Florence E. Meier Chase

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In her office at the Smithsonian Institution Building, the "Castle," Florence E. Meier Chase (1902-1978) is seated in a chair with her hands atop the desk. A microscope is on the desk. Chase was a botanist with the Radiation Biology Laboratory, part of the Smithsonian's Astrophysical Observatory. Dr. Chase received her B.A. from Wellesley College and her Ph.D. from the University of Geneva in Switzerland.


  • Chase, Florence Meier
  • Radiation Biology Laboratory
  • Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)


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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7433, Box 3, Folder Tolman Scrapbook A-N

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu


c. 1935

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  • Radiobiology
  • Scientific apparatus and instruments
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Botany
  • Employees
  • Microscopes
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees
  • Botanists


  • Photographic print
  • Person, candid

ID Number

SIA2011-0098 and original Neg. #32399-4

Physical description

Number of Images: 1; Color: Sepia; Size: 2.20w x 2.50h; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Photographic print

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