Bachelor of Arts Chicago, 1926. AM, University Chicago, 1928. Doctor of Philosophy, Columbia University, 1938.
Postgraduate, Sorbonne and College de France, 1934.
Reader in history University Chicago, 1927-1929. Lecturer Barnard College, 1937-1938. Instructor Brooklyn College, 1937-1939.
Assistant professor Hollins (Virginia) College, 1939-1941, Wellesley College, 1941-1942, Castleton (Vermont) State College, 1968-1970. Visiting associate professor University Kentucky, Lexington, 1970-1972. Professorial lecturer George Washington University, 1983-1984.
Member Madison (Wisconsin) Civic Music Association and Madison Symphony Orchestra League, since 1958. Honorary trustee Culver-Stockton College, since 1974. Member American Association of University Women (European fellow 1930-1931), American History Association, Southern History Association, Society French History Studies, Western Society French History (honorary member executive council), American Society 18th Century Studies, British Society 18th Century Studies, Reid Hall Club (Paris), British University Women's Club (London), Phi Beta Kappa, Pi Lambda Theta, Phi Alpha Theta, Pi Kappa Delta.
Married Howard Kennedy Beale, January 2, 1942. Children: Howard Kennedy, Henry Barton Robison, Thomas Wight.