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Stilwell, Lewis Dayton, 1891-1963



Lewis Dayton Stilwell was born July 14, 1891 in Syracuse, New York. He graduated from Amherst College in 1913 and he receives his M.A. degree from Harvard University. In 1916, Stilwell joined the Dartmouth faculty and except for service with the Army Medical Corps during World War I, remained at the College until 1959. In addition to history, Stilwell taught courses in citizenship, industrial society, military science and the social sciences. His most popular course, History 25, became known as "Battle -A-Day" because it covered the strategy and events of the United States' most important battles. Stilwell was a member of the American Historical Association, Phi Beta Kappa, and Phi Kappa Psi, Massachusetts Alpha. He served as advisor to the Dartmouth Chapter of Phi Kappa Psi for many years. After his retirement in 1959, Stilwell became famous in the Upper Valley for his "Battle Night" radio series. He died on April 5, 1963 in White River Junction, Vermont.

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Lewis Stillwell papers

Identifier: ML-46
Date(s): undated

Lewis Stilwell (1891-1963), professor of history at Dartmouth College. The collection contains teaching materials, manuscripts, radio script, correspondence, printed material, photographs, maps, reports and a scrapbook, The material documents his teaching career at Dartmouth and his "Battle Night" radio series.

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