Richards, Ellen H. (Ellen Henrietta), 1842-1911
- Existence: 1842-12-03 - 1911-10-30
Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
Collection — Multiple Containers
Abstract Ellen Henrietta Swallow Richards, 1842-1911, attended Vassar College, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in 1870. Subsequently she applied for admission to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and in January 1871 became the first female student to attend, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in 1873 in chemistry. Also in 1873, she earned the degree of Master of Arts from Vassar College. In 1910, Smith College conferred the honorary degree Doctor of Science on Ellen Swallow...
Dates: 1873 - 1945
Collection — Box: 1
Abstract Ellen Swallow Richards, the first woman awarded a degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), with the generous cooperation of the Women's Education Association of Boston which purchased microscopes and other apparatus, worked to establish a laboratory for women to study chemical analysis, mineralogy, and chemistry in space provided by MIT. According to the October 1876 announcement, "The courses are intended for such as may be able to devote their whole time to the work, as...
Dates: 1867 - 1922; Majority of material found within 1873 - 1883
Collection — Box: 1
Scope and Contents of the Collection This collection documents the personal and professional activities of Ethel Fifield Brooks (née Ethel Frances Fifield), an alumna of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). A class photograph documents her time at MIT. From 1900 to 1902, she was a lecturer at the Boston School of Housekeeping. Course catalogues, newspaper clippings, and a photograph document her work for the school. Correspondence in the collection includes letters received or kept by Brooks and largely concern home...
Dates: approximately 1896 to 1937
Collection — Box: D
Scope and Contents of the Collection The collection consists of a transcript of an interview by Ellen S. Richards with Margaret Stinson concerning Stinson's administration of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) inorganic chemistry laboratory from the opening of the Institute in February 1865 to 1911. Also includes her general reminiscences about MIT faculty, students, and staff, particularly those associated with the MIT course in chemistry.
Abstract This collection contains the personal correspondence of William Barton Rogers, the founder of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Family and professional correspondence, notes, articles, lectures, clippings, and drafts of articles on scientific topics, documents relating his philosophy on science and technology education, and many antecedent documents relating to the establishment and early years of MIT are included. An important part of the collection is drafts of...
Dates: 1804 - 1950; Majority of material found within 1834 - 1882