Talitha Gerlach

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Education BA Social Economics, Butler College 1920

Student Advisor, US YWCA

Sent to Chinese YWCA 1926

Afficliations 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.