1910 TLS from John H. Finley (1863 - 1940) President

1910 TLS from John H. Finley (1863 - 1940) President of the College of the City of New York (with) an Inscribed and Signed Photograph

Price: 125.00 USD

New York City, N.Y: Not Published, 1915. John Huston Finley (1863 - 1940) American educator and journalist, "...selected as president of the City College of New York (CCNY), whose board of trustees was dominated by Democrats. Backed by these trustees, Finley performed at CCNY a transformation similar to the one he had earlier carried out at Knox College, except that in New York there was a greater vocational component to the curricular changes he helped initiate. Also, the relocation of CCNY's main center from East Twenty-third Street to its neo-Gothic campus in upper Manhattan came about during Finley's presidency. He worked tirelessly to raise CCNY's status, to stimulate student pride, and to fight off budget reductions demanded by parsimonius trustees and state officials. Not yet a college known for its student radicalism, pre-World War I CCNY and its largely Jewish student body basked in its president's benign presence. Personal warmth and accessibility were Finley's main assets..." (Marvin E. Gettleman in the ANB); approx. 4" x 5" overall size; edge-chipped, at top left corner and right border, with short closed tear just into the subjects jacket back at closest point; fair to good condition overall. F.

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