Haddad, Gladys 1930-
Haddad, Gladys 1930-
Born September 12, 1930, in Cleveland, OH; daughter of Fred (in construction industry) and Rose (a homemaker) Haddad. Education: Allegheny College, B.A., 1952; Lake Erie College, B.F.A., 1974; Case Western Reserve University, M.A., 1961, Ph.D., 1980. Religion: Episcopalian.
Schoolteacher in Lyndhurst, OH, 1952-60, and Cleveland Heights, OH, 1960-63; Lake Erie College, Painesville, OH, professor of American studies and administrator, also academic dean and executive assistant to the president, 1963-89; Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, director of Western Reserve Studies Symposium, 1985—, professor of American studies and administrator, 1990—, creator of the interactive Web page "Regionally Speaking," 2007. Western Reserve Historical Society, administrator, 1989—; Ohio Humanities Council, member.
American Studies Association, Ohio Historical Society, Western Reserve Architectural Historians (member of board of directors), Women Historians of Greater Cleveland, Lake County Historical Society, Fortnightly Musical Club (vice president).
Award from American Association for State and Local History, 1988; achievement award, Northern Ohio Live, 1991; Silver "Telly" Award, documentary category, 1994, for the video Samuel Mather: Vision, Leadership, Generosity.
(Editor, with Harry F. Lupold) Ohio's Western Reserve: A Regional Reader, Kent State University Press (Kent, OH), 1988.
(Editor, with David R. Anderson) Anthology of Western Reserve Literature, Kent State University Press (Kent, OH), 1992.
Laukhuff's Book Store of Cleveland: An Epilogue, Northern Ohio Bibliophilic Society (Akron, OH), 1997.
Flora Stone Mather: Daughter of Cleveland's Euclid Avenue and Ohio's Western Reserve, Kent State University Press (Kent, OH), 2007.
Author of several video documentaries, including Samuel Mather: Vision, Leadership, Generosity, 1994; Samuel and Flora Stone Mather: Partners in Philanthropy, 1995; and Flora Stone Mather: A Legacy of Stewardship, 1997. Editor, Western Reserve Studies: Journal of Regional History and Culture.
Gladys Haddad once told CA: "I am a regionalist of Northeastern Ohio's Western Reserve, where I study its literature, history, and art. My professional life (teaching, writing, and speaking) is all centered in this area." She added: "I have directed the annual Western Reserve Studies Symposium since 1985, when I founded it to encourage scholarship about the region."
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Case Western Reserve University: Western Reserve Studies Symposium,http://www.case.edu/artsci/wrss/ (January 10, 2008).