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Who Was Minna Ernestine Jewell?

Who Was Minna Ernestine Jewell?

University of Illinois alum Minna Ernestine Jewell (1892-1985) was an early twentieth century aquatic ecologist and zoologist who studied midwestern aquatic habitats extensively. Despite her substantial contributions, her work and impact are not widely known.  In honor of Women’s History Month, we invite you to learn about her.

In addition to information about Jewell's life and work, our exhibit includes a freshwater sponge specimen and a microscope on loan from the Illinois Natural History Survey, so you can get a close look at one of Jewell's favorite study organisms. 

(photo: senior photo of Minna Ernestine Jewell from The Pike's Peak Nugget Vol. 15, 1914, contributed to the Internet Archive by Tutt Library at Colorado College)

Wednesday, March 1, 2023 Show more dates
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