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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 is Sterling Professor Emeritus of American History at Yale.

Found in 30 Collections and/or Records:

Pease, David, 2007 November 27

Call Number: RU 1037

Pelli, Cesar, 2008 December 10

Call Number: RU 1037

Simon, John, 2007 December 19

Call Number: RU 1037

Speeches and articles by and about presidents of Yale University

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

C. Vann Woodward papers

Call Number: MS 1436
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence, writings, topical files, and an interview, primarily documenting the professional career of historian C. Vann Woodward.
Dates: 1804-2004, bulk 1804-2000

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