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Hetty Goldman, A.B. 1903
(Greek and English): pioneering archaeologist

Hetty Goldman (1881-1972), an archaeologist, majored in Greek and English at Bryn Mawr. Her first published article brought her the Charles Eliot Norton Fellowship to attend the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, the first such award to a woman.

In the 1920s, she supervised the Colophon site in Ionia for the Fogg Museum: "Villagers in the 50s still remembered with awe the energetic woman who ran the project." She was one of the pioneers in the investigation of pre-Greek and earliest Greek peoples and contined to supervise major excavations until WW II.During the War she went to Princeton, NJ, where she became the first woman professor at the Institute for Advanced Study. In 1966 she received the Gold Medal of the American Institute of Archaeology for Distinguished Archaeological Achievement.

From Bryn Mawr Alumnae Bulletin (Winter 1981), in turn adapted from Barbara Sicherman and Carol Hurd Green (edd.), Notable American Women: The Modern Period (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard Univ. Press, 1980).