Katherine Chamberlain Papers

Accession Number: 
WSP002137
Extent: 
1 MB
Date: 
1903-2005

Katherine McFarlane Chamberlain, professor of physics in the College of Liberal Arts, was born June 28, 1892 in Saginaw, Michigan. She earned a B.A. (1914), an M.A. (1919), and a Sc.D. (1925) from the University of Michigan. Chamberlain began as an instructor at the College of the City of Detroit in 1924 and was appointed full professor at Wayne State University in 1945. She was the author of, First College Course in Photography, Introduction to the Science of Photography and Darkroom Handbook. Her areas of research were optics and atomic power. Chamberlain served on the National Advisory Committee of the Phoenix Project, and the Atomic Energy Research Center of the University of Michigan. She retired from the University in 1960. Katherine Chamberlain died on January 9, 1977 in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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