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Helena Margaret Gamer

Helena Margaret Gamer, American educator. Member American Philological Association, Modern Language Association American (member of commission on trends, 1954-1956); Club: Quadrangle (Chicago).

Background

  • Gamer, Helena Margaret was born on December 24, 1900 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Charles Louis and Magdalena (Gamer) Gamer.

  • Education

    • Student Am.

    Career

    • Instructor, Latin and Greek, St. Xavier College, Chicago, 1926-1932. Instructor Latin, Mount Holyoke College, 1932-1933. Instructor Latin, German and ancient history Mount Holyoke-in-Hartford, Connecticut, 1933-1934.

      Instructor German, Mount Holyoke College, 1934-1936, assistant professor, 1936-1938. Instructor German, University of Chicago, 1938-1940, assistant professor and acting department chairman German, 1940-1943. Associate professor, department chairman Germanic langs. and literature, 1943-1948, professor, since 1948, department chairman, 1948-1956, Chairman of Commission on medieval studies, since 1963.

      Exchange professor of University Frankfurt, Germany, 1949-1950. Edward L. Ryerson traveling fellow in Roman archaeology, 1930-1931, Order North Star, Swedish Government, 1957. Commander’s Cross Order of Merit Federal Republic of Germany.

      Helena Margaret Gamer fellowship established in her honor University of Chicago, 1965.

    Works

    • Author: (with John T. NcNeill) Medieval Handbooks of Penance (Records of Civilization), 1938.

    Membership

    Member American Philological Association, Modern Language Association American (member of commission on trends, 1954-1956). Club: Quadrangle (Chicago).

    Connections

    • father: Charles Louis Gamer
    • mother: Magdalena (Gamer) Gamer
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    Born December 24, 1900
    Died March, 1966
    (aged 65)
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