Guide to the Nettie Maria Stevens Papers SCM0141

Finding aid prepared by Daniel Hartwig
Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives
Stanford University Libraries.
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford, California, 94305
Repository email:
May 2011

Title: Nettie Maria Stevens papers
Identifier/Call Number: SCM0141
Contributing Institution: Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 3.0 folder(s)
Date (inclusive): 1902-1993
creator: Stanford Historical Society.

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.

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.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

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

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