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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 2 Collections and/or Records:

Richard C. Levin, president of Yale University, records

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

Yale College records of the dean

Call Number: RU 126
Overview: The records consist of correspondence, memoranda, subject, administrative and digital files, minutes, and financial reports documenting the activities of the dean of Yale College.
Dates: 1857-2020