Margaret D. Foster (1895-1970)

ID: SIA RU007421 [SIA2010-0474]

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Form/Genre: Black-and-white photographs

Date: 1919

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7421, Image No. SIA2010-0474

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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.)

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7421, Image No. SIA2010-0474

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

Date

1919

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Topic

Women scientists

Form/Genre

Black-and-white photographs

Local number

SIA RU007421 [SIA2010-0474]

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