Women in chemistry, Cachets (Philately), Physicists, Postage stamps, Women physicists, Women in physics, First day covers (Philately), Women Nobel Prize winners
Stamp depicts a profile of Marie Curie along with various scientific instruments.
- Artist Lambert, Perrette
- Engraver Pheulpin, Jean
- Subject Women in science, Curie, Marie, 1867-1934, Women physicists, Monaco, Women in physics, Women scientists, Chemists, Commemorative postage stamps, Women chemists, Science on postage stamps, Nobel Prize winners, Women in chemistry, Physicists, Postage stamps, Women Nobel Prize winners
- Part of Conversations on Botany
Hand-colored lithograph illustrating the class Cryptogamia, containing a fern, moss, lichen, seaweed, and mushroom.