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Preliminary Guide to the John Tate Lanning papers, 1926-1976

Abstract

John Tate Lanning (1902-1976) was a historian, colonial Latin America scholar, and Duke University Professor of History. This collection includes correspondence, manuscript materials, committee notes, student papers, newsletters, conference materials, curriculum materials, travel diaries, interview transcriptions, and field research notes. Major subjects include the Duke University Department of History, Duke University Research Council, Hispanic American Historical Review, Latin American library resources, student and teaching of Latin American history, research in the social sciences, and Latin American colleges and universities.

Descriptive Summary

Title
John Tate Lanning papers, 1926-1976
Creator
Lanning, John Tate, 1902-
Extent
36 Linear Feet , 24,000 Items
Repository
University Archives, Duke University
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult University Archives, Duke University.
Language
English.

Collection Overview

Contains personal and professional papers relating to John Tate Lanning's career as an educator, historian, and scholar of Latin American history. Types of materials include correspondence, manuscript materials, committee notes, student papers, newsletters, conference materials, curriculum materials, travel diaries, interview transcripts, and field research notes. Includes materials pertaining to Lanning's editorship of the Hispanic-American Historical Review, interactions with the journal's managing editors, Duke University's Research Council, and the Lanning family. Also contains a diary Lanning kept during a research trip in England, Spain, and France, 1926 October-1927 May. Materials range in date from 1926-1976.

