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Rochester - The Making Of A University

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ROCHESTER The Making of a University JOHN NICHOLS WILD B R A Leader among the Founders IRA HARRIS Chancellor 1850-53 RUSH RHF. ES... Weiterlesen
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ROCHESTER The Making of a University JOHN NICHOLS WILD B R A Leader among the Founders IRA HARRIS Chancellor 1850-53 RUSH RHF. ES President since 1900 MARTIN BREWER ANDERSON President 1853-88 DAVID JAYNK HILL President 1890-96 ROCHESTER The Making of a University By JESSE LEONARD ROSENBERGER Author of Through Three Centuries, The Pennsylvania Germans 3 Rochester and Colgate, etc. With an Introduction by PRESIDENT RUSH RHEES THE UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER ROCHESTER, NEW YORK PREFACE THIS history of the University of Rochester at Rochester, New York, has been prepared primarily for those who are in one way or an other interested in the university and who wish to know somewhat in detail concerning its peculiar ori gin 5 the sound, liberal principles on which it was founded and has been conducted and its develop ment physically and educationally through the first seventy-seven years of its existence. Other persons for whom the volume may have a value are historians and students of higher educational history In America. The index will make the contents readily available for reference purposes. The account given of the origin of the university is supplemental to 5 rather than a du plication of, that in Rochester and Colgate Histori cal Backgrounds of the Two Universities which was published In 1925. JESSE LEONARD RQSENBERGER INTRODUCTION A LL living institutions are growths. Good seed in Jk good ground develops sturdy fruit. This book., JL JLwith its authors earlier study, Rochester and Colgate brings together the results of a painstaking examination of the archives of the University of Rochester and of contemporary records of important events in its history. In this the author has rendered avaluable and most generous service to his alma ma ter 5 for a knowledge of an institutions origins and of its past is of importance for the reason that only in such knowledge can the present be rightly understood or the future intelligently contemplated. Two influences shared in the work of founding the university a desire on the part of residents of the increasingly important region of Rochester and the Genesee Valley for the development in that region of an institution for broad and liberal education, a de sire which took definite though ephemeral form in the charter granted in 1846 to residents of that region by the legislature of the state of New York for a univer sity to be located at Rochester and the desire devel oped at about the same time among many leading members of the Baptist denomination in the state for an institution of broad and liberal education, to be lo cated in some growing city in the central or western portion of the state, which would furnish good soil for the growth and good promise for the support of such an institution. These two desires, joined together. viii INTRODUCTION resulted in the establishment of the University of Rochester in 1850. By its charter the government of the new institution was placed in the hands of a self perpetuating board of trustees, which represented both of the influences which led to the founding of the university. During the first forty years of the life of the uni versity, while citizens of Rochester contributed, and sometimes very generously, to the support of the in stitution, its chief reliance for needed funds was upon the interest and liberality of Baptists throughout the state. Among these special mention may fairly be madeof John B. Trevor, of New York, who was president of the board of trustees from 1 872 to 1 885 and who, at the time of his death in 1 890, was by far the largest contributor to its support With him were associated many friends of the university, both in Rochester and in other parts of the state, without whose generous and repeated assistance the life of the institution during this first period would have been impossible...


Titel: Rochester - The Making Of A University
EAN: 9781406767650
ISBN: 1406767654
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Anzahl Seiten: 356
Gewicht: 453g
Größe: H216mm x B140mm x T20mm
Jahr: 2007
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