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Smith, Beatrice S. (1913 (date of birth) - 2010 (date of death))



  • Existence: 1913 (date of birth) - 2010 (date of death) - 2010


Beatrice S. (Scheer) Smith was born in New Jersey in 1913. She studied botany, earning a Ph.D. in the subject from the University of Michigan in 1940. She married Lloyd J. Smith, whom she met at the University of Michigan. The couple settled in Minnesota when Lloyd J. Smith was appointed to the faculty of the University of Minnesota.

Beatrice S. Smith mentored women in science, edited science journals, and worked as an independent researcher. Smith was also an expert in Pomona glass, an Art Glass created by Joseph Locke at the New England Glass Company. She received a Richard Award from the Corning Museum of Glass in 2001 to study the chemical composition of Pomona glass and authored many articles and a book on Pomona glass.

Smith died in 2010.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Beatrice S. Smith Research Files on Pomona Glass

Identifier: MS-0211
Scope and Contents This collection consists largely of the correspondence and subject files maintained by Beatrice Scheer Smith as she developed her interest in collecting and studying Pomona glass, an American mold-blown art glass. Smith used these files to write a book, _New England Pomona: Portrait of a Nineteenth-Century Art Glass_, published posthumously in 2018. Researchers will find both original and photocopied material in the files, including everything from copies of lectures and presentations...
Dates: 1950-2012