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Professor W. Stull Holt Military History Endowment

W. Stull Holt

The purpose of the Endowment is to provide support for the purchase of books, periodicals, sets of collected works, facsimiles of manuscripts, electronic products, and other information formats in military history.

Dr. W. Stull Holt was chairman of the History Department at the University of Washington from 1940 to 1954. He continued at the UW as a professor until his retirement in 1967.

Holt was born in New York City in 1896 and died in Seattle on October 12, 1981. In 1917 he joined the American Ambulance Field Service as a driver during WWI. Later he joined the American Air Service and received his pilot commission as a 1st Lieutenant. Dr. Holt received his B.A. from Cornell University in 1920. Subsequently he received an MA from George Washington University in 1923 and a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University in 1926.

Dr. Walter L. Berg created this endowment to honor his professor and friend, Dr. W. Stull Holt. Professor Berg received his MA from the University of Washington in 1948. He continued his graduate education under the direction of Professor W. Stull Holt and was awarded his Ph.D. in history in 1957.

He had an enduring friendship with Professor Holt until Holt's death in 1981.