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Contents of the Collection

AB-ADL
Box 1
ADL-ALD
Box 1
ALE-AMB
Box 1
AME-ANS
Box 1
ANT-ARI
Box 1
ARM-AZU
Box 1
Addy, George
Box 1
Advisees
Box 1
Agfa Ansco Corporation
Box 1
Aiton, Arthur S.
Box 1
Alden, John
Box 1
Alliance for Progress
[3 folders]
Box 1
American Association of University Professors
Box 1
American Catholic Historical Association
Box 1
Beveridge Award
Box 1
Hispanics
Box 1
Nominating Committee
[2 folders]
Box 1
American Historical Review
Box 1
American Philosophical Association
Box 1
Anna, Timothy
Box 1
Archives (Latin-American), Letters in answer to questionnaire
Box 1
Application, Aid in Publication of Dissertation
Box 1
Appointments Office, Recommendations
Box 1
Archivo General de Indias
Box 1
Indices and Inventories of the Archivo General de Indias
Box 1
Arocha, Senor Don Manuel
Box 1
Arteaga, Beatriz
Box 1
Ashby, Labor Theory of the Mexican Revolution under Lazaro Cardenas
Box 1
Auxier, Goerge W.
Box 1
BAB-BAN
Box 2
BAB-BAN
Box 2
BAR-BEA
Box 2
BEC-BER
Box 2
BET-BLA
Box 2
BLI-BOR
Box 2
BOS-BRI
Box 2
BRO-BUL
Box 2
BUN-BYR
Box 2
Bailey, Thomas A.
Box 2
Baker, George T.
Box 2
Baker, Maury
Box 2
Bauzon, Leslie
Box 2
Baxter, Joseph R.
Box 2
Bemis, Samuel Flagg
Box 2
Bestor, Arthur
Box 2
Bettersworth, John Knox
Box 2
Beveridge Memorial Fund
Box 2
Bierck, Harold A.
Box 2
Blossom, Thomas
Box 2
Bolton, Herbert E.
Box 2
Books, Circulars and Catalogs
Box 2
Books, General Correspondence
Box 2
Books, E. Iturriaga y Cia, F. Schwab
Box 2
Books Ordered
Box 2
Boone Memorial
Box 2
Bornman, Mary Elizabeth
Box 2
Boyd, W.K.
Box 2
Branscomb, Harvie
[2 folders]
Box 2
Brice, Ashbel
Box 2
Brinkley, Florence
Box 2
Brown, Milton P.
Box 2
Brown, Thomas A.
Box 2
Bullock, Thomas
Box 2
Bumgartner, Louis
Box 2
Burke, Michael E.
Box 2
Burkholder, Mark A.
Box 3
CAB-CAP
Box 3
CAR-CAS
Box 3
CAT-CHA
Box 3
CHE-CHU
Box 3
CIR-COE
Box 3
COK-COM
Box 3
COM-COS
Box 3
COT-CRO
Box 3
CRU-CYK
Box 3
Calkins, Robert D.
Box 3
Calvo Serer, Rafael
Box 3
Campbell, John Wilson
Box 3
Canavan, Francis P.
Box 3
Candler, Frances G.
Box 3
Caracas Project
Box 3
Cardozo, Manoel
Box 3
Carnegie Foundation, Duke Grants in Aid Program
Box 3
Carnegie Revolving Fund Award, The Enlightenment
Box 3
Cartter, Dean Allan
Box 3
Casimes, Mary
Box 3
Castaneda, Carlos E.
[2 folders]
Box 3
Catalog of Lanning's Library
[3 folders]
Box 3
Caughey, John of Pacific Historical Review
Box 3
Cedulas, University of Mexico
[2 folders]
Box 3
Cedulas, University of San Carolos of Guatemala
Box 3
Chamberlain, Robert S.
Box 3
Chan, Shan Wing
Box 3
Chandler, Dewitt S.
Box 3
Chapman, Charles E.
Box 3
Chicago Press
Box 3
Christmas Cards
Box 3
Cintron-Rios, Maria
Box 3
Clark, Chester W.
Box 3
Class Rolls, 1968
Box 3
Cline, Howard
Box 3
Clyde, Paul
Box 3
Coggins, W.J.
Box 3
Cole, R. Taylor
Box 3
Committee onCultural Relations
Box 3
Committee on International Studies
Box 3
Committee on Publication
Box 3
Conference on Latin American History
[5 folders]
Box 4
Conference on Latin American History, Constitution Revision
Box 4
Conference on Latin American History, Current
[4 folders]
Box 4
Consulates
Box 4
Consulates of the U.S. in Latin America
Box 4
Coordinate Board
Box 4
Copyright
Box 4
Corbitt, D.C.
Box 4
Cornell University and Carnegie Revolving Fund
Box 4
Cornell University Press
Box 4
Correspondence re: Lanning's last illness and letters of condolence
Box 4
Cortazar, Roberto
Box 4
Couch, Leon
Box 4
Coulter, E. Merton
Box 4
General materials
[8 folders]
Box 5
Library Project
Box 5
General Business
Box 5
Applications
Box 5
Budget
Box 5
Constitution
Box 5
