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Cornelia Maria Clapp (1849-1934)

Cornelia Maria Clapp (1849-1934)
Clapp, Cornelia M
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Clapp was a noted biology professor at Mount Holyoke College. She earned both the first (Syracuse, 1889) and second (Chicago, 1896) biology doctorates awarded to women in the United States. She began research at Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory from the time of its establishment in 1888; and later served as lecturer and librarian, and was elected a trustee in 1910.
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Acc. 90-105 - Science Service, Records, 1920s-1970s, Smithsonian Institution Archives
Women scientists, Ichthyology, Biology
Clapp, Cornelia M (Cornelia Maria) 1849-1935, Marine Biological Laboratory (Woods Hole, Mass.), University of Chicago, Mount Holyoke College, Syracuse University
Black-and-white photographs
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SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-0112]
Full Record:!siarchives&uri=full=3100001~!290639~!0#focus
Cornelia Maria Clapp (1849-1934), Smithsonian Institution Archives, SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-0112].

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