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21528
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In 1937, William Hayes Ackland approached Duke University and offered to endow an art museum. To receive the endowment, Ackland stipulated that his body, preserved in a sarcophagus must be kept in the museum. This requirement was received by Duke president William P. Few, who negotiated the agreement with Ackland. After both Few and Ackland died in 1940, Duke Trustees decided to back out of the agreement, to the dismay of prominent alumni. As a result of that decision the generous endowment with to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill instead.
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North Carolina Historical Review (NoCar F251 .N892), Vol. 65 Issue 4, Oct 1988, p445-468 , il, por, map, f Periodical Website
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21601
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This article examines the ending and the fallout of the three year struggle at Duke University between President Arthur Hollis Edens and Vice-President of Education Paul Gross. Gross and his allies on the Duke Endowment Fund forced Edens to resign in 1960 after he refused to accept an appointment as chancellor. Gross had previously campaigned against Edens by stating he opposed plans to make Duke a top national school which angered trustees who forced Edens from his post. This situation led to reforms at Duke University that clarified administrative positions and authority, and included the creation of a university provost position.
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21596
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This article examines the administration of Arthur Hollis Edens as president of Duke University from 1949 to 1959. It also looks at his relationship with Paul M. Gross, vice president of Duke's Division of Education. Conflict between the two developed over control of specific aspects of fundraising and the allocation of those funds at the university. While the conflict between the two began in 1956, it wasn't until early 1960 that those disagreements became public.
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26754
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Duke University’s School of Forestry and Environmental Studies will receive $7.67 million from a Georgia timber executive’s bequest. Raymond Sullivan was a native of North Carolina and Duke graduate in business administration. Money from the bequest will provide scholarships, research assistantships and funding for some faculty research.
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Friend of Wildlife (NoCar Oversize SK 431 F74x), Vol. 31 Issue 6, Nov/Dec 1984, p14
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33049
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In December 1924, James Buchanan Duke provided forty-million-dollars to fund advances in education, health care, child care and religion in North and South Carolina. During the sixty years that have passed, the fund has grown to nearly six-hundred-million-dollars. This article discusses the Duke family and their endowment.
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We the People of North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 42 Issue 12, Dec 1984, p32-51, il, por