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Edward C. Lathem, 1926-2009



  • Existence: 1926 - 2009

Edward Connery Lathem, Dartmouth class of 1951. Former Dean of Dartmouth College Libraries and Bezaleel Woodward Fellow and Counselor to the President. Lathem received his MLS from Columbia in 1952 and a PhD from Oxford in 1961. He was Director of the Division of Special Collections in Baker Library from 1953-1958; Assistant Librarian from 1958-1960; Associate Librarian, 1960-1968; Librarian of the College, 1968-1978; and Dean of Libraries, 1973-1978. Lathem also served as Executive Director of the Montgomery Endowment at Dartmouth and was a long time fundraiser for the college.

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Daniel Webster letter

Webster Mss 826230.1
Identifier: Mss 826230.1
Content Description Letter announcing that the committee of the judiciary will consider the subject of the New Orleans Navigation Company's canal the following Tuesday at half past nine and inviting the addressee to make a presentation to the committee at that time.

Daniel Webster letter

Webster Mss 837678.1
Identifier: Mss 837678.1
Content Description Letter from Daniel Webster to Mr. Lewis J. Cist, in Cincinnati, Ohio, telling him that he has the pleasure to comply with this autograph collector's request.

Edward C. Lathem papers

Identifier: MS-965
Overview Edward C. Lathem (1926-2009), dean of Dartmouth College Library. Contains correspondence and subject files.

Edward Connery Lathem collection of Robert Frost lectures

Identifier: MS-1012
Overview Edward Connery Lathem, class of '51, Dean of Dartmouth College Libraries and Librarian of the College, Emeritus. Contains transcribed lectures and readings by Robert Frost.