Calculating Women: Counting Women's Impact in the Exact and Natural Sciences in a Collaborative Project to Digitize Archival Materials from Harvard University, the Maria Mitchell Association, Smith, Mount Holyoke, Wellesley, Vassar, and Bryn Mawr Colleges and Tuskegee University.

Material Description

The collections proposed for digitization include correspondence, speeches, personal diaries, professional papers, calendars, glass plates, photographs, specimens, and log books containing scientific data. The materials document the personal and professional life of women in science covering a wide range of scientific disciplines and a variety of academic institutions where they were employed.

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President and Fellows of Harvard College


Ms. Sarah Thomas
President and Fellows of Harvard College

Ms. Marilyn
Executive Director, Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America

Ms. Ms. Franziska
Malloy-Rabinowitz Preservation Librarian and Associate Librarian for Preservation and Digital Imaging Services

Collaborating Institution(s)

Wellesley College; Maria Mitchell Association; Smith College; Mount Holyoke College; Vassar College; Bryn Mawr College; Tuskegee University

Date Range

1840 - 2000

Geographic Scope

The geographic scope is global and includes material from across the United States - from Alaska to the Colorado Rockies to the Woods Hole Laboratory on the Massachusetts coast. Other material comes from Europe, Africa, and Asia. The earliest are "Lady Huggins" notebooks; the bulk of material dates from 1840-1970.


  • 245 Mixed Archival Collections