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Guide to the Nettie Maria Stevens Papers
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  • Biographical/Historical note
  • Scope and Contents note
  • Access Terms

  • Overview

    Call Number: SCM0141
    Creator: Stanford Historical Society.
    Title: Nettie Maria Stevens papers
    Dates: 1902-1993
    Physical Description: 0.06 Linear feet (3 folders)
    Language(s): The materials are in English.
    Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Green Library
    557 Escondido Mall
    Stanford, CA 94305-6064
    Email: specialcollections@stanford.edu
    Phone: (650) 725-1022
    URL: http://library.stanford.edu/spc

    Biographical/Historical note

    Stevens earned her a.b. and M.A. in physiology at Stanford University, 1899 and 1900. She entered Bryn Mawr as a graduate scholar in biology in 1900, pursued studies in Naples and Wurzburg during 1901-1902, and received her Ph.D. in June 1903. She remained affiliated with Bryn Mawr, doing research on the chromosomal determination of sex and other topics. She died in May 1912.

    Scope and Contents note

    These materials were collected as preliminary research for an article on Stevens to be published in SANDSTONE AND TILE, the quarterly publication of the Stanford Historical Society. Included are correspondence of Stephen G. Brush, Clifford J. Choquette, and other researchers, 1977 and 1993; copy prints of photographs of Stevens, schools she attended, her tombstone, and other images; biographical articles, her obituary, and other publications about Stevens. Also includes eight slides by Choquette of photographs of Stevens, her sister Emma, their home in Mountain View, California, and other images.

    Access Terms

    Brush, Stephen G.
    Choquette, Clifford J.
    Stanford University -- General subdivision--Students.;
    Stevens, N. M., (Nettie Maria), 1861-1912.
    Women scientists.