Johns Hopkins University Half-Century Anniversary Celebration records
- 1924 December-1926 November
- Johns Hopkins University (Organization)
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Collection is open for use.
Conditions Governing Use
0.76 Cubic Feet (2 letter size document boxes)
Biographical / Historical
The Committee decided there were two occasions that warranted commemoration: the installation of Gilman as the first president on February 22 and the beginning of formal instruction in the fall of 1876, which had been marked by an address by Thomas Huxley. Therefore, on February 22, 1926, speeches were given by Michael I. Pupin of Columbia University and others commemorating Gilman's inauguration. On October 22 and 23 a more elaborate celebration took place, which included departmental conferences, a banquet, a garden party, and the formal openings of the Walter Hines Page School of International Relations and the School of Hygiene and Public Health. Several subcommittees were appointed to arrange these events, most notably the Citizen's Committee, appointed by the Governor of Maryland on March 12, 1926.
Scope and Contents
- French, John C. A History of the University Founded by Johns Hopkins. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1946.
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