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Women in STEM

 Subject
Subject Source: Local Ssc
Scope Note: Papers of women who worked in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math, often among the first women in their field. Also included are the records of the Association for Women in Mathematics. The Sophia Smith Collection plans to grow this category to include more collections representing advocacy for women's full participation and recognition in STEM.

Found in 21 Collections and/or Records:

A Woman's Legacy: Five Women Who Made a Difference oral history series

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 310183630041597]
Identifier: SSC-MS-00533
Abstract

Series of oral histories of four notable women: Belva Davis, journalist; Bernice Hemphill, bio-analyist; Marian Cleeves Diamond, scientist; Mary Lanigar, accountant; and Sandra Day O'Connor, supreme court justice. Published by Women's Forum West Legacy Foundation (San Francisco, Calif, 2004).

Dates of Materials: 1998-2003

Association for Women in Mathematics records

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00796
Abstract The Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) is a professional society whose mission is to encourage women and girls to study and to have active careers in the mathematical sciences, and to promote equal opportunity for and the equal treatment of women and girls in the mathematical sciences. This collection includes materials relating to the Association's founding and management, as well as newsletters, grant and travel grant records, publications, and information on prizes, contests,...
Dates of Materials: 1970-2018

Betty Schwartzel collection of Dian Fossey correspondence, photographs, and clippings

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00386
Abstract

The collection documents the professional and personal life of Dian Fossey, a scientist studying gorillas in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (then Zaire).

Dates of Materials: 1964-1995; Majority of material found within 1969 - 1985

Dorcas Brigham Papers

 Collection
Identifier: CA-MS-00041
Abstract

Professor of Botany. Collection contains biographical material, correspondence with Kate Mott Greene Stephenson, photographs, and printed material about Village Hill Nursery.

Dates of Materials: 1914 - 1986; Majority of material found within 1924-1967

Dorothy Wrinch papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00178
Abstract

Crystallographer, Biochemist, Mathematician, Physicist. Papers contain original manuscripts; models; printed material; publications and writings; notebooks and scrapbooks; as well as extensive correspondence which illuminate her research and views on crystal structure, cyclols, peptides, mineral twins, x-ray methods, insulin, and polyhedra.

Dates of Materials: 1901-1983; Majority of material found within 1919-1975

Elizabeth Thompson Bunce papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00411
Abstract

Marine geophysicist. Papers contain a transcript of an oral history interview, professional correspondence, biographical material, photographs, and awards and citations.

Dates of Materials: 1936-1986; Majority of material found within 1962-1980

Ellen Henrietta Swallow Richards papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00130
Abstract

Ellen Richards was a chemist and professor. She taught analysis of water, sewage, and air, and devised the first water purity tests. Involved in home economics movement, Richards introduced ideas of nutritious lunches in schools and systematic domestic science instruction. Materials include photographs, correspondence, notes and writings.

Dates of Materials: 1882 - 1974

Employment collection

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00456
Abstract Primarily printed materials and books, plus some unpublished writings, correspondence, photographs, and ephemera, pertaining to employment issues and specific occupations of women primarily in the U.S. and England. Topics include affirmative action, sex discrimination, labor organizing, child labor, immigrant workers, women in industry, jury duty, wartime work, Social Security, and protective legislation. Over eighty occupations represented include: law, academics, social work, sciences,...
Dates of Materials: 1817 - 2000; Majority of material found within 1920-1976

Ernestine Gilbreth Carey collection regarding Lillian Moller Gilbreth

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00374
Abstract Biographical collection of Lillian Moller Gilbreth, industrial engineer, assembled by her daughter Ernestine Gilbreth Carey. In addition to industrial engineering, Gilbreth and her husband published and lectured extensively on the subject of motion saving techniques and worker efficiency with respect to both physical ability and psychological variables. Family material reflects the unique Gilbreth method of child-rearing. The bulk of the family correspondence is with Gilbreth's third...
Dates of Materials: 1860 - 2000

Eunice Chace Greene Papers

 Collection
Identifier: CA-MS-00059
Abstract

Instructor of Zoology. Collection contains correspondence, sketches and diagrams for Anatomy of a Rat, a lab book created by Greene.

Dates of Materials: 1935 - 1975

Evelyn Boyd Granville papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00747
Abstract

The collection contains the personal papers of Evelyn Boyd Granville, mathematician, computer scientist, and educator.

