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Rodney Courtney Loehr papers

Identifier: 746

Scope and Content

The collection contains letters, personal and professional correspondence, speeches and reprints. Professor Loehr's personal student papers are also included in the collection as are materials for three KTCA television series on American military history hosted by Loehr. His involvement with the Civil War Round Table is documented in the collection by his correspondence with other members and a copy of the "Twin Cities Civil War Round Table Publications, Number I. The Civil War in 1861 plus Battlefield Tours," (1962) which consists of articles written by various members of the Civil War Round Table.


  • 1930s-1972


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Use of Materials

Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only.


Requests for permission to quote from the Rodney Courtney Loehr papers should be arranged with the University of Minnesota Archives head.

Biographical Sketch of Rodney Courtney Loehr (1907- )

Rodney Courtney Loehr was born on November 16, 1907 in Albert Lea, Minnesota. He earned his B.A. in 1930, M.A. in 1931 and his Ph.D. in history in 1938, all from the University of Minnesota. He began teaching in the history department as a student assistant in 1936. In 1938, Dr. Loehr was hired as an assistant professor in the department to teach agricultural and American economic history. He retired from the University in 1975.

Dr. Loehr enlisted in the Army in 1942 but could not serve because of poor eyesight. He was appointed as an assistant secretary to the Joint Chiefs of Staff in 1942 and made historian of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 1943-1945. From 1951-1953, he was appointed as Special Historian in the Office of the High Commissioner for Germany to complete a history of the German banking system under the U.S. occupation. He retired from the military in 1961 at the rank of Major. Dr. Loehr served as chairman of the University's ROTC committee from 1961 until 1975.


2 boxes (1.0 linear feet)


Collection contains the papers of Robert C. Loehr, professor of history at the University of Minnesota.


The collection is arranged alphabetically by subject.

Source of acquisition

Collection was deposited in University Archives in 1971 and 1973.

Related Materials in University of Minnesota Archives

Guy Stanton Ford papers

Related Materials at Other Institutions

The Minnesota Historical Societyhas a collection of Rodney C. Loehr papers.

Rodney Courtney Loehr papers, 1930-1972
Carol O'Brien; updated by Karen Spilman
June 1993; January 2005
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