Society of Woman Geographers

The Society of Woman Geographers was established in 1925 at a time when women were excluded from membership in most professional organizations. Among its ten founders were Harriet Chalmers Adams, Marguerite Harrison, Blair Niles, Gertrude Shelby, and Gertrude Emerson Sen. The society presently has approximately 500 members. Groups are located in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Florida.

Adams was made the society's first president in December 1925, a post which she held until 1933. In 1930, the society presented its first medal to Amelia Earhart.

Further reading

  • Women of the Four Winds, The Adventures of Four of America's First Women Explorers, by Elizabeth Fagg Olds, Houghton Mifflin, 1985

External links

Sources

  • Anema, Durlynn. Harriet Chalmers Adams: Adventurer and Explorer. Aurora, Colorado: National Writers Press, 2004.
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Harriet Chalmers Adams (October 22 1875–July 17 1937) was an American explorer, writer and photographer. She travelled extensively in South America, Asia and the South Pacific in the early 20th century, and published accounts of her journeys in the
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Marguerite Elton Baker Harrison (1879-1967) was a reporter, spy, film maker, and translator who was one of the four founding members of the Society of Woman Geographers.
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Blair Niles (1880 - 1959) was an American novelist and travel writer. She was a founding member of the Society of Woman Geographers.

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The first wife of oceanographer William Beebe, Niles also wrote under the name of Mary Blair Beebe.
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Gertrude Emerson Sen was an early 20th-century expert on Asia and a founding member of the Society of Woman Geographers.

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Amelia Mary Earhart (24 July 1897 – missing 2 July 1937, declared deceased 5 January 1939) was a noted American aviation pioneer, author and women's rights advocate.[1][2] Earhart was the first woman to receive the Distinguished Flying Cross,
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