Guide to the Marjorie Greene Foster Papers, 1913-1930 (bulk 1913-1919

Department of Special Collections
Green Library
Stanford University Libraries
Stanford, CA 94305-6004
Phone: (650) 725-1022
Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/
© 1999
The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.

Guide to the Marjorie Greene Foster Papers, 1913-1930 (bulk 1913-1919

Collection number: M0516

Department of Special Collections and University Archives

Stanford University Libraries

Stanford, California

Contact Information

  • Department of Special Collections
  • Green Library
  • Stanford University Libraries
  • Stanford, CA 94305-6004
  • Phone: (650) 725-1022
  • Email: speccoll@sulmail.stanford.edu
  • URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/
Processed by:
Patricia White
Date Completed:
1989 Dec.
© 1999 The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.

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

Access Restrictions

None.

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.

Provenance

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.

Container List

Box 1, Folder 1

Chronology

Box 1, Folder 2

Correspondence, postcard from Albrecht, T.S. to M. Foster, April 1913

Box 1, Folder 3

Diploma case (LSJU), program from dinner of the Chemistry Honor Society, 1913

Box 1, Folder 4

Castilleja School teaching contract, 1914

Box 1, Folder 5

Master's thesis, Studies on the Metallic Sulphides, 1915

Box 1, Folder 6

LSJU commencement programs, 1914, 1915

Box 1, Folder 7

Newspaper clippings, c. 1914

Box 1, Folder 8

Reprint, The Effect of Adrenalin and Pituitrin on the Action of the Kidney under Strain, 1918

Box 1, Folder 9

University of California, graduate school registration papers, 1918

Box 1, Folder 10

University of California, Doctoral examination program, 1918-1919;University of California Fellowship Awards program, 1930

Box 1, Folder 11

Correspondence, 1919,condolences upon her death

Box 1, Folder 12

Photographs of the Chemistry departments at Stanford and University of California