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University of Connecticut, President's Office Records [George W. Flint, 1898-1901]

 Collection
Identifier: 2002-0024

Scope and Content

The collection consists of photocopies of newspaper clippings documenting public opinion both for and against President Flint.

Dates

  • 1900

Access

The collection is open and available for research.

Restrictions on Use

Permission to publish from these Papers must be obtained in writing from both the University of Connecticut Libraries and the owner(s) of the copyright.

History

George W. Flint was born 2 March 1844 in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. He graduated from Bates College in 1871 and had been connected with educational institutions in New Hampshire and Maine before coming to Connecticut. Prior to becoming president of the Storrs Agricultural College, Flint was associated with the Collinsville, CT, schools.

Flint's tenure marks one of the most controversial in the history of the institution. Difficulties with the faculty, the Grange and agricultural societies and public opinion all combined to force Flint's resignation in 1901.

[A detailed description of the period can be found in The Connecticut Agricultural College beginning on page 98, Dodd Call no. S537.C88 S8 1931.]

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

George W. Flint was born 2 March 1844 in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. He graduated from Bates College in 1871 and had been connected with educational institutions in New Hampshire and Maine before coming to Connecticut. Prior to becoming president, Flint was associated with the Collinsville (CT) schools.

Acquisition Information

These materials have been transferred by the President's Office.

Related Material

Archives & Special Collections has a substantial collection of materials pertaining to the University, its history, administration, faculty, staff and students. For detailed information on these collections please contact the curator or ask at the Reading Room desk.

Title
University of Connecticut, President's Office Records [George W. Flint, 1898-1901]
Status
Published
Author
Archives & Special Collections staff
Date
2002
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, University of Connecticut Library Repository

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