Del Valle Library
Box 5
Esso Conference
Box 5
Exchange Students
Box 5
Garnica Silva, Antonio
Box 5
Exchange Students
Box 5
Luzon, Jose M.
Box 5
Exchange Students
Box 5
Sanchez Mantero, Rafael
Box 5
Exchange Students
Box 5
Miscellaneous
Box 5
Funds
Box 5
Minutes
[2 folders]
Box 5
New Black Legend
Box 5
Follow-up
Box 5
Organizations
Box 5
Publications and Subsidies
Box 5
Publications and Subsidies
Box 5
Statement of Purpose
Box 5
Visiting Professor
Box 5
Wardropper, Bruce
Box 5
Cox, I.J.
Box 5
Criticisms
Box 5
Crum, Lewis
Box 5
Cumberland, Charles C.
Box 5
Curtiss, John S.
Box 5
DAL-DAV
Box 5
DAV-DEN
Box 5
DEP-DOB
Box 5
DOC-DUJ
Box 5
DUK-DUL
Box 5
DUM-DUT
Box 5
Dale, William Pratt
Box 5
De Conde, Alexander
Box 5
D'Eca, Raul
Box 5
Department of State
Box 5
Diffie, Bailey
Box 5
Doherty, Mary Louis
Box 5
Doherty Fellowship Recommendations
Box 5
Donoso
Box 5
Duke University Faculty Bylaws Committee, 1961
Box 5
Duke University Graduate School and Council
Box 5
Duke University Library
Box 5
Duke University Press
Box 5
Duke University Faculty Senate
Box 5
Dunbar Temple, Ella
Box 5
Dwire, H.R.
Box 5
EAG-ELL
Box 6
ELP-ENG
Box 6
ENR-EZQ
Box 6
Easterby, J.H.
Box 6
Edens, Hollis
Box 6
Editors, Historical Reviews Espinosa, J. Manuel
Box 6
"Even a Professor"
Box 6
Examinations
Box 6
Extramural Activities
Box 6
FAB-FER
Box 6
FER-FLE
Box 6
FLO-FOX
Box 6
FRA-FUR
Box 6
Fals-Borda
Box 6
Fein, John
Box 6
Few, William P.
Box 6
Flick, Carlos Thomas
Box 6
Fondo de Cultura Economica
Box 6
Ford Foundation
Box 6
Foundations, Fellowships
Box 6
Foundations, Publication Proposals to Forin, Eida Martellozzo
[2 folders]
Box 6
Friede, Juan
Box 6
Fulbright Scholarships
Box 6
Fulbright Screening Committee
Box 6
GAG-GAU
Box 6
GAV-GOE
Box 6
GOH-GRA
Box 6
GRA-GUE
Box 6
GUI-GUZ
Box 6
Gandara
Box 6
"Gauld-Percival Farquhar and the Cuba Railroad, 1900-1903""
Box 6
Geiger, Maynard
Box 6
Gervin, Spencer
Box 6
Gibson, Charles
Box 6
Gil, Carlos
Box 6
Gilbert, Allan H.
Box 6
Gilber, Katherine
Box 6
Gillin, John
Box 6
Applications
Box 7
Correspondence with Dean of Graduate School
Box 7
General information
Box 7
Long-Range Planning Subcommittee 1958-1961
Box 7
Long-Range Planning Subcommittee, Report
Box 7
Long-Range Planning Subcommittee, Reports
Box 7
Abert, James G.
Box 7
Baird, Charles O., 1964
Box 7
Barlow, Norman, 1961
Box 7
Charudhri, M.A., 1964
Box 7
Dallmayr, Winifried, 1961
Box 7
Duly, Leslie, 1965
Box 7
Goff, Richard
Box 7
Gossett, Louise, 1961
Box 7
Halloran, William F., 1965
Box 7
Heggoy, Alf A. , 1963
Box 7
Howell, John, 1963
Box 7
Katzenmeyer, W.G., 1963
Box 7
Hudgins, H.C., 1966
Box 7
Lentriccia, W.H., 1966
Box 7
Lloyd, Peter J., 1962
Box 7
Martin, David, 1962
Box 7
Mathews, Jane Dehart, 1966
Box 7
Pittillo, Robert, 1962
Box 7
Porter, Earl W., 1961
Box 7
Snyder, Donald Paul, 1964
Box 7
Steele, Arthur, 1961
Box 7
Tepaske, John, 1961
Box 7
Turner, Carl, 1965
Box 7
Wellborn, Charles , 1964
Box 7
Wikinson, Harold, 1962
Box 7
Zuber, Richard, 1962
Box 7
Report
Box 7
Travelling Fellowships
Box 7
Subcommittees, minutes, 1959-1960
Box 7
Donathan, Carl Dale
Box 7
Fox, Judy W.
Box 7
Gruber, Ira
Box 7
Haire, Koleen "Kay"
Box 7
Hilty, Hiram
Box 7
Hofstad, Roger
Box 7
Job Offers
Box 7
Lewis, James
Box 8
Miscellaneous
Box 8
Morton, Charles
Box 8
Nunn, Charles F.
Box 8
Prichard, Howard
Box 8
Durden
Box 8
Graduate Studies, Lanning, Inquiries
Box 8
Graduate Studies, Parker
Box 8
Graduate Studies, Tepaske
Box 8
Greene, W.K.
Box 8
Griffin, Charles C. (HAHR)
Box 8
Gross, Paul
Box 8
Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
Box 8
H
[2 folders]
Box 8
Hackett, Charles W.
Box 8
Halsema, James
