Lerner, Gerda, 1920-2013

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Author and historian; pioneer in the field of women's studies; b. Gerda Kronstein; married Carl Lerner.

From the description of Gerda Lerner papers, 1963-1977. (Fisk University). WorldCat record id: 70972587

Author, historian, educator (New School for Social Research, A.B., 1963, Columbia University, A.M., 1965, Ph.D., 1966) Lerner was born in Vienna, Austria, came to the U.S. in 1939, and married Carl Lerner in 1941; they had two children. Now professor of history emerita at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, she taught (1968-1980) at Sarah Lawrence College, where she developed the women's studies program. She was president of the Organization of American Historians, 1981-1982, and was one of the earliest proponents of women's history as a field of study in developing curricular material, in preserving and publicizing source material, in upgrading the status of women in the profession, and in her distinguished research and writing.

From the description of Papers, 1950-1995 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 86145521

From the description of Papers, 1941-2001 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 122521330

Historian, educator.

From the description of Oral history interview with Gerda Lerner, 1978-1981. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309738220

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referencedIn Merriam, Eve, 1916-1992. Additional papers of Eve Merriam, ca. 1930-1992. Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Papers of Betty Friedan, 1933-1985 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Madland, Piper McCalmon. Mary Ritter Beard (1876-1958) and Gerda Lerner (1920- ) : architects of womens's history / by Piper Mccalmon Madland. University of Houston, Clear Lake, Alfred R. Neumann Library
referencedIn Radcliffe College Archives sound recordings collection, 1951-1985 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
creatorOf Lerner, Gerda, 1920-. Papers, 1941-2001 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Merriam, Eve, 1916-1992. Additional papers, 1960-1984 (inclusive), 1978-1984 (bulk). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Nora Kronstein-Rosen Family Collection, 1937-2005, bulk 1938-1967 Leo Baeck Institute.
referencedIn Additional papers, (inclusive), (bulk), 1960-1984, 1978-1984 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
creatorOf Boyer, Gene. Documenting the midwestern origins of the twentieth-century women's movement, 1987-1992. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Voices of Feminism Oral History Project MS 535., 1990-2006 Sophia Smith Collection Smith College
creatorOf Lerner, Gerda, 1920-. Oral history interview with Gerda Lerner, 1978-1981. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Papers, 1973-1984 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
creatorOf Lerner, Gerda, 1920-. Women : myth and reality [sound recording] : black women in white America / Gerda Lerner. Sarah Lawrence College, Esther Raushenbush Library
referencedIn Sophia Smith Collection. Voices of Feminism Oral History Project, 1990-2006 Smith College, Neilson Library
creatorOf Lerner, Gerda, 1920-. Papers, 1950-1995 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
creatorOf Lerner, Gerda, 1920-. The Grimke sisters from South Carolina : rebels against slavery : proofs, 1967. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
creatorOf Lerner, Gerda, 1920-. Gerda Lerner papers, 1963-1977. Lincoln Memorial University Library, Carnegie-Vincent Library
referencedIn News Service Biographical Files, ., circa 1930s - 2004 University Archives, Duke University.
creatorOf Lerner, Gerda, 1920-. The New England tour of the Grimke sisters. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Merriam, Eve, 1916-1992. Papers, 1930-1984 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
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associatedWith Alexander, Cathy, person
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associatedWith American Studies Association. corporateBody
associatedWith Angelou, Maya. person
associatedWith Antler, Joyce. person
associatedWith Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Association of Black Women Historians (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Banner, Lois W. person
