History of the Pennsylvania State College

History of the Pennsylvania State College

History of the Pennsylvania State College

History of the Pennsylvania State College

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For some years the alumni of The Pennsylvania State College have been desirous of securing the publication of a history of their Alma Mater. In response to this demand, the Board of Trustees authorized the appointment of a committee to take the matter under advisement, with power to act. The committee consisted of Colonel J. H. M. Andrews, '98, chairman, Judge James Milholland, '11, Mr. Robert Hall Craig, '14, alumni members of the Board of Trustees; and Judge H. Walton Mitchell., '90, Mr. George R. Meek, '90, and Professor A. E. Martin, Head of the Department of History. These gentlemen selected the author to write the history of the College--a trust which he accepted, although not without some misgivings as to the problems involved in such an undertaking. The committee continued to serve in an advisory capacity as the work progressed, and passed upon it when completed. It must be said, however, that the author has been allowed the utmost freedom in writing the book. It follows, therefore, that the imperfections of the work, whether these be in content, interpretation, or form, are not chargeable to the committee . . .

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