Dates of Materials: 1936-2010

Florence Bascom papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00012
Abstract Florence Bascom was a geologist and professor. The papers include biographical information, photographs, scrapbooks, sketchbooks, writings, memorabilia, financial records, and extensive personal and professional correspondence. Correspondents include Elaine Goodale Eastman, Annie Peck, Gifford Pinchot, Isabel Fothergill Smith, M. Carey Thomas, and Charles R. Van Hise. Correspondence from the Goldschmidt family is in German with English translation. Her writings include published and...
Dates of Materials: 1868 - 1982; Majority of material found within 1875-1940

Florence Louise Barrows Papers

 Collection
Identifier: CA-MS-00378
Abstract

Contains photograph albums, a memorabilia book, photographs, newspaper clippings, questionnaires, published articles, and correspondence related to the student and professional life of Florence Louise Barrows, Class of 1911.

Dates of Materials: 1888 - 2006; Majority of material found within 1907 - 2006

Fosdick family papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00305
Abstract The collection contains the personal and professional papers of Florence Whitney Fosdick, Elinor Fosdick Downs, and Dorothy Emerson Fosdick. There is a small amount of genealogical and biographical information concerning a number of other Fosdick family members, notably Harry E. Fosdick. The Elinor F. Downs materials contain materials about her medical and public health career; her 1961 study of Arab refugees; writings and illustrations for scientific and archaeological studies; and...
Dates of Materials: 1890 - 2006

George Morrison Fleck papers

 Collection
Identifier: CA-MS-00390
Abstract

Professor of Chemistry. Collection contains publications, news clippings, manuscripts, faculty report on student occupation of College Hall, research and photographs from the professional and personal life of George Morrison Fleck.

Dates of Materials: 1961 - 1995

Helen Ashurst Choate papers

 Collection
Identifier: CA-MS-00045
Abstract

Helen Ashurst Choate was a professor of botany at Smith College. Her papers contain biographical information, correspondence, clippings, notes, publications and other materials.

Dates of Materials: 1817 - 1997

Mary E. Byrd Papers

 Collection
Identifier: CA-MS-00042
Abstract

Director, Smith College Observatory, Professor, Astronomy. Collection contains biographical materials, correspondence, photographs, and publications.

Dates of Materials: 1887 - 1962

Mary Frances Winston papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00213
Abstract

Professor; teacher of mathematics; and mathematician. Material consists primarily of correspondence from Winston to her family from colleges and universities she attended, describing student life, particularly from the University of Göttingen between 1893 to 1896. Prominent individuals represented in correspondence include Felix Klein, Margaret Eliza Maltby, and Grace Chisholm Young. Photographs are also included.

Dates of Materials: 1889-1987; Majority of material found within 1889-1940

Sally Stewart Ronk papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00278
Abstract Sally Stewart Ronk, a nationally recognized economist, was born in Newtonville, MA, in 1912 and received an A.B. from Smith College in 1934 and an M.B.A.(1946) and Ph.D. (1965) from New York University. Ronk first worked in Washington, D.C. for the FDIC. In 1945 she joined the Banker's Trust Co. and became vice-president in 1967, one of the few women to hold a top post in a major bank. In 1974 she returned to Washington to head the Treasury Department's Office of Debt Analysis, retiring in...
Dates of Materials: 1934 - 1980

Upton family papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00164
Abstract

The Upton Family papers include materials created by Cornelia Babcock Upton and Winslow Upton, and their two daughters, both graduates of Smith College. This collection includes correspondence, diaries, and notes by Cornelia Upton documenting her travels in America, Hawaii, Alaska, Africa, and the Far East. Bacteriologist Margaret Upton and librarian Eleanor Upton's papers include documents of a children's club in Providence, RI, to which they belonged.

Dates of Materials: 1853 - 1971

Willarena Lamar Williams papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00465
Abstract

Teacher, science; Principal. The papers consist of photographs, biographical material, correspondence pertaining to Williams' tenure as principal of Augustus R. Johnson Health Science and Engineering High School, a scrapbook covering Williams' life from elementary school through high school, a college journal (i.e. reflective essays on various topics), and drafts of speeches.

Dates of Materials: 1941-2001; Majority of material found within 1941-2001