A team of women is unearthing the forgotten legacy of Harvard’s women ‘computers’

August 1, 2017
A team of women is unearthing the forgotten legacy of Harvard’s women ‘computers’

Hear about an amazing discovery in the Plate Stacks and the Wolbach library spanning more than a century. Items are on display in Wolbach. 

Full Story: https://www.pri.org/stories/2017-07-27/team-women-are-unearthing-forgotten-legacy-harvard-s-women-computers

Boston Globe: http://www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/2017/08/10/women-computers-held-sta...

Image: The display case in Wolbach Library includes pages from a journal kept by Fleming; a portrait of her that librarians chose because she describes buying a hat (but not necessarily the one pictured) in the diary; and one of the recently-discovered logbooks, opened to the page where she noted the Horsehead Nebula for the first time. 

Credit: Courtesy Daina Boquin, Wolbach Library