Henderson (1922-2011) had a prolific career as a chemist and consultant. She began her career as a chemist with DuPont (1944-1945), then worked as a researcher for C.S. Batchelder Co. (1945-1946) and a research associate for MIT (1946-1952). She then worked for Battelle Labs as a consultant (1953-1956), then as a research analyst for the National Science Foundation’s Office of Science Information Service (1956-1962). After a stint as an analyst for the National Bureau of Standards (1964-1979), Henderson consulted independently from 1979 until 1991. For more information on Henderson, see Robert V. Williams, “Madeline M. Henderson: From Chemical Information Science Pioneer to Architect of the New Information Science,” Libraries and the Cultural Record 45(2), 167-184.
American Association for the Advancement of Science: Secretary (1978)
ASIS&T: Watson Davis Award (1989)
American Institute of Chemists: Fellow
American Association for the Advancement of Science: Fellow
Madeline Henderson Papers:
Chemical Heritage Foundation, Philadelphia, PA (Oral history interview, conducted by Robert V. Williams, 14 July 1997)