Raymond G. Carey Papers
- Other: 1700-1970
3 Linear Feet (2 legal document boxes, 1 flat box )
Scope and Contents
Biographical / Historical
Raymond Giddens Carey was born February 17, 1901, in Iola, Kansas. He received his bachelor's degree in 1923 from Southwestern College, Winfield, Kansas. He was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship, and attended Hertford College of Oxford University, Oxford, England, from which he received a second bachelor's degree in 1927 and a master's degree in 1931. He received his Ph.D. in 1945 from the University of Chicago.
In 1942, he married Faye Kingsbury of Evansville, Indiana. They had two children, Raymond Carey, Jr., and Cynthia Carey.
Carey came to the University of Denver in 1945. He served as chairman of the University's history department from 1945 to 1958, and was on the faculty until his retirement in 1971. Carey's field of interest was modern European history, with special emphasis on French history, the French Revolution, the Napoleonic era, and English history of the 16th and 17th centuries. Closer to home, he studied the Sand Creek Massacre, which took place in Colorado in 1864. Upon his retirement, he was named Professor Emeritus.
Carey died on November 25, 1972. Two scholarships for history majors, the Raymond G. Carey Memorial Scholarships, were endowed in his memory.
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