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Gamble, Mary Edith



  • Existence: September 19, 1882 - September 19, 1972

Biographical Information

Mary Edith Gamble was born in Sydney, Ohio, on September 19, 1882. In 1913 she earned her B.S. degree from Purdue University and was hired at the rank of Instructor. She earned her M.A. degree from Columbia University in 1916 and became Assistant Professor in 1919. She was made Associate Professor in 1925 and Professor in 1928, when she became the first Department Head of the Institutional Management Department at Purdue University. Gamble was instrumental in expanding the scope of the hotel, restaurant, and Insitutional Management field, as well as in the development of the School of Home Economics at Purdue University. She was a charter member of the Purdue Women's Club and the Mary L. Matthews Club and a life member of the American Home Economics Association and Purdue Alumni Association. She was also a member of the Honorary Society for Women in Science and a member of Central Presbyterian Church. She died at Comfort, Inc., in Lafayette, Indiana on her 90th birthday, September 19, 1972. [Source: Memorial Resolution for Mary Edith Gamble, UA 15, Box 6, File 4, College of Health and Human Sciences Records, Purdue University Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries.]

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Purdue University College of Health and Human Sciences records, addition 08

 Unprocessed — Box: Communal Accessions 52
Identifier: 2023-015

Donna N. Stahl papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 372
Scope and Contents The Donna N. Stahl papers includes photographs, dance cards, clothing, and other ephemera, along with newspaper clippings and correspondence, all of which is memorabilia of Donna N. Stahl, a 1949 Purdue graduate in Home Economics. Of interest may be her personal reflections and article on the 1947 Purdue Bleacher Collapse. This collection may be useful to researchers interested in women in higher education, changing roles of women in the twentieth century, material culture of the...
Dates: 1945 - 2004; Majority of material found within 1946 - 1951