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archivist , History educator

Thomas Douglas Hamm, American archivist, history educator. Recipient O'Kell Teaching prize Indiana University, 1981; Butler University scholar, 1978; Phi Kappa Phi graduate fellow, 1979; Indiana History Society research fellow, 1982.


Hamm, Thomas Douglas was born on January 8, 1957 in New Castle, Indiana, United States. Son of James Stewart and Lois Diane (Knotts) Hamm.


Bachelor, Butler University, 1979. Master of Arts, Indiana University, 1981. Doctor of Philosophy, Indiana University, 1985.


Editorial assistant, Journal American History, Bloomington, Indiana, 1981-1984;visiting assistant professor, Indiana U., Indianapolis, 1985-1987;archivist, associate professor of history, Earlham College, Richmond, Indiana, since 1987. Consultant Conner Prairie, Noblesville, Indiana, since 1990, Historic Landmarks ofInd., Indianapolis, since 1992, Henry County History Society, New Castle, since 1985.


  • Avocations: genealogy, reading, antiques.



Member executive committee Indiana Yearly Meeting of Friends, Muncie, 1992—1993, since 2002. Chairman genealogical public committee Indiana History Society, Indianapolis, 1992—1995, member library committee, 1995—2001. Member Organization American Historians, American History Association, American Society Church History, Conference of Quaker Historians and Archivists (convener 1988-1990, 2000-2006), Indiana Association Historians (executive board 1990-1992, president-elect 1995, president 1995-1996), Society Indiana Archivists (president 1994-1995, 2008-2009), Indiana Library. and History Board (president 1990—2009), Pendle Hill (board trustees).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: genealogy, reading, antiques.


Married Mary Louise Reynolds, May 12, 1984.

James Stewart Hamm

Lois Diane (Knotts) Hamm

Mary Louise Reynolds