Libbie Henrietta Hyman (1888-1969)

ID: SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-4247]

Creator: Hyman, Libbie Henrietta 1888-1969

Form/Genre: Black-and-White Prints

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

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Summary

Libbie Henrietta Hyman (1888-1969) graduated from the University of Chicago in 1910 and earned a Ph.D. degree from Chicago in 1915. She stayed at the university with an appointment as a research assistant until 1931 because, despite her pioneering work on classification of invertebrates and her publication volume (six major books and over 100 articles), other universities would not hire her because she was Jewish. In 1937 she was appointed as a research associate at the American Museum of Natural History. This photograph was distributed in 1941 with a press release by her alma mater. By then, her five-volume work on invertebrate zoology was considered the classic reference on the topic.

Subject

  • Hyman, Libbie Henrietta 1888-1969
  • University of Chicago
  • American Museum of Natural History

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

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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

  • Zoology
  • Women scientists
  • Invertebrates

Form/Genre

Black-and-White Prints

Local number

SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-4247]