Flexner was director of the Rockefeller Institute from 1901 to 1935. This note illustrates the down-side of being a well-known
woman scientist, as Sabin complains to Flexner that an alumnae group wants to make a movie of her in her laboratory.
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1928-05-31 (May 31, 1928)
Sabin, Florence R.
Original Repository: American Philosophical Society. Library. Florence R. Sabin Papers
Reproduced with permission of Geraldine F. Swan.
At the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research, 1925-1938
Flexner, Simon, Folder #3
May 31, 1928
My dear Dr. Flexner,
The Barnard Alumnae are getting up a movie to show the progress of the work of women to be used for the drive for the seven
women's colleges and have asked me to represent women in science. I have refused and refused and now they have urged it
so strongly that I have agreed to ask you about it. They want to take a picture of my laboratory and it is now so late that
it would have to be taken to-morrow, Friday. I have assured them that there is very little chance of your being willing to
have a movie camera brought into the building.