Florence Bascom (1862-1945)

ID: SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2007-0184]

Creator: Camera Craft Studios (Minneapolis)

Form/Genre: Black-and-white photographs

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Citation: Acc. 90-105 - Science Service, Records, 1920s-1970s, Smithsonian Institution Archives

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Summary

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.

Creator

Camera Craft Studios (Minneapolis)

Subject

  • 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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Acc. 90-105 - Science Service, Records, 1920s-1970s, Smithsonian Institution Archives

Topic

  • Women geologists
  • Women scientists
  • Geology
  • Women scientists
  • Women geologists
  • Geology

Form/Genre

Black-and-white photographs

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SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2007-0184]

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