Jane Claire Dirks's Doctorate of Philosophy Degree
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
This diploma from the University of Illinois awards the Doctor of Philosophy degree to Jane Claire DIrks (later Jane Claire Dirks-Edmunds) in June of 1941. Dirks-Edmunds began to study Zoology in Illinois immediately after earning her Bachelor's degree in Biology from Linfield College in 1937. Dr. Dirks-Edmunds received her Ph.D. on her 27th birthday and returned to Linfield to teach in the Biology department from 1941-1974.
University of Illinois, "Jane Claire Dirks's Doctorate of Philosophy Degree" (1941). Jane Claire Dirks-Edmunds Exhibit. 9.