Box 8
Hamilton, Earl J.
Box 8
Hamilton, William B.
Box 8
Hammond, George P.
Box 8
Hanke, Lewis
[2 folders]
Box 8
Hanna, A.J.
Box 8
Hanson, Simon G.
Box 8
Haring, C.H.
Box 8
Hart, Deryl
Box 8
Harvill, Richard A.
Box 8
Harvin, Harry L.
Box 8
Hasbrouck, Alfred
Box 8
Haywood, Wyndham
Box 8
Health, Education and Welfare
[2 folders]
Box 8
Hendon, Bob and Phyllis
Box 8
Herrero, Miguel E.
Box 8
Herring, H.J.
Box 8
Herring, Hubert
Box 8
Hill, Roscoe R.
Box 8
Hispanic American Historical Review
[2 folders]
Box 9
Hispanic American Historical Review
Box 9
General materials
[3 folders]
Box 9
Graduate Applications, 1964
Box 9
History 128
Box 9
History 231
Box 9
History 232
Box 9
Newsletter
Box 9
Seminar Papers
Box 9
Thesis Topics
Box 9
Vacancies, Latin American
Box 9
History of Ideas in America, First Seminar
Box 9
Hobbs, Marcus
Box 9
Hoffman, Fritz Leo
Box 9
Hollyday
Box 9
Holton, Holland
Box 9
Hoover, Calvin Bryce
Box 9
House
Box 9
Houseknecht, Peter
Box 9
Howard, David
Box 9
Howell, Wilson M.
Box 9
Hussey, Roland Dennis
Box 9
H, Miscellaneous Notes and Papers
Box 9
I
Box 9
I, Correspondence while Hispanic American Historical Review Editor
Box 9
IBM Statements
Box 9
Income Tax
Box 9
Internal Revenue Service
Box 9
J
[2 folders]
Box 10
Jackson, Desmond S.
Box 10
James, Concho Romero
Box 10
Jones, C.K.
Box 10
Johnson, John J.
Box 10
Jordan, Charles E.
Box 10
K
[2 folders]
Box 10
Keith, Alan, Lucas Manuscript Publication Committee
Box 10
Kennecott Lectures
Box 10
Kibre, Adele
Box 10
Kiemen, Mathias
Box 10
King, James F.
[3 folders]
Box 10
Knight, Douglas M.
Box 10
Knox, Norman
Box 10
Konetzke, Richard
[2 folders]
Box 10
Kyle, Joseph B.
Box 10
L
[3 folders]
Box 10
LaBarge, Richard
Box 10
Lanning, Elizabeth
Box 10
Lanning, J.P. (John Patrick)
Box 10
Contributions to Lanning Book Fund
[3 folders]
Box 10
Correspondence and Papers while Editor of Hispanic American Historical Review 1939-44
Box 10
Critiques; Reviews
Box 10
1971 Lima Trip
Box 10
Papers
[2 folders]
Box 10
Diary of trip to Europe, 1926-27
Box 11
Personal-Duke University
[2 folders]
Box 11
Family Matters
Box 11
Honors/Awards/Etc.
Box 11
Mexico
Box 11
Publications
Box 11
Research Council
Box 11
Research Grants, Leaves, Personal Research
Box 11
Vita
Box 11
Lanning, Lacy
Box 11
Lanning, Tate
Box 11
Lanning, Thomas Pickney
Box 11
Laprade, W.T.
Box 11
Lastres, Juan B.
Box 11
Latin-American Conference
Box 11
Latin-American Library Project
[2 folders]
Box 11
Latin-American Persons who should receive free subscriptions
Box 11
Latin American Program
Box 11
Latin Amrican Studies
Box 11
Leal, Ildefonso
Box 11
Learned Societies, Membership Lists
Box 11
Leavitt, Sturgis
Box 11
Lectures, Notes
Box 12
Lecuna, Vicente
Box 12
Leitz, E.
Box 12
Leonard, Irving A.
[2 folders]
Box 12
Library Council
Box 12
Library of Congress
Box 12
Lievsay, John L.
Box 12
Lockey, Joseph B.
Box 12
Long-Rang Planning, Subcommittee on for the Graduate School
Box 12
Louisiana State University Press
Box 12
Luvaas, Jay
Box 12
M
[3 folders]
Box 12
M, Correspondence while Hispanic American Historical Review Editor
Box 12
Macias, Paper
Box 12
Magallon, Tomas
Box 12
Malagon, Dr.
Box 12
Maltby, William
Box 12
Manchester, Allan K.
Box 12
Manuscript materials, The Eighteenth Century Enlightenment in the University of San Carlos de Guatemala and The University in Kingdom of Guatemala, 1955-1956
Box 12
Manuscript materials, children's book
Box 12
Marchant, Alexander
Box 12
Markman, Sidney
Box 12
Martin, P.A.
Box 12
Martinez Duran, Carlos
Box 12
Matthews, Robert
Box 12
Medina, Celia
Box 12
Mendez
Box 12
Metraux, Guy S.
Box 12
Mexican Newsletter
