Allen, Mildred, 1894-1990

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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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creatorOf Mildred Allen papers MS 0502., 1865-[ongoing] Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections
creatorOf Allen, Mildred, 1894-1990. Oral history interview with Mildred Allen, 1979 June 18. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Musical Acoustics Research Library (MARL), 1956-2007 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
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associatedWith Allen, Caroline H. (Caroline Hadley), 1861-1948 person
associatedWith Allen, C. Frank (Calvin Francis), 1851-1948 person
associatedWith American Physical Society. corporateBody
associatedWith Anderson, Margaret Allen, b. 1895 person
associatedWith Backus, John, 1911-1988 person
associatedWith Bartol Research Foundation. corporateBody
associatedWith Benade, Arthur H. person
associatedWith Bridgman, P. W. (Percy Williams), 1882-1961. person
associatedWith Catgut Acoustical Society. corporateBody
associatedWith Clark University (Worcester, Mass.) corporateBody
associatedWith Clark University (Worcester, Mass.) - Students. corporateBody
associatedWith Coltman, John Wesley, 1915- person
associatedWith Gale, Henry Gordon, 1874-1942. person
associatedWith Hadley, Hiram, 1833-1922 person
associatedWith Hall, G. Stanley (Granville Stanley), 1844-1924. person
associatedWith Ham, Roswell Gray, 1891- person
associatedWith Harvard University. corporateBody
associatedWith Harvard University. Faculty Club. corporateBody
associatedWith Hutchins, Carleen Maley person
associatedWith Laird, Elizabeth R. (Elizabeth Rebecca), 1874-1969 person
associatedWith Massachusetts Institute of Technology. corporateBody
associatedWith Mount Holyoke College. corporateBody
associatedWith Mount Holyoke College - Faculty. corporateBody
associatedWith Mount Holyoke College. - Physics Dept. corporateBody
associatedWith National Education Association of the United States. corporateBody
associatedWith New England Conservatory of Music - Students. corporateBody
associatedWith New Mexico State University. corporateBody
associatedWith Oberlin College. corporateBody
associatedWith Rusk, Rogers D., 1892- person
associatedWith Saunders, Frederick A. (Frederick Albert), 1875-1963 person
associatedWith Saxl, Erwin J., 1904-1981 person
associatedWith Sopka, Katherine Russell, person
associatedWith Swann, W. F. G. (William Francis Gray), 1884-1962 person
associatedWith Swarthmore College. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Chicago. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Michigan. Summer Symposium in Theoretical Physics. corporateBody
associatedWith Vassar College. corporateBody
associatedWith Vassar College - Students. corporateBody
associatedWith Webster, Arthur Gordon, 1863-1923 person
associatedWith Wellesley College. corporateBody
associatedWith Yale University. corporateBody
associatedWith Yale University - Students. corporateBody
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Railroad engineers--Massachusetts--Biography
Women scientists--United States--Biography
Women college teachers--Massachusetts--Biography
Influenza epidemic - 1918
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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
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Women--Employment--United States--History--Sources
Women college students--New York (State) - Correspondence
Women physicists
College students--New York (State) - Correspondence
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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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Birth 1894-03-25

Death 1990-11-04

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