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- 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…
- 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…
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
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…
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.
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…
- 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…
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…
- 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
- 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
- 1985 – 1986
General view of a Perkin-Elmer Model 6500 Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry system in use at an unidentified laboratory facility. The individuals visible in the photograph are identified as Dr. Lee Davidowski…
Beckman's Porterville plant opened in 1964. Between 1974 and 1983, wastes from manufacturing printed circuit boards and electronic components were disposed of onsite. The resulting contamination lead to the…
General view of a Perkin-Elmer differential scanning calorimeter with a robotic autosampler in use at an unidentified laboratory facility. The individual visible in the photograph is identified as Christa [surname…
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…
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…
Unidentified Beckman Instruments employees who worked on the LS 9800 liquid scintillation counter. Liquid scintillation counters measure the radioactivity of a sample by mixing the sample with a solvent containing a…
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,…
Unidentified Beckman Instruments employees with a LS 9800 liquid scintillation counter. Liquid scintillation counters measure the radioactivity of a sample by mixing the sample with a solvent containing a scintillator,…
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…
- Circa 1980
This computing spectrophotometer was controlled by a microprocessor and included a video graphics display.
The Beckman Instruments IR spectrophotometers began as a request from the Office of Rubber Reserve to Arnold…
General view of laboratory technician Margaret Kreiser using assorted Perkin-Elmer atomic absorption instruments at a Hershey Company facility to determine the metal constituents of finished food items and raw…
General view of an unidentified female employee pouring a water sample into the tray of a Perkin-Elmer Autosampler at an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) laboratory facility located in Edison, New Jersey. Per…