Complete List of Recipients (1945-Present)

Name Degree or honorsort descending Date conferred
Andrea Elliott 05/18/2015
Anthony S Fauci 05/18/2015
Miloš Forman 05/18/2015
David Levering Lewis 05/18/2015
Albert Louis Sachs 05/18/2015
Amanda M Burden 05/17/2016
Zhu Chen 05/17/2016
Robert Darnton 05/17/2016
Ban Ki-Moon 05/17/2016
Susan Meiselas 05/17/2016
Robert Owen Paxton 05/17/2016
Tracy K Smith 05/17/2016
M. Joseph Folliet L.H.D. 01/11/1954
William Jansen L.H.D. 07/01/1954
Harry Austryn Wolfson L.H.D. 06/02/1970
Julie Taymor L.H.D. 05/19/1999
Rene d'Harnoncourt L.H.D. 06/03/1958
The Reverend George B. Ford L.H.D. 01/11/1954
Dalai Lama (Tenzin Gyatso) L.H.D. 04/26/1994
Susan Sontag L.H.D. 05/19/1993
Frederick Ernest Johnson L.H.D. 07/01/1954
Alfred Hamilton Barr, Jr. L.H.D. 06/03/1969
Myres Smith McDougal L.H.D. 01/11/1954
Elizabeth Diller L.H.D. 05/16/2018
Danny Kaye, posthumous L.H.D. 05/13/1987
Ralph Emerson McGill L.H.D. 05/15/1963
Aaron Copland L.H.D. 06/01/1971
Gerard Piel L.H.D. 06/05/1962
Laurence Sickman L.H.D. 05/18/1977
Cicely Tyson L.H.D. 05/21/2014
Thurman W. Van Metre L.H.D. 01/11/1954
Nadine Gordimer L.H.D. 05/18/1988
King Paul I of the Hellenes L.H.D. 11/02/1953
Harold L. Reeve L.H.D. 01/11/1954
Louis M. Hacker L.H.D. 06/06/1972
Douglas Stuart Moore L.H.D. 06/04/1963
Eveline Mable Burns L.H.D. 06/03/1969
Jacob Viner L.H.D. 06/01/1954
Xu Bing L.H.D. 05/18/2010
Roy Blough L.H.D. 01/11/1954
John H. Fischer L.H.D. 06/02/1964
Kenneth Chenault L.H.D. 05/17/2006
Alfred Hitchcock L.H.D. 06/06/1972
Carl Friedrich L.H.D. 01/11/1954
Theresa Helburn L.H.D. 01/11/1954
Willard Vinton King L.H.D. 06/01/1954
Lauren Bacall L.H.D. 05/20/1998
Alfred L. Kroeber L.H.D. 06/02/1953
George Balanchine L.H.D. 05/16/1973
Lionel Charles Robbins L.H.D. 06/01/1954
Joseph Stancliffe Davis L.H.D. 06/01/1954
Thelma Golden L.H.D. 05/16/2018
Philip Roth L.H.D. 05/13/1987
David M. Heyman L.H.D. 01/11/1954
Erich Leinsdorf L.H.D. 06/06/1967
William Carr L.H.D. 07/01/1984
Frank Hyneman Knight L.H.D. 10/31/1954
Andrew W. Cordier L.H.D. 12/19/1969
Judith Jamison L.H.D. 05/17/2000
Pearl Anderson Wanamaker L.H.D. 07/01/1954
Frank Charles Laubach L.H.D. 06/02/1953
Sir Dennis H. Robertson L.H.D. 06/01/1954
Anna M. Rosenberg L.H.D. 06/05/1952
James Reston L.H.D. 04/15/1963
John M. Gaus L.H.D. 01/11/1954
John Hermann Randall, Jr. L.H.D. 06/04/1968
Mikhail Baryshnikov L.H.D. 05/15/1985
Henry Harrington Hill L.H.D. 07/01/1954
Pablo Casals L.H.D. 04/13/1970
J. A. Mattfeld L.H.D. 05/12/1976
Shinzo Koizumi L.H.D. 06/01/1954
Alfred A. Knopf L.H.D. 06/02/1959
Gunner Carl Myrdal L.H.D. 06/01/1954
Alva Reimer Myrdal L.H.D. 06/01/1965
Thomas H. Briggs L.H.D. 01/11/1954
Charlotte Haxall Noland L.H.D. 06/03/1958
Henry Beetle Hough L.H.D. 05/17/1978
Maya Lin L.H.D. 05/17/2006
Isabel Maitland Stewart L.H.D. 07/01/1954
Tenzin Gyatso (Dalai Lama) L.H.D. 04/26/1994
Ingvar Svennilson L.H.D. 01/11/1954
Simon Smith Kuznets L.H.D. 06/01/1954
John Usher Monro L.H.D. 06/03/1969
K. C. Wheare L.H.D. 01/11/1954
Bertil Ohlin L.H.D. 06/01/1954
Lyman Bryson L.H.D. 07/01/1954
Maurice Sendak L.H.D. 05/20/1998
Gaston Berger L.H.D. 06/04/1957
Wilhelm Roepke L.H.D. 06/01/1954
Pierre Donzelot L.H.D. 10/31/1954
William Black L.H.D. 10/20/1967
Katharine Houghton Hepburn L.H.D. 05/13/1992
Fernando Ortiz L.H.D. 10/31/1954
Eudora Welty L.H.D. 05/19/1982
George Adolphe Salles L.H.D. 01/11/1954
Temple Hoyne Buell L.H.D. 05/14/1986
Madeleine Borg L.H.D. 06/07/1951
Harrison R. Steeves L.H.D. 06/06/1972
Zaha Hadid L.H.D. 05/18/2005
Lester B. Granger L.H.D. 06/01/1954

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