BILDERSEE, ADELE


BILDERSEE, ADELE (1883–1971), U.S. educator and author. Adele Bildersee was born in New York City. After teaching in New York City's elementary and secondary school system (1903–11), she was appointed instructor of English at Hunter College and remained there for the next 20 years, becoming acting dean in 1926. In 1931 she became dean of women at Brooklyn College, where she was also director of admissions from 1944 until her retirement in 1954. She also served as principal of the Temple Beth-El and Emanuel religious school and wrote several textbooks for Jewish children. Among her published works are Jewish Post-Biblical History Through Great Personalities (1918); Bible Story in Bible Words (6 vols., 1924–30); Out of the House of Bondage (1925); Imaginative Writing: A Course in College Composition (1927); and Hidden Books: Selections from the Apocrypha for the General Reader (1956).

The Dean Adele Bildersee Scholarship provides full or partial tuition to an outstanding student for graduate study at Brooklyn College.


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