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Indigent Student Fund, 1890 - 1895

 File — Volume: 0229, Item: 012A

Scope and Contents

"Henry Coppee acting President in account with friend for indigent student fund re-examinant fees." "Dr" (students (taking money--debtors) and "Cr" (giving money (mostly professors). Financial aid; needy students

Ledger Indigent Students Fund 1890-1895: This little ledger contains the notations in Henry Coppee’s handwriting regarding the money pledged and given to a fund established by President Coppee to help indigent students finish their studies when the free tuition program ended in January 1892 due to the Panic of 1893. A scholarship program then was put in place. Among the names listed are faculty: Mansfield Merriman, B. W. Frazier, C. L. Doolittle, Severin Ringer, H. W. Harding; alumni: John R. Wagner ME 1885, Edward C. Thurston BS 1896, John S. Griggs,Jr. ME 1891, S. B. Knox CE 1893, Armin Schotte CE 1893, Charles M. Douglas BA 1893; General Doster - a South Bethlehem real estate investor and Robert H. Sayre - a University trustee.


  • 1890 - 1895

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Access Restrictions: Collection housed remotely. Users need to contact 24 hours in advance.


From the Collection: 25 Linear Feet (188 Volumes)


Repository Details

Part of the Lehigh University Special Collections Repository

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