Digitized materials in this online collection form part of the Dorothy W. Weeks papers (MC-0400) in the MIT Libraries Department of Distinctive Collections. For more information about the materials, please consult the collection finding aid.

Collection scope and contents:
The collection contains biographical information about Dorothy Weeks, the first woman to receive a PhD in mathematics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and helps to illustrate the career paths of women scientists in the 20th century. The collection also includes material about the "Charm School," George Harrison's name for the summer sessions in the late 1940s during which young women worked with him in the spectroscopy lab on compiling wave length tables.
Correspondents in the collection include Margaret Compton, wife of MIT president Karl Compton, and Katharine Dexter McCormick, MIT class of 1904.
Dorothy Weeks’s master and doctoral theses are part of the MIT Libraries/Institute Archives thesis collection.

1940 - 1980

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Materials in this collection may be under copyright. Please consult the collection finding aid or catalog record and the MIT Libraries Permissions Policy for more information.

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Example: Citation for honorary degree from Wilson College, 1984 May. Dorothy W. Weeks papers (MC-0400). Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Libraries. Department of Distinctive Collections.

Repository details:
Part of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Libraries. Department of Distinctive Collections Repository https://libraries.mit.edu/distinctive-collections

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