Robert B.D. Hartman

Historian

Robert B.D. Hartman, Academies historian and archivist, is a native of Virginia. He came to Culver in 1958, intending to fulfill a promise to his father that he would stay in his first teaching job for two years. He retired in 1994 after 36 years, having considered his pledge honored. Retirement was short-lived, however, and he returned to work as historian and archivist in 2000.

 

Hartman has authored a number of books including Pass in Review, Culver: A Century in the Making; Boots and Saddles, the History of the Black Horse Troop; The Grand Parade, A Collection of Historical Vignettes, and most recently Lest We Forget: Two Great Wars and the Years Between. He has also the reminiscences of General Leigh Gignilliat and Colonel Robert Rossow. Hartman is a frequent guest of Culver Clubs throughout the nation and has spoken to alumni groups in more than 25 cities.

 

Originally a member of the History Department, Hartman has followed a varied Culver path: Counselor, Dean of Admissions, Alumni Director, Special Assistant to the President, and Executive Secretary to the Centennial Commission.

 

He holds degrees from the College of Charleston, the University of Virginia, and Indiana University.

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