Marjorie Bell Chambers Papers
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Marjorie Bell Chambers was the first woman president of Colorado Women's College (CWC), but her tenure was the shortest in CWC history. Her administration began on July l, 1976 and she was inaugurated on October 2, 1976, and it ended on February 28, 1978.
Dr. Chambers is the wife of William Hyland Chambers, a physicist in Los Alamos, New Mexico. She was graduated cum laude from Mount Holyoke College. Her master's degree is from Cornell and her Ph.D. (in history and political science) from the University of New Mexico.
Her career has included adjunct professor at the University of New Mexico, project historian for the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, mayor of Los Alamos, NM, president of the American Association of University Women, and visiting professor at Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma. She was a major force in the women's movement in the 1970s.
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