Complete List of Recipients (1945-Present)

Name Degree or honorsort descending Date conferred
Jean Starobinski Litt.D. 05/13/1987
Salo Wittmayer Baron Litt.D. 06/02/1964
Robert Traill Spence Lowell, Jr. Litt.D. 06/03/1969
Meyer Schapiro Litt.D. 05/14/1975
Louise A. Holland Litt.D. 05/16/1979
Dudley Fitts Litt.D. 06/04/1968
Caroline Bynum Litt.D. 05/20/2009
Owen Chadwick Litt.D. 05/18/1977
Frank Sutliff Hackett Litt.D. 06/04/1946
Sir Richard W. Southern Litt.D. 05/19/1982
Richard B. Morris Litt.D. 05/12/1976
Curt F. Buhler Litt.D. 05/14/1980
Padraic Colum Litt.D. 06/03/1958
Helen Hennessy Vendler Litt.D. 05/13/1987
Helen Hayes MacArthur Litt.D. 06/01/1949
Frank Kermode Litt.D. 05/21/2003
Mirra Komarovsky Litt.D. 05/16/1979
Roger Sherman Loomis Litt.D. 06/04/1957
Russell Baker Litt.D. 05/15/1991
Martin Meisel Litt.D. 05/18/2011
David L. Dodd Litt.D. 05/16/1984
Wallace Stevens Litt.D. 06/05/1952
Eric Hobsbawn Litt.D. 05/21/1997
Mark Van Doren Litt.D. 06/01/1960
Bernard Bailyn Litt.D. 05/18/2010
Paul Henry Lang Litt.D. 05/16/1979
Courtney Brown Litt.D. 05/15/1985
Martin Duberman Litt.D. 05/17/2017
Robert McLean Litt.D. 06/03/1947
Sir Richard Winn Livingstone Litt.D. 10/31/1954
Ainslie Embree Litt.D. 05/20/2009
Chang Poling Litt.D. 06/04/1946
Bronislaw Geremek Litt.D. 05/17/1989
Donald Keene Litt.D. 05/21/1997
Robert Livingston Schuyler Litt.D. 10/31/1954
Laurence Tribe Litt.D. 05/22/2013
Barbara Novak Litt.D. 05/16/2007
Chaoying Fang Litt.D. 02/26/1976
Sir Kenneth McKenzie Clark Litt.D. 10/31/1954
William Julius Wilson Litt.D. 05/17/1995
Helen Rogers Reid Litt.D. 06/01/1949
Theda Skocpol Litt.D. 05/18/2015
Julius Held Litt.D. 05/18/1977
Lienche Tu Fang Litt.D. 02/26/1976
Sir George N. Clark Litt.D. 01/11/1954
August Wilson Litt.D. 05/18/2005
Jacques Derrida Litt.D. 04/17/1980
David Rosand Litt.D. 05/21/2014
Arnold Joseph Toynbee Litt.D. 06/01/1949
George Rupp Litt.D. 05/19/1993
Lily Ross Taylor Litt.D. 10/31/1954
Keith Thomas Litt.D. 05/18/2011
Archibald Macleish Litt.D. 10/31/1954
Margarete Bieber Litt.D. 10/31/1954
Edith Porada Litt.D. 05/17/1989
Jonathan Spence Litt.D. 05/16/2007
Jean Franco Litt.D. 09/07/2012
James Marston Fitch Litt.D. 05/14/1980
Oscar Hammerstein Litt.D. 01/11/1954
Herbert Butterfield Litt.D. 06/05/1956
Thomas S. Kuhn Litt.D. 05/15/1991
Bernard Bailyn Litt.D. 05/18/2010
Sir Victor S. Pritchett Litt.D. 05/17/1978
Dino Bigongiari Litt.D. 06/01/1954
Ernest Nagel Litt.D. 06/01/1971
Otto Luening Litt.D. 05/13/1981
Wm. Theodore de Bary Litt.D. 05/19/1994
Mitchell I. Ginsberg Litt.D. 05/14/1986
Marjorie Hope Nicolson Litt.D. 06/04/1963
Mary D. Leakey Litt.D. 05/15/1991
Kenneth Wallace Colegrove Litt.D. 06/05/1945
Lawrence A. Cremin Litt.D. 05/14/1975
Robert Silvers Litt.D. 05/21/2014
Margaret Clapp Litt.D. 06/05/1956
Stella Kramrisch Litt.D. 05/15/1985
Douglas Southall Freeman Litt.D. 06/05/1945
Arthur Oncken Lovejoy Litt.D. 06/07/1951
Lillian Hellman Litt.D. 05/12/1976
Erwin Panofsky Litt.D. 06/01/1965
Betty Friedan Litt.D. 05/19/1994
Arthur Danto Litt.D. 05/19/2004
Gilberto De Mello Freyre Litt.D. 10/31/1954
Lynn Thorndyke Litt.D. 10/31/1954
Joan Didion Litt.D. 05/22/2002
Rene Wellek Litt.D. 06/04/1968
Ryusaku Tsunoda Litt.D. 10/06/1962
Jorge Luis Borges Litt.D. 04/06/1971
Gabriela Mistral Litt.D. 10/31/1954
Yu-lan Fung Litt.D. 09/10/1982
Paul Ricoeur Litt.D. 05/13/1981
Natasha Trethewey Litt.D. 05/21/2014
Roberto Gonzalez-Echevarria Litt.D. 05/22/2002
Ivan Mestrovic Litt.D. 06/05/1956
Henry Graff Litt.D. 05/18/2005
Robert K. Merton Litt.D. 05/15/1985
Edward LaRocque Tinker Litt.D. 06/04/1963
Shmuel Yosef Agnon Litt.D. 06/06/1967
C. Lowell Harriss, posthumous Litt.D. 05/18/2010
William York Tindall Litt.D. 05/17/1978
Eli Ginzberg Litt.D. 05/19/1982

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