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Lamar, Howard Roberts

 Person

Dates

  • 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 is Sterling Professor Emeritus of American History at Yale.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Howard Roberts Lamar papers

 Collection
Call Number: WA MSS S-2639
Overview: The Howard Roberts Lamar papers document the research, writing, teaching, and administrative activities of Yale history professor Howard Lamar from the 1940s through 2000. Included in the papers are manuscript drafts of books, articles, speeches, and book reviews; lecture notes for the history courses he taught at Yale and other universities; topical and personal files; and correspondence. Project proposals, scripts, research material, production files, photographs, and films document the...
Dates: 1911-2018