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Guernsey, Janet Brown, 1913-
Oral history interview with Janet Brown Guernsey, 1977 June 29.
Early life and family background in Pittsburgh; elementary and secondary education at Germantown Friends School. Decision to attend Wellesley College as physics major. Discussion of college, 1931-1935; subsequent marriage. Return to Wellesley as instructor, 1942-1945. After WWII stayed on at Wellesley while attending graduate program at Harvard, 1945-1948. Work toward Ph.D. at MIT, 1948-1955. Role of home life, husband, her five children. Evaluation of Wellesley, personal research. History of American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT), role as officer and president, 1973-1977. Reflections on physics teaching and women in physics. Also prominently mentioned are: Bennett, Niels Henrik David Bohr, Clarence M. Brown, Clark Goodman, William Guernsey, Ted Hunt, Allen King, Louise McDowell, Helen Russell, Al Wattenberg; Baldwin School, Eastern Association of Physics Teachers, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology Rockefeller Generator.
Bohr, Niels, 1885-1962
Wattenberg, Albert, 1917-
Guernsey, Janet Brown, 1913-
American Association of Physics Teachers.
Eastern Association of Physics Teachers.
Harvard University.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Rockefeller Generator.
Wellesley College.
Physics -- Societies, etc.
Physics -- Study and teaching.
Physics teachers.
Societies -- History, organization, etc.
Women in science.
Women physicists.
Oral histories. aat
Interviews. aat
Sound recordings. aat
Transcripts. aat
Brown, Clarence M.
Goodman, Clark Drouillard.
Guernsey, William.
Hunt, Ted.
King, Allen L.
McDowell, Louise S.
Russell, Helen.
Baldwin School.
Germantown Friends School.
Sopka, Katherine Russell interviewer.
AIP-ICOS
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA
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