Organization: Lloyd Library & Museum
2020 Curtis Gates Lloyd Fellow, Elissa Yancey describes her research mapping the inner and outer narratives of E. Lucy and Annette Braun as they paved a groundbreaking trail across the American West. These two single sisters and renowned scientists traveled tens of thousands of miles in the early 20th century documenting flora and insects. Their work remains of great value to researchers today chronicling the impact of human population and climate change. By tracing the Braun sisters’ correspondences with their student, house sitter and amateur botanist, Elizabeth Brockschlager, Yancy will compare their scientific and public writings to create a more complete picture of the lives as female scientists.
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