Maud Slye (1879-1954)

ID: SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2009-3423]

Creator:

Form/Genre: Black-and-white photographs

Date:

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

Download IIIF Manifest Request permissions Download image Print

Narrow Your Results

Reset

Filter Your Results

Smithsonian Secretaries Information

Close Browse records and papers of the Smithsonian Secretaries, from 1846 until today. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by individuals who have held that office.

Expeditions Information

Close Browse records and papers documenting scientific and collecting expeditions either affiliated with the Smithsonian, or with which Smithsonian researchers participated. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by geographic regions predominantly represented in expedition records.

Professional Societies Information

Close Browse records of professional societies closely associated with the Smithsonian, that focus on areas of scientific research and museum studies. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by major topics and disciplines.
 

Summary

Maud Slye (1879-1954) was a pathologist and noted cancer researcher at the University of Chicago. A descendant of John Alden of the Plymouth Colony, Slye had attended the University of Chicago in 1896 with little money but, as her New York Times obituary wrote, "with the urge to become a scientist." She eventually earned a degree from Brown University, taught school for a while, and then returned to Chicago for graduate work, beginning a research and teaching career at the university that ended with her retirement in 1944. Well-known for arguing in 1926 that "heredity of cancer and non-cancer uniformly follows a perfect Mendelian pattern" ("Cancer Hereditary, Chicago Woman Shows," Science News-Letter, March 20, 1926), Slye was a tireless researcher and a prolific poet. Two volumes of her verses appeared during the 1930s, including the 450-page Songs and Solaces.

Subject

  • Slye, Maud 1879-1954
  • University of Chicago
  • Brown 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

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

  • Pathology
  • Women scientists
  • Diseases
  • Cancer--Research

Form/Genre

Black-and-white photographs

Local number

SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2009-3423]