Born to Elwood Carl Lampe and Verna Marcella Lampe in Storm Lake, Iowa.
Graduates cum laude from Buena Vista College with a Bachelor of Arts.
Marries Ruth Elaine Eickstaedt.
Earns a Master of Arts from University Nebraska and teaches as an instructor at Bemidji State College, Bemidji, Minnesota.
Teaches as an instructor at Buena Vista College.
Teaches as an instructor at The University of Nebraska–Lincoln.
Earns a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Nebraska
Teaches as an assistant professor at the State University of New York (SUNY) College at Buffalo.
Earns a summer research grant from (SUNY) College at Buffalo.
Teaches as an associate professor at the SUNY College at Buffalo.
Establishes Western New York Medievalists and serves as director.
Teaches as a full professor at the SUNY College at Buffalo.
Receives a National Endowment of the Humanities from Duke University.
Serves on the board of directors of the Faculty-Student Association at SUNY College at Buffalo.
Serves on the board of directors of White Pine Press in Fredonia, New York.
Serves as editor of “The Legend of Being Irish” and “The 15th Century.”
Serves as editor of “An Occasion of Sin.”
Named a professor emeritus at SUNY College at Buffalo and writes the collection of poems “The Trees Walked.”
Ruth Elaine Lampe dies.
Publishes a book of poems called “Close to the Bone”