Alumna pursuing history career in collections


Stephanie Lampkin ’08, collections manager for the Chemical Heritage Foundation, is mentioned in an article about the foundation’s acquisition of the SPEX Fluorolog Spectrometer, the instrument that led to the use of resonance light scattering to explore the world of supramolecular chemistry.

Stephanie Lampkin '08
Stephanie Lampkin ’08

The instrument was invented by two Swarthmore College professors and Lampkin visited the campus to claim the instrument for the foundation’s collection.

Following her graduation from Cornell, Lampkin was a Mansfield Foundation Fellow in History, through the college’s Cornell Fellows program, at Florida Historical Societies in Gainesville, Florida. After earning degrees in history and ethnic studies at Cornell, she earned two prestigious undergraduate research fellowships to study the interrelationships between Seminole Indians and African slaves in 19th century Florida.

In addition to her position at the Chemical Heritage Foundation, Lampkin is a doctoral candidate in history at the University of Delaware, from which she holds a master’s degree in history.

Lampkin credits a Newberry Library Seminar in Chicago during her Cornell years as a vital part of her preparation for graduate study.