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William Rainey Harper and the Establishment of the New University, 1892–1906

John W. Boyer

in The University of Chicago: A History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226242514
eISBN:
9780226242651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226242651.003.0003
Subject:
Education, History of Education

This chapter describes the founding of the new University by William Rainey Harper. It explores the innovative new organization of the University, its curriculum and administrative management, the ... More


The University of Chicago: A History

John W. Boyer

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226242514
eISBN:
9780226242651
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226242651.001.0001
Subject:
Education, History of Education

This book is a history of the University of Chicago, from its first founding in 1857 through its re-founding in 1890 till today. It presents the story of the emergence and growth of a complex ... More


The Making of a Curricular Tradition

Donald N. Levine

in Powers of the Mind: The Reinvention of Liberal Learning in America

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226475530
eISBN:
9780226475783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226475783.003.0004
Subject:
Education, Philosophy and Theory of Education

University of Chicago founder William Rainey Harper became the first American university president to make research the primary concern of an academic institution. He also wanted to link the ... More


Watch the Dinosaur Shrink!

in The Second Jurassic Dinosaur Rush: Museums and Paleontology in America at the Turn of the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226074726
eISBN:
9780226074733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226074733.003.0010
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In mid-June 1901, while Elmer Riggs was away in Colorado collecting his dinosaur, officers at the University of Chicago were celebrating their tenth convocation with great fanfare, an occasion that ... More


Letter to Paul Carus (1897)

Jeff Wilson, Tomoe Moriya, and Richard M. Jaffe (eds)

in Selected Works of D.T. Suzuki, Volume III: Comparative Religion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520269170
eISBN:
9780520965355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520269170.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter contains D. T. Suzuki's letter to Paul Carus, written on September 14, 1897. In his letter, Suzuki describes his frequent attendance at Christian churches while he was in Chicago and ... More


The Low-Church Idea of a University

George M. Marsden

in The Soul of the American University Revisited: From Protestant to Postsecular

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
August 2021
ISBN:
9780190073312
eISBN:
9780190073343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190073312.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, History of Christianity

William Rainey Harper, founder of the University of Chicago, was an accomplished biblical scholar who convinced John D. Rockefeller Sr. that Baptists needed a great university. While Harper ... More


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