Allen, Mildred, 1894-1990

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Dates:
Birth 1894-03-25
Death 1990-11-04

Biographical notes:

Mildred Allen was born on March 25, 1894 in Sharon, Massachusetts to C. Frank and Caroline Hadley Allen. She received a Bachelor of Arts from Vassar College in 1916, a Master of Arts in 1918 and a Ph.D. in 1922 from Clark University. She taught for brief periods at Mount Hoyoke, Wellesley, and Oberlin before she became chairman of the Physics Department of Mount Hoyoke from 1946-1952. After her retirement in 1959, Allen continued to teach at other institutions, and continued her research in collaboration with Erwin J. Saxl. Mildred Allen died on November 4, 1990 in Holyoke, Massachusetts.

From the guide to the Mildred Allen papers MS 0502., 1865-[ongoing], (Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections)

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Subjects:

  • Railroad engineers--Massachusetts--Biography
  • Women scientists--United States--Biography
  • Women college teachers--Massachusetts--Biography
  • Influenza epidemic - 1918
  • Voyages and travels
  • Women in science
  • Mount Holyoke College--Student papers - 1937-1956
  • Graduate students--Massachusetts
  • College teachers--Massachusetts--Biography
  • Physicists--United States--Biography
  • Astronomy
  • Mount Holyoke College--Hurricanes
  • Mount Holyoke College--History - 1918-1959
  • Family--United States--History--Sources
  • Torsion pendulum
  • Books and reading
  • Women--Employment--United States--History--Sources
  • Women college students--New York (State) - Correspondence
  • Women physicists
  • College students--New York (State) - Correspondence
  • Solar eclipses
  • Oral History
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Women--United States--Social conditions--Sources
  • Women--Health and hygiene--United States--History--Sources
  • Music--Instruction and study--Massachusetts
  • World War, 1939-1945

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  • Boston (Mass.) - Description and travel. (as recorded)
  • New Mexico - Description and travel. (as recorded)
  • Europe - Description and travel. (as recorded)