Box 13
Microfilm Orders
Box 13
Microfilm Orders, Library of Congress
Box 13
Microfilm Ordered
Box 13
Miscellaneous
Box 13
Moe, Henry Allen
Box 13
Molina, Adolfo
Box 13
Monterde, Francisco
Box 13
Morison, S.E.
Box 13
Munro, Dana
Box 13
Mc, General Correspondence
Box 13
McNicoll, Robert E.
[2 folders]
Box 13
N
Box 13
N, Correspondence while Hispanic American Historical Review editor
Box 13
Naranjo, Enrique
Box 13
National Archives
Box 13
National City Bank
Box 13
Nelson, Ernest W.
Box 13
News Items
Box 13
Nichols, Lawrence R.
Box 13
Nichols, Madaline
[2 folders]
Box 13
North Carolina Commission
Box 13
Nowell, Charles E.
Box 13
Nuermberger, Gustave A.
Box 13
O
Box 13
O, Correspondence while Hispanic American Historical Review Editor
Box 13
Osborne, Lilly Dejongh
Box 13
Otis, Robert R.
Box 13
Owre, J. Riis
Box 13
Oxford University Press
Box 14
PAB-PHO
Box 14
PIC-POW
Box 14
PRA-PYB
Box 14
P, Correspondence while Editor of Hispanic American Historical Review
Box 14
Personal Correspondence
Box 14
Pacheco, Teresa
Box 14
Pargellis, Stanley
Box 14
Parker, Harold T.
Box 14
Parks, E.T.
Box 14
Parra, Rosario
Box 14
Pattee, Richard
Box 14
Pearse, Arthur S.
Box 14
Pena, Jose de la
Box 14
Personal, Vita
Box 14
Persons interested in Hispanic material
Box 14
Peters, Frank A.
Box 14
Peterson, Harold F.
Box 14
Ph.D's of Duke University
Box 14
PhD. Candidates' Folder
Box 14
Phi Beta Kappa
Box 14
Physioc, John and Willis
Box 14
Piedra, Harry T.
Box 14
Pike, Frederick B.
Box 14
Pine: Role of United State Special Agents in the Development of a Spanish American
Box 14
Policy, 1810-1922
Box 14
Popescu, Oreste
Box 15
Porto, Jose Gonzalez
Box 15
Powell, Benjamin E.
Box 15
Powell, Philip W.
Box 15
Predmore, Richard
Box 15
Prichard, Howard O.
Box 15
Priestley, Herbert I.
Box 15
Professional Meetings
Box 15
Publications Committee
[2 folders]
Box 15
Publication, Lanning, "University and Learning in the Kingdom of Guatemala"
Box 15
Publications, Lists from American Library Service
Box 15
Publishing Projects
Box 15
Q
Box 15
Qunitanar, Emilio
Box 15
Quirk, Robert
Box 15
Quynn, Dorothy Mackay
Box 15
R
[2 folders]
Box 15
R, Correspondence while Hispanic American Historical Review Editor
Box 15
Raup, William
Box 15
Reading Suggestions
Box 15
Recommendations A-Z
Box 15
Reid, John T.
Box 15
Reprint Acknowledgements
Box 15
Reprints and Pamphlets given by authors
Box 15
Reprints, xeroxes of articles
Box 15
Research Council
Box 15
Reyes, Jose Luis
Box 15
Reynolds, Victor
Box 15
Rippy, J. Fred
[2 folders]
Box 15
Robertson, Cora Moore
Box 15
Roberson, James A.
[2 folders]
Box 15
Robertson, W.S.
Box 16
Robredo
Box 16
Rockefeller Foundation
[2 folders]
Box 16
Rockefeller Foundation, Coordinators Materials
Box 16
Rodriguez, Emilio Demorizi
Box 16
Rodriguez, Mario, Paper
Box 16
Rosenwald Fund
Box 16
Ross, Kip
Box 16
Ross, Stanley
Box 16
Rowe, James Burnett
Box 16
Rudiger, Rudolph
Box 16
Rydjord, John
Box 16
Ryle, Walter H.
Box 16
Rubio Mane, J. I.
[3 folders]
Box 16
S
[3 folders]
Box 16
S, Correspondence while Hispanic American Historical Review Editor
[2 folders]
Box 16
Salazar, Gabriel
Box 16
Samayoa, Vincente Diaz
Box 16
Sanchez, Gov. M.
Box 16
Sanford, Terry
Box 16
Savage, Louise
Box 16
Scholes, France
Box 16
Scholes, Walter V.
Box 16
Schuster, Paper
Box 16
Seckinger, Ron Leroy
Box 16
Sensabaugh, Professor
Box 16
Shafer, Boyd C.
Box 16
Sheeler, William
Box 16
Shoaf
Box 16
Shyrock, Richard H.
Box 16
Simpson, Lesley B.
Box 16
Singleton, Marvin K.
Box 16
Skinner-Klee, Jorge
Box 16
Sloan Foundation
Box 16
Sluiter, Engel
Box 16
Smith, Natalie
Box 16
Smith, Robert C.
Box 16
