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Elda and Leva Walker Portrait

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Title

Elda and Leva Walker Portrait

Description

This is a portrait of Leva (left) and Elda (right) Walker. They are wearing their graduation robes at Pacific University in the year 1900. Born in 1877 and 1878, they were most likely the first women from Forest Grove to earn a doctoral degree, Elda from the University of Nebraska and Leva from Cornell University. Both Doctorates were in Biology. The sisters taught together at the University of Nebraska and lived together until their deaths in 1970 and 1971.

Creator

Pacific University

Date

1900

Identifier

PUApic_008895

Rights

In Copyright

Citation

Pacific University, “Elda and Leva Walker Portrait,” Pacific University Archives Exhibits, accessed September 19, 2017, http://exhibits.lib.pacificu.edu/items/show/7621.