Dorothy Stimson (born 1890 in St. Louis, Missouri – September 1988 in Owls Head, Maine) was an American historian of science. She served as Dean of Goucher College from 1921-1947 and was a professor of history at Goucher from 1921-1955. Stimson served as the president of the History of Science Society during 1953-1957. Her research interest included the reception of the Copernican theory. She also edited a collection of papers by George Sarton, considered to be the founder of the discipline of history of science.
Early life and education
Stimson graduated from Vassar College in 1912 with a bachelor's degree. She earned her master's degree a year later and then obtained a PhD in 1917, both from Columbia University. In 1929, Dr. Stimson was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for British History.
- 'The gradual acceptance of the Copernican theory of the universe', 1917 at Commons.
- nytimes.com, September 24, 1988: Dorothy Stimson, 97, Former Goucher Dean
- "SPECIAL COLLECTIONS AND ARCHIVES, Dorothy Stimson Papers". Goucher College. Retrieved 2011-04-03.