Dorothy Stimson

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Dorothy Stimson (1890 -1988 ) 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.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Stimson was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and was the grandaughter of a former president of Dartmouth College. She graduated from Vassar College in 1912 with a bachelor's degree. She earned her master's degree in 1913 and a year later obtained her PhD in 1917,[dubious ] from Columbia University.[2] [1] In 1929, Dr. Stimson was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for British History.


Stimson was the dean of women at Goucher College from 1921 until 1955.



  1. ^ a b "Dorothy Stimson, 97, Former Goucher Dean". The New York Times. 1988-09-24. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-07-27. 
  2. ^ "SPECIAL COLLECTIONS AND ARCHIVES, Dorothy Stimson Papers" (PDF). Goucher College. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-02. Retrieved 2011-04-03. 

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