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Description: Geologist Florence Bascom (1862-1945) was the first woman to earn a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University (1893) and, in 1894, the first woman elected to the Geological Society of America. She was Professor of Geology at Bryn Mawr College from 1895-1928, and active as a researcher with U.S. Geological Survey from 1896-1936. An authority on the crystalline rocks of the Piedmont, Bascom helped to train the majority of female geologists in the United States during the early 20th century.

Date circa 1900
date QS:P,+1900-00-00T00:00:00Z/9,P1480,Q5727902
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Source Creator/Photographer: Camera Craft Studios, Minneapolis Medium: Black and white photographic print

Persistent URL: http://siarchives.si.edu/collections/siris_arc_290260

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives Collection: Science Service Records, 1902-1965 (Record Unit 7091) - Science Service, now the Society for Science & the Public, was a news organization founded in 1921 to promote the dissemination of scientific and technical information. Although initially intended as a news service, Science Service produced an extensive array of news features, radio programs, motion pictures, phonograph records, and demonstration kits and it also engaged in various educational, translation, and research activities.

Accession number: SIA2007-0184
Author Camera Craft Studios, Minneapolis

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