Tribute to Talitha Gerlach


Talitha Gerlach


Pittsburgh, PA


Shanghai, China




B.A. Social Economics, Butler College, 1920


Student Adviser with USYWCA


USYWCA dispatched her to Chinese YWCA 1926


Served as Acting Secretary General-China Welfare Fund


1986 Certificate of Honor -Shanghai;1987 honorary permanent resident certificate, Shanghai; 1988 named 10 most newsworthy women; 1988 Camphor Tree Prize for maternal and child welfare,Shanghai; 1989 badge by municipal government Shanghai; 1989 certificate of honor from State Council People's Republic of China; 1991 named "people's friendly ambassador"


Women and children of China suffering from "bound feet" practice.  Called the practice inhumane and a perversion of beauty.