Installation of Martin Dewey Whitaker as President of Lehigh University, 1946
Scope and Contents
Contains some correspondence and working papers of the committees charged with making the arrangements for the ceremony, and the programs, which include the texts of the speeches to be given that day which include remarks by Dr. Zay Jeffries, Vice President of General Electric Co.; Eugene Grace, President of the Board of Trustees; Dr. Thurman Delna Kitchin, President of Wake Forest College; Dr. Arthur Holly Compton, Chancellor of Washington University; and Dr. Whitaker.
- Whitaker, Martin Dewey, 1902-1960 (Person)
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Biographical / Historical
Whitaker became president of Lehigh University in 1946, and made renovations to many buildings, including the building of 2 first year residence halls. He also enlarged and rededicated the University Center. He died in office.
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Martin Dewey Whitaker was inaugurated and installed as President of Lehigh University on October 20, 1946. The material here includes working papers, and correspondence of the committee, chaired by Prof. V. F. Larkin, which made the arrangements and copies of the 2 programs used that day.
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- Atomic Engineers
- College presidents
- Compton, Arthur Holly, 1892-1962
- Grace, Eugene G. (Eugene Gifford), 1876-1960
- Jeffries, Zay, 1888-1965
- Kitchin, Thurman Delna, 1885-1955
- Lehigh University. Presidents
- Nuclear engineering
- University presidents
- Whitaker, Martin Dewey, 1902-1960
- Working Papers
- Installation of Martin Dewey Whitaker as President of Lehigh University, 1946
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