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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 4 Collections and/or Records:

Archibald Smith Foord papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 136
Overview: Correspondence, manuscripts, teaching materials, research notes, speeches, printed matter, and a small amount of family correspondence comprise the papers of Archibald Foord. Nearly half the papers consist of note cards, research materials and manuscripts, primarily on British history. Included is the complete manuscript of: His Majesty's Opposition, 1714-1830 (published in 1964). Another large segment of the papers reflects Foord's teaching career at Yale and includes class notes,...
Dates: 1926-1968

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

Richard C. Levin, president of Yale University, records

 Collection
Call Number: RU 832
Overview: 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.
Dates: 1989-2014

Speeches and articles by and about presidents of Yale University

 Collection
Call Number: RU 65
Overview: The records consist of biographical material, speeches, interviews, and television transcripts by or about Kingman Brewster, Jr., A. Bartlett Giamatti, Benno C. Schmidt and Howard Lamar as presidents of Yale University.
Dates: 1960-1993