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Adele Hast, American historian, editor, writer. Recipient Alumna of Year award Brooklyn College, 1984, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation grantee-in-aid, 1975, British Academy research fellow, 1979; American Council Learned Societies grantee-in-aid, 1980; National Endowment of the Humanities research grantee, 1985, 87, 93-95, 97-98, fellow Jewish Women's Archive, 2003-2004.


Hast, Adele was born on December 6, 1931 in New York City. Daughter of Louis and Kate (Miller) Krongelb.


Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude, Brooklyn College, 1953;Master of Arts, University Iowa, 1969;Doctor of Philosophy, University Iowa, 1979.


Research associate Atlas Early American History Project, Newberry Library, Chicago, 1971-1975. Associate director Atlas Great Lakes Indian History Project, 1976-1979, History Boundary Data File Project, 1979-1981. Editor in chief Marquis Who's Who, Inc., Chicago, 1981—1986.

Survey director National Opinion Research Center, University Chicago, 1986-1989. Research fellow Newberry Library., Chicago, 1989-1995, scholar in residence, since 1995. Executive editor St. James Press, 1990-1992.

Managing editor History Encyclopedia of Chicago Women University Illinois, 1991-1993, director, editor History Encyclopedia of Chicago Women project, 1993-2001, senior research associate Center for Research on Women and Gender, 1999—2002. Member faculty Newberry Library. Summer Institute Cartography, 1980.

Consultant National Endowment of the Humanities planning grant Addams' Hull-House Museum, 2006.


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  • Other Work

    • Author: Loyalism in Revolutionary Virginia, 1982, American Leaders Past and Present: The View from Who's Who in America, 1985, Hyman Libbie Henrietta (1988-1969) in Jewish Women in America: An Historical Encyclopedia, 1998. Compiler: Iowa, Missouri, volunteer 4 of Historical Atlas and Chronology of County Boundaries, 1788-1980, 1984, Libbie Hyman in Jewish Women: A Comprehensive Historical Encyclopedia, 2006. Editor: International Directory of Company Histories, vols.

      3-5, 1991-1992, Women Building Chicago 1790-1990: A Biographical Dictionary, 2001. Associate editor: Atlas of Great Lakes Indian History, 1987. Curator exhibit on Chicago history Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies, 2002-2003.

      Contributor articles to professional journals.


Member professional advisory graduate program public history Loyola University, since 1986. Treasurer, board directors Chicago Map Society, 1980-1991, 93-95. Member New Trier Township H.S. Board Caucus, 1972-1974.

Member academic county American Jewish History Society, since 1985. President Chicago Jewish History Society, 1980-1981, board directors, since 1977. Fellow Royal History Society, Phi Beta Kappa, Kappa Delta Pi.

Member American Library Association (Mudge citation committee 1985-1986), American History Association, Organisation American Historians, Society Scholarly Public (program committee 1985, planning committee 1985-1986), Chicago Area Women's History Conference (secretary, treasurer since 1994, board directors since 1990), Caxton Club (county 1990-1993). F C.


Married Malcolm Howard Hast, February 1, 1953. Children: David Jay, Howard Arthur.

Louis Krongelb

Kate (Miller) Krongelb

Malcolm Howard Hast

David Jay Hast

Howard Arthur Hast