Mary Alice McWhinnie (1922-1980)

ID: SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-5739]

Creator: McWhinnie, Mary A

Form/Genre: Black-and-White Prints

Date: 1962

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

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Summary

Mary Alice McWhinnie (1922-1980) was a professor of biology at DePaul University and a world-renowned authority on krill when she began working on research ships off-shore in 1962, when this photograph was taken. The National Science Foundation eventually allowed her to winter over at McMurdo Station and in 1974, she became the first American woman to serve as chief scientist at an Antarctic research station.

Subject

  • McWhinnie, Mary A
  • DePaul University

Cite as

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

Repository Loc.

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

Date

1962

Restrictions & Rights

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

  • Biology
  • Scientific expeditions

Place

Antarctica

Form/Genre

Black-and-White Prints

Local number

SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-5739]