Yale graduate to talk about her life among the Amish

October 19, 2009

Gertrude Enders Huntington will present "My Amish Education: From Yale to Hired Girl to Grandmother" at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 5, in Foster Auditorium (room 101) at Pattee Library on Penn State's University Park campus.
Huntington received her doctorate in social science from Yale University, is a professor emeritus of anthropology at the University of Michigan and is a pioneer in Anabaptist research. She began her research in the 1950s and also has lived in Anabaptist communities across North America.

In 2008 Penn State acquired the Huntington Collection. Combined with the John Hostetler archival collection and the Christopher Gaines Memorial book collection, Penn State Libraries now has one of the largest Anabaptist archival collections in the country. The Huntington Collection includes field notes, audiotapes of interviews, journal articles, research materials, books, and community histories, compiled by Huntington over decades of study.

For more information, contact University Archivist Jackie Esposito at 814-863-3791 or jxe2@psu.edu.

  • In 1963, Gerturde Enders and her daughter, Abigail, lived with the Amish.

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