Women Scientists in America: Struggles and Strategies to 1940

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Discussion of all facets of lives, education, and careers of female scientists. Includes information on Mary Jane Rathbun, Matilda Coxe Stevenson, Anna Comstock, Katherine J. Bush, Erminnie Smith, Florence Bascom, Jewell Glass, Eleanora Bliss Knopf, and Julia Gardner. Includes interesting section on women in the employ of the Federal Government.


  • Comstock, Anna Botsford
  • Rathbun, Mary Jane 1860-1943
  • Stevenson, Matilda Coxe 1850-1915
  • Bush, Katherine J
  • Smith, Erminnie
  • Bascom, Florence
  • Glass, Jewel
  • Knopf, Eleanora Bliss
  • Gardner, Julia
  • United States Fish Commission
  • United States National Museum
  • United States Geological Survey (USGS)
  • Harvard College Observatory
  • Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology


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