Florence Louise Schaeffer Papers
Scope and Contents
The collection contains teaching materials, syllabi, and writings created by Schaeffer.
- 1906 - 1973
- Schaeffer, Florence Louise (Person)
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Collection is open for research.
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Biographical or Historical Information
Florence Louise Schaeffer was born in Jersey City, New Jersey on April 13, 1900 to parents John A. and Louise (Bernhardt) Schaeffer. She attended William L. Dickinson High School, from which she graduated in January 1917.
Schaeffer received an A.B. in Mathematics from Barnard College in 1920. She attended Mt. Holyoke College for graduate study and while there worked as an assistant in chemistry, receiving her M.A. in 1922. That same year Schaeffer was hired as an instructor in the Chemistry Department at the North Carolina College for Women (now UNCG). She became Head of the Chemistry Department in 1934, leading the department for the next thirty years.
In her time at UNCG, Schaeffer was instrumental in establishing a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa Scholarship Society at the college. From 1964 until her retirement in 1972, Schaeffer continued to work part-time teaching in the Chemistry Department. She died in 1983.
3.20 Linear Feet (4 boxes)
Language of Materials
Florence Louise Schaeffer joined the Chemistry Department at the Woman's College (now UNCG) in 1922. She became Department Head in 1934 and taught at the College until 1973.
Method of Acquisition
Transferred from the Chemistry Department in February 1990, 2004, and 2010.
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- Chemistry -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- North Carolina -- Greensboro
- North Carolina College for Women -- Faculty
- North Carolina College for Women. Department of Chemistry
- Phi Beta Kappa. Epsilon Chapter of North Carolina (Greensboro, N.C.)
- Schaeffer, Florence Louise
- University of North Carolina at Greensboro -- Faculty
- University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Department of Chemistry
- Woman's College of the University of North Carolina -- Faculty
- Woman's College of the University of North Carolina. Department of Chemistry
- Women deans (Education)
- Florence Louise Schaeffer Papers
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