Title and Description Page
Childhood and Pre-College Education 1
Growing up in Haverhill, Massachusetts, in a settled family situation. Interests largely non-scientific.
Undergraduate Education and Master's Studies 9
Attends Mount Holyoke College and early comes under the influence of chemistry teachers there. Majors in chemistry and accepts a teaching assistantship to complete M.A. degree.
Ph.D. and Postdoctorial Studies 12
Studies at Yale University under Treat B. Johnson. Discusses other faculty and colleagues at Yale.
Academic Career at the University of Delaware 13
Search for an academic post; early days at the Women's College, University of Delaware and merging with the Men's College. Sabbatical year in Scotland with George Barger. Start of independent research career and move into polymer chemistry. Initiation of courses in polymer chemistry at University of Delaware.
Retirement Activities, Personal Reflections on Career 29
Ornithology. Interaction with graduate students. Teaching Awards.