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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
Brown, Clarence M.
Goodman, Clark Drouillard
Guernsey, Janet Brown, 1913-
Guernsey, William
Hunt, Ted.
King, Allen L.
McDowell, Louise S.
Russell, Helen
Wattenberg, Albert, 1917-
American Association of Physics Teachers.
Baldwin School
Eastern Association of Physics Teachers.
Germantown Friends School
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 lcgft
Transcripts. aat
Sopka, Katherine Russell interviewer.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA