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Vernon Lidtke papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0571
Vernon L. Lidtke (born 1930) was a Johns Hopkins professor of History. Collection consists of material dating from 1948 to 2005, including correspondence (which makes up the bulk of the collection), criticism, and files related to professional speeches and publications.

Dates

  • 1948-2005

Creator

Language of Materials

This collection contains materials in English and German.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is housed off-site and requires 48-hours' notice for retrieval. Contact Special Collections for more information.

This collection is open for use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.

Extent

5.68 Cubic Feet (4 record center cartons, 1 letter half-size document box, 1 legal size document box)

Biographical / Historical

Vernon L. Lidtke was born in 1930 in South Dakota. He studied at the University of Oregon and completed his M. A. in History there. He enrolled at the University of California for his doctoral work, which he completed in 1962. While a Ph.D. candidate, he received a Fulbright graduate student research fellowship. In 1962, he accepted a temporary appointment at Michigan State University. In 1968, he moved to Johns Hopkins University, where he taught until his retirement. He was the Chair of the Department of History from 1975 to 1979. He received a number of fellowships during his professional career, including one for the Max-Planck-Institut für Geschichte in Göttingen in 1996.

Source: Stark, G. D. & Stokes, L. D. (2004). Vernon Lidtke: A tribute. Central European History, 37 (2), 189-201.

Scope and Contents

Collection consists of material dating from 1948 to 2005, including correspondence (which makes up the bulk of the collection), criticism, and files related to professional speeches and publications.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was gifted to the University by Vernon L. Lidtke on 11 December 2001.

Appraisal

Deaccessioned student files kept by Lidtke in November 2017 because material was out of scope.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Rosemary Spellman in 2011. Finding aid prepared by Kelly Spring on 18 October 2011.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
The Sheridan Libraries
Special Collections
3400 N Charles St
Baltimore MD 21218 USA