Lamar, Howard Roberts
- Existence: 1923-11-18
Biographical / Historical
Howard Roberts Lamar, historian of the trans-Mississippi West, was born in Tuskegee, Alabama in 1923. He received a B.A. from Emory University in 1944, and a Masters (1945) and Ph.d. (1951) in History from Yale University. He was an instructor at the University of Massachusetts and Wesleyan University between 1945 and 1949, and taught at Yale from 1949 to 1994. He held a number of administrative positions at Yale including chair of the Department of History 1962-1963 and 1967-1970, Dean of the College 1979-1985, and President of the University 1992-1993. He was Sterling Professor Emeritus of American History at Yale. The Howard R. Lamar Center for the Study of Frontiers and Borders at Yale University was established in his honor. Lamar died on February 22, 2023.
Found in 29 Collections and/or Records:
Research files for the publication of William R. Goulding's journal documenting his 1849 journey to California, California Odyssey. Includes subject files pertaining to Goulding and his work as a physician, Etter's correspondence with coeditor Howard Lamar and Warwick Goulding, maps pertaining to and photographs of Goulding, and a computer disk of notes on and photographs of Goulding.
The records of the Howard R. Lamar Center consist of materials related to Lamar Research Fellows and scholarship recipents, as well as scheduled lectures and other events hosted by the Howard R. Lamar Center.
The records consist of correspondence, subject files, reports, memoranda, and videorecordings documenting all aspects of Richard C. Levin's activities as president of Yale University. Also included are transitional files from Howard R. Lamar's administration.
The papers consist of correspondence, writings, printed material, notes, speeches, and other papers of Wallace Notestein, historian, teacher, author, and Sterling Professor of English History at Yale from 1928-1947. The bulk of the papers consist of letters received by Notestein from other historians, scholars, writers, students, and publishers and relate largely to academic and professional matters, to politics, and to his personal life.