Williams, T. Harry (Thomas Harry), 1909-1979

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From the description of Reminiscences of T. Harry Williams : oral history, 1969. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122440853

From the description of Reminiscences of T. Harry Williams : oral history, 1965. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122574197

A native of Wisconsin, T. Harry Williams began his teaching career at the University of Wisconsin in 1936, and continued at the University of Omaha until 1941, when he accepted a position on the faculty of Louisiana State University. A distinguished historian, prolific writer, and dynamic lecturer, T. Harry Williams taught American history at LSU from 1941 until his retirement in 1979. He was active in several historical associations and the recipient of many professional honors and awards.

He was appointed a Boyd Professor of History in 1953, and authored more than fifteen books before his death. He developed the new research technique of oral history for his book HUEY LONG, a publication which won him much acclaim and for which he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award.

He married Estelle Skolfield in 1952, who later assisted him in his research and after his death in July 6, 1979, supervised the publications of his last two books.

From the description of T. Harry Williams papers, 1775, 1861-1980. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 256095795

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Hesseltine, William Best, 1902-1963. Papers, 1856-1964. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Wendell Holmes Stephenson Papers, 1820-1968 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Byrd, Winnie Evans,. Winnie Evans Byrd oral history interview, 1993. Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
referencedIn Wilkinson, Horace, 1941-. Horace Wilkinson IV oral history interview, 2000. Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
referencedIn Reilly, Robert M. Robert M. Reilly papers, 1955-1996. Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
creatorOf Aldrich, Ella V. (Ella Virginia), 1902-1982. Ella V. Aldrich Schwing papers, 1921-1973. Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
referencedIn Confederate States of America flag, circa 1970s. Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
referencedIn Staples, John, 1924-. John Staples oral history interview, 1996. Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
referencedIn Williams, Estelle Skolfield,. Estelle Skolfield Williams oral history interview, 1994. Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
referencedIn Brown & Haley Lecture Series, 1953-2012 University of Puget Sound Archives
referencedIn Baldwin, Hanson Weightman, 1903-1991. Hanson Weightman Baldwin papers, 1900-1988 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Donald, David Herbert, 1920-2009,. [Collection of books from the library of David Herbert Donald] 1860-2007. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
referencedIn William D. Metz Collection William D. Metz Collection 1946-1982 University of Rhode Island Library Special Collections and Archives Unit
creatorOf Williams, T. Harry (Thomas Harry), 1909-1979. Reminiscences of T. Harry Williams : oral history, 1965. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Williams, T. Harry (Thomas Harry), 1909-1979. Reminiscences of T. Harry Williams : oral history, 1969. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Inventory of the Everette B. Long Papers Ragan MSS 00080., 1949-1981 Cushing Memorial Library,
creatorOf Williams, T. Harry (Thomas Harry), 1909-1979. T. Harry Williams papers, 1775, 1861-1980. Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
referencedIn J. G. Randall and Ruth Painter Randall Papers, 1779-1970, (bulk 1916-1970) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn T. Harry Williams photographs, circa 1970s. Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
referencedIn Randall, J. G. (James Garfield), 1881-1953. J.G. Randall and Ruth Painter Randall papers, 1779-1970 (bulk 1916-1970). Library of Congress
referencedIn McMullan, T. N. (Theodore Newton), 1908-2000,. Theodore McMullan oral history interview, 1992. Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
referencedIn William Baskerville Hamilton Papers, 1700-1975 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
creatorOf Sandburg, Carl, 1878-1967. Letters of tribute to Carl Sandburg [manuscript], 1951-1952. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Bozeman, Harley B., 1891-1971. Harley B. Bozeman papers, 1840-1941, 1952-1969. Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
referencedIn Hanson Weightman Baldwin papers, 1900-1988 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
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Louisiana
United States
United States
United States
Subject
Pulitzer Prizes
Historiography
Historians--Interviews
National Book Awards
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Historians--Louisiana
Educators--Louisiana
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Birth 1909-05-19

Death 1979-07-06

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