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Albjerg, Marguerite Hall, 1895-1971



  • Existence: September 9, 1895 - November 17, 1971

Biographical Information

(Esther) Marguerite Hall Albjerg was born to Coumbus H and Theodora Parks Hall in 1895 in Franklin, Indiana. She received a Bachelor of Arts from Franklin College (1917), and a Master of Arts (1922) and PhD (1925) from the University of Wisconsin. She was the first woman to hold the University of Wisconsin's prestigious President Adams Fellowship.

After receiving her PhD, she served as the head of History at the Alabama State College for Women until 1927 when she married Victor Lincoln Albjerg. She taught at Purdue University from 1927-1951 in the History Department, where her husband was a member of the faculty. Although she was unable to serve as a faculty member in the History Department because of her husband's position, she was later offered a counselor position by the Dean of Women. She authored four books and nearly 30 articles.

Dr. Albjerg's daughter Patricia (Albjerg) Graham (1935) later became a professor as well. Albjerg passed away in Lafayette, Indiana in 1971.


Clifford, Geraldine Joncich, ed. Lone Voyagers: Academic Women in Coeducational Universities, 1870-1937. New York: Feminist Press at CUNY, 1989.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Marguerite Hall Albjerg papers

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 14, Placement: 05
Identifier: MSF 11
Scope and Contents This collection consists of three articles written by Marguerite Albjerg.
Dates: 1927 - 1930

Betty Nelson Papers, addition 09

 Unprocessed — Box: 1
Identifier: 20200309