Smith, Robert S.
Box 16
Smithsonian Institution
Box 16
Snellgrove, Harold
Box 16
Social Science Research Council
Box 16
Sociedad Colombista Panamericana
Box 17
Society of American Historians
Box 17
Society of Colonial Wars
Box 17
Southeastern Institute of Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Box 17
Southeastern Roundtable on Latin American Studies
Box 17
Southern Historical Association, Latin American Section
Box 17
Spalding, Hughes
Box 17
Spanish letters to archivists
Box 17
Spanish Missions of Georgia
Box 17
Spanish Project
Box 17
Spengler, Joseph J.
Box 17
Steck, Francis B.
Box 17
Steele, Arthur
Box 17
Steering Committee Stengerg, R.R.
Box 17
Stephenson, Wendell
Box 17
Sterens, Harry
Box 17
Steward, Truman J.
Box 17
Stewart, Watt
Box 17
Stoan, Stephen K.
Box 17
Stockton, Manly
Box 17
Students, Outstanding
Box 17
Student Unrest, Article by Lanning, "The Mounting Anarchy at Duke", 1968
Box 17
Student Unrest, Clippings and Photocopies, 1968-1969
Box 17
Student Unrest, Correspondence and Printed Material
Box 17
Student Unrest, J.L. Meriam Letter
Box 17
Subscribers to the Hispanic American Historical Review
Box 17
T
[2 folders]
Box 17
T, Correspondence while Hispanic American Historical Review Editor
Box 17
Tannenbaum, Frank
Box 17
Tate, Vernon D.
Box 17
Taube, Mortimer
Box 17
Taylor, Orville
Box 17
Thomas, Mary Olive
Box 17
Tepaske, John
Box 17
Tibesar, Antoine
Box 17
Tiempo
Box 17
Tischendorf, A.
Box 17
Torres-Rioseco, Arturo
Box 17
Traveling Fellowships
Box 17
Traveling Fellowships, Reports
Box 17
Tulane-Middle American Research
Box 17
U
Box 18
U, Correspondence while Hispanic American Historical Review Editor
Box 18
United States Government
Box 18
University Bylaws Committee, 1960-1961
[3 folders]
Box 18
University Council Meetings
Box 18
University Council Summaries
Box 18
University in the Kingdom of Guatemala
Box 18
University Long-Range Planning
Box 18
University Microfilms
Box 18
University of North Carolina Press
Box 18
University Research Council
[3 folders]
Box 18
University Travel, Bureau of
Box 18
V
Box 18
V, Correspondence while Hispanic American Historical Review Editor
Box 18
Valencia, Luis Avaria
Box 18
Valle, Rafael Heliodore
Box 18
Van Aken, Mark J.
Box 18
Varela, Aurea
Box 18
Vargas Ubarte, Ruben
Box 18
Vila, Perez
Box 18
W
[2 folders]
Box 18
W, Correspondence while Hispanic American Historical Review Editor
Box 18
Wagner, H.R.
Box 18
Wahlquist, John T.
Box 18
Walker, Maria Lia de
Box 18
Walser, Dick
Box 18
Wannamake, W.H.
Box 18
Warner, Ralph E.
Box 18
Warren, Harris G.
Box 18
Watston, Richard L.
Box 18
Watters, Mary
Box 18
Wharton, G.W.
Box 18
Wheeler, Roderick
Box 18
White, Newman Ivey
Box 18
Whitaker, Arthur P.
[2 folders]
Box 19
Who's Who in America
Box 19
Wilgus, A. Curtis
Box 19
Williams, Mary Wilhelmine
Box 19
Wilson, H.W. Company
Box 19
Wilson, Robert R.
Box 19
Wilson, William J.
Box 19
Wise, Jennings
Box 19
Woodham, John E.
Box 19
Woodlinger
Box 19
Worchester, Donald E.
Box 19
Wright, Almon
Box 19
Wright, Irene
Box 19
Y
Box 19
Yanez, Agustin
Box 19
Z
Box 19
Zavala, Silvio
Box 19
Lecture Notes
Box 20
Drafts of Publications
Box 21
Research Notes
Box 22
Papers on the University of Mexico
Box 22
Notes and Exams while a Student at University of California
Box 22
Lecture Notes
Box 23
Pedro de la Torre, Manuscript
Box 23
Interviews on John Tate Lanning for Dict. Of N.C. Biography
Box 24
Rough Drafts of Publications
Box 24
Transcriptions of Documents
Box 24
Research Notes
Box 24
Lecture notes and course descriptions
Box 25
Lecture notes
Box 26
Receipts from trip to Mexico
Box 26
Miscellaneous papers
Box 26

