Sydney Leonard
Choreographer & Dancer







Huckle Hill Press
Brookline, MA

Contents

Introduction

PART I: HISTORY OF WOMEN AND WORK
Chapter One:† Women Scientists and Artists:
Restrictions and Opportunities in the 20th Century

PART II:† LIVES THROUGH TIME
Chapter Two:† The Formative Years
Chapter Three:† Education and Apprenticeship
Chapter Four:† Achievements Realized

PART III:† COMMON THEMES
Chapter Five:† Passionate Lives
Chapter Six:† Agency and Connection Form a Tapestry
Chapter Seven:† Perseverance Against the Odds

PART IV:† LIVES IN CONTEXT
Chapter Eight:† Lives of Two Artists
Chapter Nine:† Lives of Two Scientists

PART V:† LOOKING AHEAD
Chapter Ten:† Mentoring from Afar:
Learning from Stories of Exemplary Women

Bibliography
Index

NANCY BUCHER, Physician researcher

PHYLLIS CURTIN, Opera soprano, performer and Master Teacher

LUCILE FESSENDEN DANDELET, Photo-journalist and activist

HELEN DAVIES, Microbiology professor and researcher

DORIOT ANTHONY DWYER, Principal flutist for major orchestra

GLADYS FRIEDLER, Pharmacology researcher

LILLI HORNIG, Science educator and advocate for women in science

VILMA HUNT, Professor of Environmental Health

BOJAN HAMLIN JENNINGS, Chemistry professor and researcher

VERA KISTIAKOWSKY, Physics professor and researcher

CAROLYN KIZER, Pulitzer-prize winning poet, teacher

MAXINE KUMIN, Pulitzer-prize winning poet, teacher

SYLVIA OLDEN LEE, Musical coach

SUSAN LEEMAN, Professor, Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics

SYDNEY LEONARD, Choreographer and dancer

ELMA LEWIS, Founder, School of Fine Arts, Natíl Center of Afro- American Artists

LOUISA MATTHIASDOTTIR, Painter

MAUD MORGAN, artist

OLIVE PIERCE, Documentary photographer and social activist

MARIANNA PINEDA, Sculptor

CECILY SELBY, Science educator

MARTHA THOMAS, Chemist

ANNAMARIA TORRIANI-GORINI, Biologist

JUNE WAYNE, Painter and graphic artist

ROSALYN YALOW, Medical physicist