Category: 1901-1950

Hamerstrom, Frances

Frances Hamerstrom

Frances Hamerstrom, an ornithologist who helped save the prairie chicken population in Wisconsin, was the first woman in the U.S. to earn a master’s degree in wildlife management.

White, Helen C.

Helen C. White

Helen C. White was the first woman to hold a full professorship in the College of Letters and Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Newcomb, Kate

Kate Newcomb

Dr. Kate Pelham Newcomb, also known as the "Angel on Snowshoes," was a popular physician in Northern Wisconsin who provided health care where few medical services were available.

Gale, Zona

Zona Gale

In 1921, American author and playwright Zona Gale became the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, for the play MISS LULU BETT.