Correspondence, promotional materials and newspaper/article clippings relating to the tercentenary celebration of the birth of Elena Piscopia (1646-1684), first woman to receive a PhD in 1678.
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Elena Cornaro Piscopia (also known in English as Helen Cornaro), was a Venetian philosopher of noble descent who, in 1678, became one of the first women to receive an academic degree from a university, and the first to receive a PhD. Pisocopia was born June 5, 1646, at the Palazzo Loredan, Venice; and died July 26, 1684, in Padua, at age 38.
Further biographical details available from the Encyclopedia Britannica (URL: https://www.britannica.com/biography/Elena-Cornaro).
0.84 Linear Feet (2 Hollinger document cases.)
Gift of Gabrielle E. Forbush, January 1979.
Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository