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.