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West Virginia University, symbol of unity in a sectionalized state

Author: William T Doherty; Charles C Wise; Festus P Summers
Publisher: Morgantown : West Virginia University Press, ©2013.
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Details the history of WVU from before its inception as the Agricultural College of West Virginia in 1867 to its expansion and development in the 1980s. This comprehensive history includes an index of people, places and events; photographs and illustrations; and in-depth descriptions of campuses, buildings, colleges, and academic and sports programs. A joint effort between William T Doherty, Jr., a Professor  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William T Doherty; Charles C Wise; Festus P Summers
ISBN: 9781938228391 1938228391
OCLC Number: 867742272
Notes: Reprint. Originally published Morgantown, West Viriginia : West Virginia University Press, 1982.
Description: 1 online resource (1 PDF (xviii, 384 pages) :) : illustrations
Contents: Foreword --
Preface --
List of illustrations --
The Morgantown School, 1867-1945 --
"Add to your faith virtue, and to virtue knowledge" : 1862-1867 --
Yankee centralization to Confederate decentralization : 1867-1885 --
Decentralization to centralization : 1885-1901 --
The inner wickedness of sociology : 1897-1901 --
Conservative management versus "new education" : 1901-1914 --
Almost heaven and almost a university : 1914-1928 --
The heavy hand of politics : 1928-1935 --
Four terms for Roosevelt and four presidents for WVU : 1932-1945 --
The land-grant, compregensive state univsity, 1946-1980 --
A people's university : 1946-1958 --
In sickness and in health, till death do us part; The inviolate university campus : 1946-1958 --
From the banks of the Monongahela to the banks of the Potomac, part I : 1958-1961 --
From the banks of the Monongahela to the banks of the Potomac, part II : 1962-1967 --
Into the university's second century : gadgets and governance : 1967-1977 --
An era of radical change : close encounters with a new kind of student : 1967-1977 --
Into the nineteen eighties --
Notes --
Selected bibliography --
Index --
About the authors.
Responsibility: William T. Doherty, Jr., Festus P. Summers ; foreword by Charles C. Wise.

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Details the history of WVU from before its inception as the Agricultural College of West Virginia in 1867 to its expansion and development in the 1980s. This comprehensive history includes an index of people, places and events; photographs and illustrations; and in-depth descriptions of campuses, buildings, colleges, and academic and sports programs. A joint effort between William T Doherty, Jr., a Professor Emeritus History at WVU and Festus P. Summers, the first University Librarian who passed away before this project was complete, this new edition once again grants access to the diverse and complex elements which shaped the institution.

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