Folder 29 Project

Our episode on Christine Essenberg is the inspiration for the Folder 29 Project. We know the story of Essenberg only because of a serendipitous find in a box jammed with the papers of male scientists at UC San Diego Special Collections & Archives. There were eight pages of Essenberg’s correspondence is Folder 29.

Our goal is to embark on archeological digs to find female scientists that are buried in the archives of colleges and universities across the country. This is a crowd sourcing effort to uncover their stories and rescue them from obscurity.

If you or your school want to be part of the Folder 29 Project please get in touch at