associatedWith Beard, Mary Ritter. person
associatedWith Berkshire Conference on the History of Women. corporateBody
associatedWith Berkshire Conferences on the History of Women (1973-) corporateBody
associatedWith Bethune, Mary McLeod, 1875-1955. person
correspondedWith Betty Friedan person
associatedWith Boyer, Paul S. person
associatedWith Bridenthal, Renate. person
associatedWith Buhle, Mari Jo, 1943- person
associatedWith Burstyn, Joan N. person
associatedWith Chafe, William Henry. person
associatedWith Clarenbach, Kathryn F. person
associatedWith Clinton, Hillary Rodham. person
associatedWith Columbia University. corporateBody
associatedWith Cook, Blanche Wiesen. person
associatedWith Cooper, Jerrold S. person
associatedWith Coordinating Committee on Women in the Historical Profession. corporateBody
associatedWith Cott, Nancy F. person
associatedWith Curti, Merle (Merle Eugene), 1897-1996. person
associatedWith Davis, Natalie Zemon, 1928- person
associatedWith Degler, Carl N. person
associatedWith DuBois, Ellen Carol, 1947- person
associatedWith Duke University. News Service. corporateBody
associatedWith Eve Merriam, 1916-1992 person
associatedWith Feierman, Steven, 1940- person
associatedWith Flexner, Eleanor, 1908-1995. person
associatedWith Fox-Genovese, Elizabeth, 1941-2007. person
associatedWith Friedan, Betty. person
associatedWith Genovese, Eugene P., 1930- person
associatedWith Goldstein, Judith, person
associatedWith Gordon, Linda. person
associatedWith Grimké, Angelina Emily, 1805-1879. person
associatedWith Grimké, Sarah Moore, 1792-1873. person
associatedWith Hamer, Fannie Lou. person
associatedWith Hareven, Tamara K. person
associatedWith Harris, Rivkah. person
associatedWith Hinding, Andrea. person
associatedWith Hine, Darlene Clark. person
associatedWith Hoff, Joan, 1937- person
associatedWith Holden, Miriam Young. person
associatedWith Horowitz, Marianne Cline, 1945- person
associatedWith Howe, Florence. person
associatedWith James, Janet Wilson, 1918- person
associatedWith Janeway, Elizabeth. person
associatedWith Joan Kelly, 1928-1982 person
associatedWith Jordan, June, 1936-2002. person
associatedWith Katz, Stanley Nider. person
associatedWith Keller, Evelyn Fox, 1936- person
associatedWith Kerber, Linda K. person
associatedWith Kessler-Harris, Alice. person
associatedWith King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968. person
associatedWith Kirkendall, Richard Stewart, 1928- person
associatedWith Kronstein, Ilona. person
associatedWith Kronstein-Rosen, Nora person
associatedWith Lane, Ann J., 1931- person
associatedWith Lefkowitz, Mary R., 1935- person
associatedWith Long Island University. corporateBody
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associatedWith Madland, Piper McCalmon. person
associatedWith Merriam, Eve, 1916-1992. person
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associatedWith Mitchell, Juliet, 1940- person
associatedWith Morgan, Robin. person
associatedWith Murray, Pauli, 1910-1985. person
associatedWith National Women's History Week Project. corporateBody
associatedWith New School for Social Research (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Norton, Mary Beth. person
associatedWith Offen, Karen M. person
associatedWith O'Neill, William L. person
associatedWith Organization of American Historians. corporateBody
associatedWith Painter, Nell Irvin. person
associatedWith Perry, Lewis, 1938- person
associatedWith Randolph, A. Philip (Asa Philip), 1889- person
associatedWith Rapp, Rayna. person
associatedWith Reichert, Julia. person
associatedWith Rich, Adrienne Cecile. person
associatedWith Rose, Willie Lee Nichols, 1927- person
associatedWith Sarah Lawrence College. corporateBody
associatedWith Sarah Lawrence College. Women's History. corporateBody
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associatedWith Society of American Historians. corporateBody
associatedWith Solomon, Barbara Miller. person
associatedWith Steinem, Gloria. person
associatedWith Stimpson, Catharine R., 1936- person
associatedWith Terborg-Penn, Rosalyn. person
associatedWith Tobias, Sheila. person
associatedWith University of Wisconsin--Madison corporateBody
associatedWith Wilkins, Roy, 1901-1981. person
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Birth 1920-04-30

Death 2013-01-02




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