Adele Hast

Adele Hast is Scholar in Residence at The Newberry Library in Chicago. In 2003 the Jewish Women’s Archive awarded her a “Jewish Women Making Community” research fellowship. She is editor (with Rima Schultz) of Women Building Chicago 1790–1990: A Biographical Dictionary. She is also author of Chicago Jewish History Index 1977–2002 and Loyalism in Revolutionary Virginia: The Norfolk Area and the Eastern Shore. Hast received a B.A. from Brooklyn College and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in history from the University of Iowa. She co-curated exhibitions on Chicago Jewish history: The Chicago Jewish Historical Society 1977–2002: Preserving Jewish History and Our Second Home: A History of Landsmanshaften in Chicago. She has received research grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Council of Learned Societies.

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Libbie Henrietta Hyman

In 1960, zoologist Libbie Hyman explained her work: “I like invertebrates. I don’t mean worms particularly, although a worm can be almost anything, including the larva of a beautiful butterfly. But I do like the soft delicate ones, the jellyfishes and corals and the beautiful microscopic organisms.” Hyman transformed her love of the soft creatures to writings that brought her international recognition as an expert on invertebrates and as the world authority on flatworms.

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