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Women Scientists, 1919 - 1985-09

 Series — Multiple Containers

Scope and Contents

Dr. Jennings was passionate about giving due diligence to the women scientists who made significant contributions to their field. She was disappointed in how little literature there was about women scientists, a fact that became obvious to her over the years as she received reports on the same few women from her students every year after assigning them a research paper on significant women scientists. Determined to provide her students with a better understanding of their field and the significant role women have played in it, she embarked on a project highlighting notable American women scientists. She conducted research on Garvan medalists as well as Nobel Prize recipients. Later on, she undertook a very ambitious project spotlighting the lives and work of Professors Emma Carr, Mary Sherrill and Lucy Pickett; this work culminated in a short publication entitled, “Professors Carr, Sherrill, and Pickett: Selected Works and Memoirs” in 1983. The papers for both projects are included in this grouping; these papers include her notes, bibliographies, correspondences, transcribed interviews and manuscript edits. One interesting feature within this grouping is a series of correspondences between the Smithsonian Institute and Dr. Jennings in which the Smithsonian requested materials from Wheaton Female Seminary to be included in a larger exhibition on the scientific education of women in America. Dr. Jennings loaned apparatuses from the Wheaton collection to be included in the Chemistry portion of the exhibition; the Smithsonian pamphlet, which credits Wheaton for its loan, is included in these papers.

Dates

  • 1919 - 1985-09
  • 1980 - 1985 (Bulk Dates)

Creator

Access Restrictions

No Restrictions. Papers are open to researchers.

Extent

5 boxes : Files contained in manila folders.

Language of Materials

English

Overview

Contains: Letter correspondences; research papers; photocopies of journal articles; curricula vitae; bibliographies; biographical research notes; manuscripts; transcribed interviews.

Repository Details

Part of the Marion B. Gebbie Archives and Special Collections Repository