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Mary Adelaide Gardner

Mary Adelaide Gardner was American journalism educator. Recipient Inter American award, Government of Brazil, 1976; elected Distinguished Faculty Member by Michigan State Faculty, 1976.


  • Gardner, Mary Adelaide was born on July 20, 1920 in Kingston, Ohio, United States. Daughter of J.P. and Wyland (Davis) Gardner.

  • Education

    • Associate of Arts, Stephens College, Columbia, Missouri, 1942. Bachelor in Bacteriology, Ohio State University, 1944. Master of Arts in Journalism, Ohio State University, 1954.

      Doctor of Philosophy in Journalism, University Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1969.


    • Assistant professor journalism University Texas, Austin, 1963-1965, University Michigan State, Lansing, Michigan, 1970-1971, associate professor, 1971-1976, professor, 1976-1991, professor emeritus, 1991—2004. Newspaper work on El Norte, Mexico, 1970-1990 summers. Sabbatical year in Lima, Peru, Guatemala studying magazines and newspapers.


    • Contributor articles on Latin American Press to professional journals.


    Volunteer worker Democratic party, New York (Emily List). Officer United States Army 1944-1946. Member National Organization of Women (Michigan chapter), Association of Education for Journalism and Communications (International award 1994, Women's award 1996), Michigan Studies Association, Community Volunteers for International Programs, Fast Break Club, Kappa Tau Alpha, Kappa Alpha Theta.



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    Born July 20, 1920
    Died January 22, 2004
    (aged 83)
    • 1942
      Stephens College
    • 1944
      Ohio State University
    • 1954
      Ohio State University
    • 1969
      University Minnesota
    • 1963 - 1965
      Assistant, professor journalism University Texas
      Austin, Texas, United States
    • 1970 - 1971
      Assistant, professor journalism University Texas
      Lansing, Michigan, United States
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