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Gilbert, Amy Margaret (1895–1980) - U.S. History

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Amy Margaret Gilbert was born on February 23, 1895, in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, to Daniel and Mary Margaret (Ott) Gilbert. She attended Cornell University in the summer of 1914 and received an A.B. from Wilson College in 1915. She taught high school until 1916, when she became an instructor in history at Elmira College in Elmira, New York. She received an M.A. in 1919 from the University of Pennsylvania and a Ph.D. in 1922, when she became a professor of history and head of the department. She was a contributor that year to The Work of Lord Brougham for Education in England (Alexander C. Flick, editor). She did postdoctoral study at Columbia in 1931 and 1940–41 and attended summer semesters at Geneva Institute of International Relations and Geneva School of International Studies from 1926 to 1932, the University of Michigan in 1933, and the University of Chicago in 1940. She received an LL.D. from Wilson College in 1939. In 1935 she wrote a chapter on the history of the woman’s movement for History of the State of New York , Volume 8 (A. C. Flick, editor).

Gilbert became academic dean at Milwaukee-Downer College in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, from 1936 to 1941; dean at Rhode Island State College in Kingston from 1941 to 1945; visiting professor of history in 1945 at Temple University in Philadelphia, and head of the history and political science departments of the four units of Associated College of Upper New York (Champlain College, Mohawk College, Sampson College, and Middletown Collegiate Center) from 1946 to 1950. In 1950 Gilbert published ACUNY—The Associated Colleges of Upper New York: A Unique Response to an Emergency in Higher Education in the State of New York , an official history of higher education. She was dean of academic administration at State University of New York, Champlain College, Plattsburgh, from 1950 to 1952 and head of the college from 1952 to 1953. She was professor of history at State University of New York at Binghamton, Harpur College from 1953 to 1965 and professor emeritus until her death in 1980. After her retirement in 1965 she wrote Executive Agreements and Treaties, 1946–1973 (1973).

Gilbert was official historian of the Associated Colleges of Upper New York and director of Broome County, New York Historical Society from 1956 to 1971. She represented Gannett Newspapers at sessions of the League of Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, in 1927, 1931, and 1932. She also attended the Geneva Disarmament Conference and the Lausanne Conference in 1932. She represented the Milwaukee Journal at the Second Meeting of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the American Republics at Havana, Cuba, in 1940.

Gilbert died in Endicott, New York, on February 27, 1980, after a long illness. After her death, the Amy M. Gilbert Scholarship fund was established at State University of New York at Binghamton.

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