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Guide to the Marjorie Greene Foster Papers, 1913-1930 (bulk 1913-1919
Special Collections M0516  
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Marjorie Greene Foster Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1913-1930 (bulk 1913-1919
    Collection number: Special Collections M0516
    Creator: Foster, Marjorie Greene, 1892-1919.
    Extent: .25 linear ft.
    Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

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    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.


    Gift of Gary F. Whiteley, 1989.

    Preferred Citation:

    [Identification of item] Marjorie Greene Foster Papers, M0516, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Biographical Note

    Marjorie Greene Foster earned her bachelor's and master's degrees in Chemistry at Stanford, 1914 and 1915 respectively. While at Stanford she helped found Alchemia, the women's Chemistry honor society, and was elected to the Cap and Gown Society and Sigma Xi. She began her doctoral work at the University of California, Berkeley, in 1916, holding the George Williams Hooper Fellowship at the Hooper Foundation for Medical Research. She died in 1919 from influenza; her doctorate was awarded posthumously.

    Scope and Content

    These papers, dating largely from 1913 to 1919, concern Foster's academic career at Stanford and the University of California and include her master's thesis, reprint of an article, commencement programs, clippings, and photographs. Also included are letters of condolence to her father George H. Foster after her death, 1919, and notice of fellowship award in her honor, 1930.