The Sir Norman Angell Memorial Lectures digital collection provides full-text online access to 6 published lectures dating from 1968 to 1973 from the Sir Norman Angell Memorial Lecture series held at Ball State University. In addition to the published lectures available in this collection, additional Sir Norman Angell Memorial Lecture publications were made available in the Conspectus of History, publication of the Ball State University Department of History.
The lecture series, named after British politician, author, journalist, and lecturer Ralph Norman Angell Lane, brought noted intellectuals, statesmen, and diplomats to Ball State University to lecture on the subjects of peace and diplomacy.
Angell was a friend of Ball State and of Robert LaFollette, former social science department head at Ball State from 1921 to 1961. In 1961, LaFollette negotiated with Sir Norman Angell for the statesman's personal papers and library to be donated to Ball State. On April 13, 1966, shortly before his death on October 7, 1967 at the age of 94, Angell received an honorary degree from Ball State University.
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