The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
Women in chemistry oral history project
Repository: Iowa State University. Archives of Women in Science and Engineering
Collection Description (CRHP): Four interviews focus on the experiences of African American women chemists. See interview with Dr. Jeanette Brown, as well as those with Allison Aldrich of Abbott Laboratories, Ella Davis of Pfizer, Denise Barnes of OFS and Lucent Technologies, and Reatha Clark King of Metropolitan University (interviewed by Dr. Jeanette Brown for the Chemical Heritage Foundation).
They discuss African Americans in chemistry and the sciences, work recruiting and mentoring black students in science, discrimination in public accommodations, race-related issues in their grade school educations (in New York; rural Georgia; New Orleans; Philadelphia); and graduate education at the University of Chicago, Vassar, and Drexel University.
Collection Description (Extant): In 2001, the Archives of Women in Science and Engineering (WISE Archives) received a $25,000 grant from the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation to begin conducting an oral history project focusing on women in chemistry and chemical engineering.
Approximately 56 interviews have been completed with the funding provided by the Dreyfus Foundation and other private donors, and the WISE Archives is in the process of making the interviews available in a variety of formats, via transcripts and digitized audio.
Access Copy Note: The WISE archives holds the original tape of the interview with Jeanette Brown, and transcripts of the interviews conducted by Jeanette Brown.
Collection URL: http://www.lib.iastate.edu/spcl/wise/Dreyfus/dreyfus.html
Digital Status: No
Existing IDs: MS-650
Extent: 1 tape; transcripts
Interviewees: Jeanette Brown, Allison Aldrich, Ella Davis, Denise Barnes, Reatha Clark King
Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights
African American scientists
African American women
Discrimination in higher education
Discrimination in public accommodations
Segregation in education
Segregation in education--Georgia