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Florence Bascom (1862-1945)

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Florence Bascom (1862-1945)
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Geologist Florence Bascom (1862-1945) was the first woman to earn a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University (1893) and, in 1894, the first woman elected to the Geological Society of America. She was Professor of Geology at Bryn Mawr College from 1895-1928, and active as a researcher with U.S. Geological Survey from 1896-1936. An authority on the crystalline rocks of the Piedmont, Bascom helped to train the majority of female geologists in the United States during the early 20th century.
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Acc. 90-105 - Science Service, Records, 1920s-1970s, Smithsonian Institution Archives
Women scientists, Women geologists, Geology
Bascom, F (Florence) 1862-1945, Johns Hopkins University, Bryn Mawr College, Rocks, Crystalline, Geological Society of America, Geological Survey (U.S.)
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SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2007-0184]
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Florence Bascom (1862-1945), Smithsonian Institution Archives, SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2007-0184].

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