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On Her Own TermsAnnie Montague Alexander and the Rise of Science in the American West$
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Barbara Stein

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780520227262

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520227262.001.0001

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Investing in the Future

Investing in the Future

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(p.299) 28 Investing in the Future
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On Her Own Terms
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Barbara R. Stein

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520227262.003.0028

This chapter discusses the investments Alexander made in the form of her patronage of graduate student research. She not only established a two-year research assistantship, but also contributed and committed herself to the graduate program in paleontology. Alexander used her field experience to recommend collecting sites to students, and funded several research projects and trips. Mary Erickson and Barbara Blanchard, the first two women who were finally accepted onto the program of the Museum of Vertebrae Zoology, are introduced. The chapter ends with an account of an expedition Alexander took with Joseph Grinnell's widow, Hilda, as well as a list of her final gifts to the museum.

Keywords:   investments, graduate student research, research assistantship, graduate program, paleontology, Mary Erickson, Barbara Blanchard

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