Guide to the Lambert Armour Shears Papers, 1912-1959
Lambert Shears was a professor in the Department of Germanic Languages and Literature at Duke University from 1927-1959. The collection includes syllabi, exams, lecture notes, as well as Shears’ graduate student papers from Columbia University and ranges in date from 1912-1959.
- Record Group
- Lambert Armour Shears papers
- Shears, Lambert Armour, 1890-1962
- 0.5 Linear Feet, 300 Items
- David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
- Material in English
Shears’ collection includes lecture and research notes from his years as a graduate student and professor, final exams given at Duke, and papers written while a graduate student at Columbia. The collection ranges in date from 1912-1959.
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Collection is open for research.
Use & Permissions
Copyright for Official University records is held by Duke University; all other copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
How to Cite
[Identification of item], Lambert Armour Shears Papers, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
Lambert A. Shears was born in 1890 in New York City. He received his B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Columbia University in 1912, 1914 and 1922, respectively. Before arriving at Duke in 1927, Shears taught at Columbia University, Wesleyan University, Ohio State University and the University of Michigan. He taught in the Department of Germanic Languages and Literature. He retired from Duke in 1959, and in 1960-61 served as visiting faculty at Wake Forest College. He died in 1962.
- News Service Biographical Files, 1960-2004. (Duke University Archives.)
- Vollmer (Clement) Papers, 1898-1983. (Duke University Archives. )
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The Lambert Armour Shears Papers were received by the University Archives as a transfer in 1994.
Processed by Jessica Wood, January 2007
Encoded by Sherrie Bowser, June 2006
Accession A94-101 is described in this finding aid.