Virginia Crocheron Gildersleeve


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Virginia Crocheron Gildersleeve (October 3, 1877 – July 7, 1965) was an American academic, the long-time Dean of Barnard College, and the sole female US delegate to the April 1945 San Francisco United Nations Conference on International Organization, which negotiated the UN Charter and created the United Nations.

Gildersleeve was born in New York City, she attended the Brearley School ... more »

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  • ''...expatriated Americans, even Henry James himself, have always seemed to me somewhat anchorless, rudderless, drifting before the wind.''
    Virginia Crocheron Gildersleeve (1877-1965), U.S. educator. Many a Good Crusade, part 3 (1954). Gildersleeve, Dean of Barnard College, was active ...
  • ''If we could produce one or two more Madame Curies, that would accomplish far more for the advancement of women than any amount of agitation, argument and legislation.''
    Virginia Crocheron Gildersleeve (1877-1965), U.S. educator. Many a Good Crusade, part 1 (1954). Gildersleeve was Dean of Barnard College, an elite...
  • ''It was hard for an American to understand the contented acceptance by English men and women of permanent places in the lowest social rank.''
    Virginia Crocheron Gildersleeve (1877-1965), U.S. educator. Many a Good Crusade, part 2 (1954). Gildersleeve, though Dean of Barnard College in Ne...
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