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John Tate Lanning (1902-1976) was a historian, colonial Latin America scholar, and Duke University Professor of History. This collection includes correspondence, manuscript materials, committee notes, student papers, newsletters, conference materials, curriculum materials, travel diaries, interview transcriptions, and field research notes. Major subjects include the Duke University Department of History, Duke University Research Council, Hispanic American Historical Review, Latin American library resources, student and teaching of Latin American history, research in the social sciences, and Latin American colleges and universities. English.

Contains personal and professional papers relating to John Tate Lanning's career as an educator, historian, and scholar of Latin American history. Types of materials include correspondence, manuscript materials, committee notes, student papers, newsletters, conference materials, curriculum materials, travel diaries, interview transcripts, and field research notes. Includes materials pertaining to Lanning's editorship of the Hispanic-American Historical Review, interactions with the journal's managing editors, Duke University's Research Council, and the Lanning family. Also contains a diary Lanning kept during a research trip in England, Spain, and France, 1926 October-1927 May. Materials range in date from 1926-1976.