An Unusual Collaboration

Barbara R. Stein

in On Her Own Terms

Published by University of California Press

Published in print October 2001 | ISBN: 9780520227262
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520926387 | DOI:
An Unusual Collaboration

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This chapter examines the unusual collaboration that existed between Alexander and Grinnell. Despite being one of the leading evolutionary biologists of his day, Grinnell's deference towards Alexander is considered extraordinary. However, it was his willingness to take direction from Alexander that was a key factor in the success of their project. The obvious respect they had for each other, coupled with their commitment to a shared vision, were also key to overcoming the difficulties that arose as the museum developed and its reputation grew. Aside from focusing on the close relationship these two shared, the chapter reviews Alexander's insecurities and some of her published works.

Keywords: collaboration; Joseph Grinnell; Annie Montague Alexander; insecurities; published works

Chapter.  3847 words. 

Subjects: History of Science and Technology

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