Bachelor, College Wooster, 1941. Master of Arts, Yale University, 1942. Doctor of Philosophy, Yale University, 1945.
Instructor Scripps College, Claremont, California, 1944—1946, Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, 1946—1948, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, 1948—1951. Reviewing officer Department State, Intelligence, Washington, 1951—1955. Assistant professor University Rhode Island, 1955—1961.
Associate professor, professor Muhlenberg College, Allentown, Pennsylvania, from 1961, head history department, 1978—1984.
(, 183 pages, black & white illustrations throughout)
Committee member, synodical United Church Christ. Member of American Association of University Professors, American Printing History Association, Lehigh County History Society, Conference British Studies, Renaissance Society America, American History Association, Phi Beta Kappa.
Married John A. Van Eerde, July 23, 1946. 1 child Elizabeth Marie.