History Advisor: Judy Barrett Litoff

2011 Senior Capstone Honors Project

Conference presentation: 2011 National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Ithaca College, Ithaca, New York, March 30-April 2, 2011.


This biographical study fuses together the many different resources and historical documents that help to shed light on the life and times of Gertrude Meth Hochberg, a woman who has often been described as decades ahead of her time. By examining Hochberg’s distinguished career in advertising as well as in public relations at Bryant College, the study demonstrates the important ways that she promoted the advancement of women in higher education, business, and the non-profit sector both at Bryant College and within the wider Rhode Island community.