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Bushman, Richard L.

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1931-

Biographical History

Richard L. Bushman (1931- ) is an American historian and college professor.

Richard Lyman Bushman was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, June 20, 1931, the son of a department store executive and was reared in Portland, Oregon. Bushman received his bachelor's, master's, and Ph.D. degrees from Harvard University, where he studied with distinguished early American historian Bernard Bailyn. A member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he served a mission to the American Northeast and Canadian Maritime Provinces. Bushman taught at Harvard, Brigham Young University, Boston University, and the University of Delaware before joining the history faculty at Columbia. During the 2007-08 academic year, Bushman served as Howard W. Hunter Visiting Professor in Studies of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at Claremont Graduate University and held a Huntington Library fellowship. Bushman married fellow historian Claudia Lauper Bushman on August 19, 1955; and they are the parents of four sons (Richard, Karl, Serge, and Ben) and two daughters (Clarissa and Margaret).

Citation:
UPB files, February 3, 2014 (Richard Lyman Bushman; born in Salt Lake City, Utah, June 20, 1931; reared in Portland, Oregon; received his bachelor's, master's, and Ph.D. degrees from Harvard University; served an LDS mission to the American Northeast and Canadian Maritime Provinces; taught at Harvard, Brigham Young University, Boston University, and the University of Delaware and Columbia; served as Howard W. Hunter Visiting Professor in Studies of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at Claremont Graduate University; held a Huntington Library fellowship; married Claudia Lauper Bushman on August 19, 1955; and they are the parents of four sons (Richard, Karl, Serge, and Ben) and two daughters (Clarissa and Margaret))

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Richard L. Bushman and Claudia L. Bushman papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2052
Scope and Contents Collection contains personal and professional papers in addition to other memorabilia from the Bushman family encompassing the years of 1946 to 2012. This includes correspondence, diaries, transcripts, manuscripts, research files, photographs, and printed ephemera. Among the papers are research materials for a project on Mormons in Elkton, Maryland from 1984 to 1985, which includes ward records, journals of local Church members, and interview transcripts. Also includes documentation related...
Dates: 1946-2012

Joseph Fielding Smith Institute for Latter-day Saint History correspondence, 1992-2005

 Sub-Series — Carton: 2, Folder: 46-52
Identifier: MSS 8009 Series 2 Sub-Series 6
Scope and Contents Contains both internal and external correspondence of the Joseph Fielding Smith Institute on topics including publications, symposia, BYU Studies, the Eliza R. Snow project, outreach plans, and Executive Committee correspondence. Also includes Richard Bushman correspondence, chair of the Advisory Committee, relating to symposia and faculty, as well as Derr's correspondence relating to paper publications, symposia, copyrights, personal correspondence, and the transition following the...
Dates: 1992-2005

Jean Vernon Gordon Lauper papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1559
Abstract

Collection of correspondence, diaries and other materials belonging to Jean V. Gordon lauper, 1851-1977.

Dates: 1851-1977

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Collection 2
Archival Object 1
 
Subject
Diaries 2
Publications 2
Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences 1
Church music -- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 1
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 1