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Guide to the Papers of Walter H. Lillard, circa 1880 - 1945Manuscript MS-1159

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Guide to the Papers of Walter H. Lillard, circa 1880 - 1945

Call Number:

Manuscript MS-1159

Collection Dates:

circa 1880 - 1945

Size of Collection:

1 box (0.5 linear ft.)


Walter H. Lillard (1881-1967), educator. Dartmouth College Class of 1905. Consists of correspondence, clippings, family photographs, a year book, personal documents and manuscripts entitled "Memorable Men of my Time".

Access to Collection:


Use & Access

The materials represented in this guide may be accessed through the Rauner Special Collections Library at Dartmouth College. Rauner Library is located in Webster Hall. The materials must be used on-site and may not leave Rauner Library.

Rauner Special Collections Library is open to the public and in most cases no appointment is necessary. The exception is in the case of materials stored off site for which there may be a delay of up to 48 hours in retrieval. Please consult the Access to Collection statement below or contact Rauner Reference.

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Publication & Use

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Introduction to the Collection

The papers of Walter H. Lillard consist of correspondence, clippings, photographs, and a year book. In addition, they contain manuscripts detailing his acquaintance and involvement with important people and events of his time. The manuscript entitled "Memorable Men of My Time (whose trails I have crossed)," includes accounts of Presidents Taft, Roosevelt and McKinley, Thomas Edison, Winston Churchill, Admiral Nimitz, John Philip Sousa and William Jewett Tucker.


Walter Huston Lillard was born on Nov. 20, 1881 in Paris, Illinois. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1905. After spending a year at Oxford University in England he returned to Dartmouth to pursue his AM degree while coaching Dartmouth's football team. From 1907 to 1916 he was an instructor and assistant headmaster at Phillips Academy, Andover. In 1916 he became headmaster at Tabor Academy in Marion, Ma. Lillard was active in the town affairs of Cohasset, Ma., serving as Civil Defense director, chairman of the Red Cross chapter and a member of the board of library trustees and school building committee. In 1945 he was appointed American field representative in Vienna, Austria, where he worked with the Intergovernmental Committee of Refugees. In addition, he contributed to the organizing of the Sea Scout branch of the Boys Scouts of Americas, whose acting national director he was in 1921, and on whose national committee he served. He was also the president of the Dartmouth Alumni Association of Southern Massachusetts and chairman of the international Schoolboy Fellowship which he had originated and whose aim it was to develop friendly relations with schools abroad. Walter Lillard died July 2, 1967 at the age of 85.

Box & Folder List

Box: 1, Dates: circa 1880-1949

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Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, "Fore 'n' Aft," Tabor Academy Year Book, 1933
  • Folder: 2, Photographs of Lillard and Hazen family, circa 1880-1940
  • Folder: 3, Articles on W.H. Lillard, circa 1950-2005
  • Folder: 4, Correspondence, passport, birth certificate and ephemera of W.H. Lillard, 1899-1949
  • Folder: 5, "Ted Babbitt, Ernest Bradley Watson, Edward S. Wilson" by W.H. Lillard, typescript with clippings, undated
  • Folder: 6, "James E. West and the Sea-scouts" by W.H. Lillard, typescript with correspondence and clippings, undated
  • Folder: 7, "Two Shippers (Cpt. John Carlson, James A. Lewis)" by W.H. Lillard, typescript with clippings, undated
  • Folder: 8, "Paris to Vienna" by W, H. Lillard, typescript with correspondence, undated
  • Folder: 9, "My Tabor Trustees (Bushnell, Dexter, Hadley, Goodspeed, Kason, Gardner, Evans)" by W. H. Lillard, typescript with photographs, clippings and ephemera, undated
  • Folder: 10, "Two Men Who Won the Distinguished Service Medal (Henry L. Stimson, Walter, Dill Scott)" by W.H. Lillard, typescript with correspondence and clippings, undated
  • Folder: 11, "Men I Have Met (McKinley, Taft, Roosevelt, Leopold II, Edison, Beebe, Saltonstall)" by W.H. Lillard, typescript with photographs, clippings and correspondence, undated
  • Folder: 12, "Men I Have Met (Churchill, Tucker, Pershing, Nimitz, Ames, Bullitt)" by W.H. Lillard, typescript with photographs and clippings, undated

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