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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Howard
Title
HOWARD, Professor Sir Michael (Eliot) (b 1922)
Date(s)
Created 1991
Level of description
collection level (single item)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 file

Context

Administrative / Biographical history

Born in 1922; educated at Christ Church, Oxford; served in Coldstream Guards, 1942-1945; Assistant Lecturer in History, King's College London, 1947; Lecturer, 1950; Lecturer in War Studies, 1953-1961; co-founder of the International Institute for Strategic Studies, 1957; Professor of War Studies, 1963-1968; Visiting Professor of European History, Stanford University, 1967; Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, 1968-1980; Ford's Lecturer in English History, Oxford, 1971; Radcliffe Lecturer, University of Warwick, 1975; Trevelyan Lecturer, Cambridge, 1977; Chichele Professor of History of War, Oxford, 1977-1980; Regius Professor of Modern History and Fellow of Oriel College, Oxford, 1980-1989; Lovett Professor of Military and Naval History, Yale University,1989-93; Emeritus Professor of Modern History, Oxford University since 1989. Publications: The Coldstream Guards, 1920-1946 (with John Hanbury Angus Sparrow) (Oxford University Press, London, 1951; Disengagement in Europe (Penguin Books, Harmondsworth, 1958); Wellingtonian studies (editor) (Wellington College, Wellington, Somerset, 1959); The Franco-Prussian War (Rupert Hart Davis, London, 1961); The theory and practice of war (editor) (Cassell,London, 1965); The Mediterranean strategy in the Second World War (Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, 1967); Studies in war and peace (Maurice Temple Smith, London, 1970); Grand strategy (Vol 4, Official History of the Second World War, Military Series) (HMSO, London, 1971); The continental commitment (Temple Smith, London, 1972); War in European history (Oxford University Press, London, 1976); War and the Liberal conscience (Temple Smith, London, 1978); Restraints on war (editor) (Oxford University Press, London, 1979); The causes of war (Maurice Temple Smith, London, 1983); Clausewitz (Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1983); Strategic deception in World War Two (Pimlico, London, 1990); The lessons of history (Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1991).

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

The Coldstream Guards, 1920-1946 (with John Hanbury Angus Sparrow) (Oxford University Press, London, 1951; Disengagement in Europe (Penguin Books, Harmondsworth, 1958); Wellingtonian studies (editor) (Wellington College, Wellington, Somerset, 1959); The Franco-Prussian War (Rupert Hart Davis, London, 1961); The theory and practice of war (editor) (Cassell, London, 1965); The Mediterranean strategy in the Second World War (Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, 1967); Studies in war and peace (Maurice Temple Smith, London, 1970); Grand strategy (Vol 4, Official History of the Second World War, Military Series) (HMSO, London, 1971); The continental commitment (Temple Smith, London, 1972); War in European history (Oxford University Press, London, 1976); War and the Liberal conscience (Temple Smith, London, 1978); Restraints on war (editor) (Oxford University Press, London, 1979); The causes of war (Maurice Temple Smith, London, 1983); Clausewitz (Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1983); Strategic deception in World War Two (Pimlico, London, 1990); The lessons of history (Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1991).

Placed in the Centre by Howard in 1991.

Content & structure

Scope and content

'A professional autobiography', an account of his life and career, 1922-1989, notably his teaching and research work at King's College London, 1947-1968 and Oxford University, 1968-1989, written in 1991.

System of arrangement

1 file

Conditions of access & use

Conditions governing access

Open, subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification, to include one photographic ID.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Trustees of the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, attention of the Director of Archive Services.

Language/scripts of material

English

Finding aids

This Summary Guide, and published in hard copy in the Centre's reading room.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals
King's College London College Archives

Notes

Note

Compiled Mar 1997

Description control

Rules or conventions

Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997.

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Subjects

  • Academic teaching personnel
  • Documents
  • Educational personnel
  • Higher education institutions
  • Information sources
  • Memoirs
  • People
  • People by occupation
  • Personnel
  • Teachers
  • Universities

Places

  • London, England
  • Oxford, Oxfordshire, England

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