Alice Crowell Dean, age 35, enters the Rice Institute as a sophomore. She majors in math. In 1914, even before graduating, she becomes the Institute's Acting Librarian, a position she holds for 30 years. Miss Dean oversees the growth of the collection from 200 to 200,000 volumes. She teaches Math 100, but, because she is a woman, she is called a "fellow in mathematics." In 1946, just as she prepares to retire, she is given the titles of Librarian and Assistant Professor in Mathematics.


Alice Crowell Dean, 1929
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