A memorial service for Howard Roberts Lamar ’51 Ph.D., a venerable expert on the American West and Sterling Professor Emeritus of History, will be held in Battell Chapel on Saturday, September 23 at 1:30pm. During his time at Yale, Lamar served as university president, dean of Yale College and chair of the history department. Lamar’s book “The New Reader’s Encyclopedia of the American West” is a canonical reference text in the field. His other books include “Texas Crossings: The Lone Star State and the Far West, 1836–1986,” “The Far Southwest, 1846–1912: A Territorial History,” and “Charlie Siringo’s West: An Interpretive Biography.” “Howard was an extraordinary teacher and mentor, a pathbreaking scholar, and a wise and compassionate leader,” said Yale President Peter Salovey. Many of Lamar’s students and advisees went on to become influential scholars themselves, both at Yale and in history departments across the country, with areas of focus including Native American history, the Latinx history of the American West, and environmental studies.
For more information: “Howard R. Lamar, eminent historian and former Yale president” YaleNews
“Howard Lamar, former president of Yale, dies at 99“ Yale Daily News