1901 – She was born on the 16th day of December this year in Philadelphia.
1923 – She studied at DePauw University and graduated from Barnard College.
1925 – Mead set out in this year to do fieldwork in Polynesia.
1926 – She joined the American Museum of Natural History, New York City.
1929 – She received her Ph.D. from Columbia University this year.
1946 – She served as curator of ethnology from this year until 1969.
1954 – She taught at Columbia University as adjunct professor.
1975 – She held various positions in the American Association for the Advancement of Science, notably president in this year
1976 – She became chair of the executive committee of the board of directors in this year.
1978 – She passed away on the 15th day of November this year in New York, New York.