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Lee, Michael – History of Education Quarterly, 2008
In the 1890s, the Board of Trustees of the not-yet-built University of Chicago had just elected Rainey Harper to be its first president, and later, he would formally accept the position. Harper left a secure position at Yale University to accept the presidency of a university that was nothing more than an idea, a board of trustees, and the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Research Universities, Christianity, Trustees
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Allmendinger, David F., Jr. – History of Education Quarterly, 1973
Nicholas Murray Butler, G. Stanley Hall, Charles W. Eliot, the respective subjects of three biographies reviewed here, were university presidents whose personal dominance has too often impeded the biographer in his task of objective historical inquiry. (JH)
Descriptors: Biographies, College Administration, Educational History, Higher Education