Notes for Valerie is a place for friends, colleagues, students and family to share stories, photos and other recollections.

Valerie was born on January 16, 1941 in Toledo, Ohio, and grew up in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, graduating from Kingswood School, whose motto she took quite seriously: “Enter to Learn, Go Forth to Serve.”  After earning a BA in chemistry at Cornell University, Valerie earned an MA and PhD in history at UCLA. More…

Valerie French’s CV

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