Middlebury

October 29, 1997

Former President of Yale University to Give
Lecture on "The American West in the 21st Century" at
Middlebury College

Howard R. Lamar, the current Sterling professor emeritus
of history at Yale University and the University's president from
1992 to 1993, will deliver the Charles S. Grant Memorial Lecture
on Wednesday, November 5 at 8:15 p.m. in the concert hall at the
Middlebury College Center for the Arts on Rt. 30. The title of
his talk is "The American West in the Twenty-first Century:
A Historian's Forecast." The lecture is free and open to
the public.

Lamar is the author of a number of books, including
"Dakota Territory, 1861-1889" (1956); "The Far
Southwest, 1850-1912" (1970), "The Trader on the American
Frontier" (1977); and "Texas Crossings" (1991).

Lamar's talk will be the 22nd Grant Memorial
Lecture, established in honor of the late Charles S. Grant, a
member of the Middlebury College history department for several
years prior to his untimely death in 1961. Previous speakers who
have delivered the Grant Memorial Lecture, which maintains a focus
on American history, range from David McCullough, author of the
prize-winning biography "Truman," to Arthur M. Schlesinger,
Jr., professor in the graduate school of the City University of
New York.

For more information about the lecture, please contact
Travis Jacobs in the history department of Middlebury College
at 802-443-5315.