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Helena Margaret Gamer

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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