Margaret D. Foster (1895-1970)

ID: SIA RU007421 [SIA2010-0474]

Creator: Foster, Margaret D (Margaret Dorothy) b. 1895

Form/Genre: Black-and-white photographs

Date: 1919

Citation: RU 7421 - National Museum of Natural History, Dept. of Mineral Sciences, Photograph Collection, c. 1919-1976 and undated, Smithsonian Institution Archives

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Summary

Margaret D. Foster (1895-1970) working in the lab in 1919. Foster was the first woman chemist to work for the United States Geological Survey, starting in 1918, just three days after receiving her A.B. from Illinois College. Foster's studies primarily focused on the analysis of natural waters. Her work on the Manhattan Project resulted in two new quantitative methods of analysis, one for uranium and one for thorium.

Subject

  • Foster, Margaret D (Margaret Dorothy) b. 1895
  • Geological Survey (U.S.)
  • Manhattan Project (U.S.)

Cite as

RU 7421 - National Museum of Natural History, Dept. of Mineral Sciences, Photograph Collection, c. 1919-1976 and undated, Smithsonian Institution Archives

Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520

Date

1919

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All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by the Smithsonian Institution Archives. Contact SIA Reference Staff for further information (email OSIAREF@si.edu)

Topic

Women scientists

Form/Genre

Black-and-white photographs

Local number

SIA RU007421 [SIA2010-0474]