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Howard Henry Peckham

Howard Henry Peckham, American librarian, educator. Fellow Society of America Archivists (founding member, member council), American Association State and Local History (president 1954-1956, member council), American, Mississippi Valley history associations, Massachusetts History Society, Bibliographical Society of America, American Antiquarian Society, Adelphic Alpha Pi, Hendersonville Country Club.

Background

  • Peckham, Howard Henry was born on July 13, 1910 in Lowell, Michigan, United States. Son of Herman Algernon and Harriet May (Wilson) Peckham.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts Michigan, 1931. Master of Arts, University Michigan, 1933. Doctor of Letters, Olivet College, 1975.

    Career

    • Chief editorial writer Grand Rapids (Michigan) Press, 1935. Curator manuscripts Clements Library of America History, University Michigan, 1936-1944, lecturer library science, 1942-1946, university war historian, 1943-1944. Director Indiana History Bureau, Indianapolis, 1945-1953, Clements Library, 1953-1977.

      Professor history University Michigan, 1953-1977. Consultant Office Naval History, United States Navy Department, 1966-1978.

    Works

    Religion

    Denomination: Congregationalist

    Membership

    Fellow Society of America Archivists (founding member, member council), American Association State and Local History (president 1954-1956, member council), American, Mississippi Valley history associations, Massachusetts History Society, Bibliographical Society of America, American Antiquarian Society, Adelphic Alpha Pi, Hendersonville Country Club.

    Connections

    • Married Dorothy Koth, July 28, 1936. Children: Stephen Wilson, Angela Zidana (Mistress Thomas Hewett).
    • father: Herman Algernon Peckham
    • mother: Harriet May (Wilson) Peckham
    • spouse: Dorothy Koth
    • children: Stephen Wilson Peckham
    • Angela Zidana Peckham (Mistress Thomas Hewett)
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    Born July 13, 1910
    Died July 6, 1995
    (aged 84)
    Nationality
    • 1931
      University Michigan
    • 1933
      University Michigan
    • 1975
      Olivet College
    • 1935
      Chief editorial writer, Grand Rapids (Michigan) Press
    • 1936 - 1944
      curator manuscripts Clements Library of American History
    • 1943 - 1944
      curator manuscripts Clements Library of American History
    • 1945 - 1953
      director, Indiana History Bureau
      Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
    • 1953 - 1977
      director, Indiana History Bureau
    • 1953 - 1977
      professor, history University Michigan
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