The Massey Lecture Series

The William E. Massey, Sr., Lectures in American Studies at Harvard University have been endowed by an anonymous donor to honor Mr. Massey, the Virginia businessman and philanthropist. Mr. Massey was born in Ansted, West Virginia, in 1909 and attended the University of Richmond. At the age of twenty he began to work for the A.T. Massey Coal Company, and before his retirement in 1977 he served as chief executive officer of the company and chairman of the board. Mr. Massey was president of the Massey Foundation, a private philanthropic organization that supports cultural and educational institutions. He died on February 10, 1987.

WINONA LADUKE, “Climate Change, Indigenous Resistance, and Forging a New Democracy: Thoughts for the Present Moment” (2017)

Linda Greenhouse, “Just a Journalist: Reflections on Journalism, Life, and the Spaces Between” (2015)

Greil Marcus, “Three Songs, Three Singers, Three Nations” (2013) buy from HUP

Gish Jen (2012) buy from HUP

Sally Mann (2011) buy

Eric Foner (2009)

Joan C. Williams (2008) buy from HUP

Eric Hobsbawm, Jayati Ghosh, and Carlos Monsivais (2005)

Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown (2003) buy from HUP

John Demos (2002) buy from HUP

E.L. Doctorow (2000 spring) buy from HUP

Maxine Hong Kingston (2000 fall) buy from HUP

Arthur Miller, Joseph Dorman, Joan Micklin Silver (1999)

Andrew Delbanco (1998 ) buy from HUP

Richard Rorty (1997) buy from HUP

Stephen L. Carter (1995) buy from HUP

Alfred Kazin (1994) buy from HUP

Eugene Genovese (1993) buy from HUP

Gore Vidal (1991) buy

Toni Morrison (1990) buy from HUP

David Brion Davis (1989) buy from HUP

Conor Cruise O’Brien (1987) buy

Lawrence Levine (1986) buy from HUP

Irving Howe (1985) buy from HUP

Eudora Welty (1983) buy from HUP