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Marie Curie's Visit to NU in 1921

Marie Curie, Winford Lee Lewis and her daughters in the background, 1921            

Northwestern University Graduation Ceremony in 1921. From left: Winford Lee Lewis (Chemistry Professor), Marie Curie, and Marie's daughters (in the background). Professor Lewis, at the ceremony, presented Curie for her Northwestern honorary degree. 

back of the image, saying who is in the photo

Please see a copy of a letter referencing the one hundred Chicago area women, including Mrs. Marshall Field, who collected $100,000 to purchase one gram of radium Marie Curie needed to continue her experiments. 


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