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Bilhuber, Gertrude, 1895-1975



  • Existence: June 5, 1895 - November 1975

Biographical Information

Gertrude Bilhuber was born June 5, 1895 in Maywood, New Jersey. She began her education at Columbia University, ultimately receiving both a B.S. and an M.A. there. While completing her education, Bilhuber was admitted to the Association of American Physical Education. She continued her education in Public Health at the University of Michigan, and earned an M.S. (1925) and a PhD (1926). After completing her degrees, she joined the Physical Education faculty at Purdue as an Associate Professor. She was promoted quickly to Head of the Department of Physical Education for Women, but resigned in 1929. During her tenure at Purdue, Bilhuber was also active on the Women's Residence Halls Committee which worked to secure housing for women students. After leaving Purdue, Bilhuber remained devoted to health education and continued her career doing research and health education work for the American Society for the Control of Cancer in New York. She passed away in November 1975.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Gertrude Bilhuber papers

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 15, Placement: 05
Identifier: MSF 35
Scope and Contents This collection contains one folder with a study by Dr. Bilhuber - "This study concerns itself with the effect of menstruation on the motor ability of college women in certain sports".
Dates: 1926