Lewis E. Atherton

Lewis E. Atherton

Fellow: Awarded 1941
Field of Study: U.S. History

Competition: US & Canada

Education: University of Missouri

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1941–42:

ATHERTON, LEWIS E.:  Appointed for a study of the political, economic, social and intellectual position and influence of the small town and country merchant in the days of slavery; tenure, twelve months from September 1, 1941.

Born March 1, 1905, Bosworth, Missouri.  Education:  University of Oklahoma, 1923–25; University of Missouri, A.B., 1927, A.M., 1929, Ph.D., 1937.

Instructor in History, 1928–29, Roswell, New Mexico, Military Institute; Instructor in History, 1930–31, St. Joseph, Missouri, Junior College; Instructor in History, 1931–36, Wentworth Military Academy Junior College; Instructor in History, Summers, 1931–35, Assistant Professor, 1936—, University of Missouri.

Publications:  The Pioneer Merchant in Mid-America, 1939. Articles in Missouri Historical Review, Mississippi Valley Historical Review, Library Quarterly, Southwestern Social Science Quarterly, Pacific Historical Review, Kansas Historical Quarterly, Bulletin of the Business Historical Society, Agricultural History. Contributor to Dictionary of American History, Britannica Book of the Year.

Photograph credit: Prawitz Photograph St. Joseph, MO.

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