Historical Note

John Tate Lanning was born in Linwood, N.C. in 1902. He received degrees from Trinity College (A.B., 1924) and the University of California (A.M., 1925, Ph.D., 1928).

A teacher, lecturer, educator, and historian, Lanning began his career at Duke University in 1927. In 1942, he became a full professor, and became a James B. Duke professor in 1961. He was one of the first Guggenheim Fellows in the early 1930s and won several research awards in the field of history. In 1955, Lanning won the Carnegie Fund Prize for his manuscript, The 18th Century Enlightenment in the University of Can Carlos de Guatemala.

Lanning was the managing editor of the Hispanic American Historical Review (1939-1945) and held memberships in the American Historical Association, Phi Beta Kappa, and the Sociedad de Geografia e Historia de Guatemala. He specialized in colonial Hispanic-American history and wrote The Spanish Missions of Georgia(1935) and 10 other works.

A self-proclaimed bibliophile, Lanning regarded the Duke University's Perkins Library as the heart of the university. He was instrumental in developing Perkins Library's book collection on Hispanic America. Upon his death, Lanning was honored with three book funds established in his name: one by the Hanes Foundation of Winston-Salem, N.C. and the other two by his students.

Lanning married Elizabeth B. Williams in 1932 and died in Durham, N.C., on August 15, 1976.

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  • Department of History records. (University Archives, Duke University. )
  • Hispanic American Historical Review records. (University Archives, Duke University. )

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], John Tate Lanning papers, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

Gift; 1977; 77-40.

Gift; 1978; 78-76.

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Processed by University Archives staff

Completed November 2002

Encoded by Emily Glenn, April 2003

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