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Carol Pletcher Collection on the U.S. Women Scientists China Study Tour
MSS 0781  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Scope and Contents of Collection
  • Preferred Citation
  • Publication Rights
  • Historical Background

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Carol Pletcher Collection on the U.S. Women Scientists China Study Tour
    Identifier/Call Number: MSS 0781
    Contributing Institution: Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego
    9500 Gilman Drive
    La Jolla, California, 92093-0175
    Languages: English
    Physical Description: 0.4 Linear feet (1 archives box)
    Date: 1981
    Abstract: Papers and photographs documenting Carol Pletcher's trip with the U.S. Women Scientists China Study Tour in 1981, including her travel journal.
    Creator: Pletcher, Carol

    Scope and Contents of Collection

    Papers and photographs documenting Carol Pletcher's trip with the U.S. Women Scientists China Study Tour in 1981, including her travel journal.

    Preferred Citation

    Carol Pletcher Collection on the U.S. Women Scientists China Study Tour, MSS 781. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego.

    Publication Rights

    Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.

    Historical Background

    Carol Pletcher received her Ph.D. in biochemistry from the College of Biological Sciences at the University of Minnesota (1979). She joined Cargill in 1983 as a senior scientist on the central research staff, and became Cargill's Innovation Officer. Pletcher is president of Pletcher Consulting.
    In 1981, Pletcher was one of 16 female American scientists invited to visit China under the auspices of the All-China Women's Federation. The tour group met with professional Chinese women, were introduced to officials of the People's Republic who formulated science and technology policy, and travelled to Shanghai, Wuxi, Nanjing, Sian, and Beijing.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    China -- Description and travel
    Women scientists -- China
    Women scientists -- United States
    Women travelers -- China