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An evening with Maria Mitchell

Author: Maggie Conroy; Nantucket Atheneum.
Publisher: 2007.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English
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Ms Maggie Conroy appears as Maria Mitchell, the Atheneum's first librarian in 1836 who then went on to become the first woman to be inducted into the American Academy of Science and a professor at Vassar College. Conroy wrote the presentation after researching Mitchell's diaries. The performance covers the years that Mitchell worked at the library, discovered a new comet from her Nantucket rooftop, helped fight the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: DVD-Video discs
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Named Person: Maria Mitchell
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Maggie Conroy; Nantucket Atheneum.
OCLC Number: 190888626
Notes: Presented June 27, 2007 at the Nantucket Atheneum, The Great Hall.
Description: 1 videodisc (60 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Responsibility: a reading by Maggie Conroy.

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Ms Maggie Conroy appears as Maria Mitchell, the Atheneum's first librarian in 1836 who then went on to become the first woman to be inducted into the American Academy of Science and a professor at Vassar College. Conroy wrote the presentation after researching Mitchell's diaries. The performance covers the years that Mitchell worked at the library, discovered a new comet from her Nantucket rooftop, helped fight the Great Fire of 1846 and traveled in Europe with Nathanial Hawthorne and his family.

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