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The oldest natural science research institution and museum in the Americas, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia was founded in 1812 "for the encouragement and cultivation of the sciences, and the advancement of useful learning." Since the founding of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, there have been twenty-eight presidents and five acting presidents (please see additional note for a complete list of Academy presidents). From 1937 to 1995, there were four pre...
Barry Morris Goldwater (January 2, 1909 – May 29, 1998) was an American politician, businessman, and author who was a five-term Senator from Arizona (1953–1965, 1969–1987) and the Republican Party nominee for president of the United States in 1964. Despite his loss of the 1964 presidential election in a landslide, Goldwater is the politician most often credited with having sparked the resurgence of the American conservative political movement in the 1960s. He also had a substantial impact on the...
Beutel was the head of the Texas Division in the 1940s for Dow Chemical Company. (This information is from the donor form.) From the description of Plat of Mount Pleasant [Mich.] property, Dow Chemical Company, showing well location, 1918. (Clarke Historical Library). WorldCat record id: 256867304 Dow Chemical Company was founded by Herbert H. Dow in 1897. Headquartered in Midland, Michigan, the company was initially founded upon a method invented by Dow for extracting bromi...
In 1919 Edward Bushnell was appointed publicity agent for the University of Pennsylvania. His appointment began a long and expanding effort at public relations at the University. In 1954 the Department of Public Relations expanded its work to include two new units, Motion Picture Services and the Office of Radio and Television. These two offices operated until 1975 when they were phased out of a stream-lined department. From the description of University Film Collection, 1915-1989. (...
Evangelistic organization, founded in 1950 to: operate Billy Graham's ministry in a business-like way; provide a non-profit entity to receive donations for crusades and related ministries; plan and coordinate evangelistic meetings throughout the world; and with its agents and subsidiaries produce radio and television programs, films DECISION magazine, and books and records. The BGEA was instrumental in: founding the magazine, CHRISTIANITY TODAY, and Wheaton College's Billy Graham Center; sponsor...
Robert Dunlop was born on July 2, 1909 in Boston, Massachusetts to Scottish immigrant parents. His father was a marine engineer. He attended schools in Collingswood, New Jersey and graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1931. He married December 4, 1937. He joined Sun Oil Company in 1933, becoming comptroller in 1945 and president in 1947. Dunlop served on the boards of the Sun Oil Company, the Glenmede Trust Company, and the University of Pennsylvania. He was a P...
Dean Rusk (1909-1994), U.S. Secretary of State, born in Cherokee County, Georgia. From the description of University of Georgia faculty papers, 1952, 1971-1995. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 38477809 Dean Rusk was born in Cherokee County, Ga., on February 9, 1909. He attended Davidson College, graduating in 1931 as a Rhodes Scholar. He then attended St. John's College, Oxford. In 1946 he became assistant chief of the Division of International Security Affairs of the U.S. De...
Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill was born at Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, on 30 November 1874. He was educated at Harrow and the Royal Military College at Sandhurst before joining the Army in 1895 and serving in India and Sudan. After leaving the Army in 1899, he worked as a war correspondent for the Morning Post and the following year was elected Conservative Member of Parliament for Oldham. In 1904, Churchill decided to join the Liberal Party, and in 1906, was elected Liberal MP f...
The Glenmede Trust Company and The Pew Charitable Trusts are subsidiaries of The Glenmede Corporation. The Glenmede Trust Company was chartered in Pennsylvania in 1956 primarily to oversee the operation of trusts established by the Pew family which founded the Sun Oil Company. The Pew Charitable Trusts grew out of the trust department of The Glenmede Trust Company and was established as a separate entity in 1990. From the description of Records, 1957-1990 (bulk, 1981-1989). (Unknown)...
Information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: <a href="http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/wiki/index.php/Salvation Army">http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/wiki/index.php/Salvation Army</a>. From the guide to the Salvation Army Combined Corps Roll and Ledger, 1926-1980, 1928-1969, (Special Collections Research Center) ...
Private American organization promoting laissez-faire economics. From the description of Foundation for Economic Education miscellaneous correspondence, 1973-1986. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 123429916 Biographical/Historical Note Private American organization promoting laissez-faire economics. From the guide to the Foundation for Economic Education miscellaneous correspondence, 1973-1986, (Hoover Instituti...
Eleanor Elkins Rice was a Philadelphia community activist. From the description of Honorary diploma, 1935. (Temple University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 145566848 ...
Evangelist, radio preacher, and author; born William Franklin Graham on November 18, 1918 in Charlotte, N.C.; graduated from Florida Bible Institute (1940 and Wheaton College (1943); ordained as a Southern Baptist minister, 1940; achieved national prominence in 1949 through his evangelistic meetings in Los Angeles; founded Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, 1952; had extensive evangelistic ministry throughout the world, 1949- ; authored many books and received many awards and honors; organiz...
A private trust company and successor to the Pew Memorial Foundation, the Glenmede Trust Company was chartered in 1956 to administer three Pew family trusts. By the mid-1980s Glenmede's dual identity, as both for-profit financial management company and not-for-profit philanthropic institution, proved unwieldy. In 1987 the not-for-profit activities were spun off as The Pew Charitable Trusts, thereby establishing an identity separate from the the Glenmede Trust Company. J. Howard Pew served on the...
Peale was licensed and ordained in 1922 by the Methodist Church. He held a pastorate at Marble Collegiate Church in New York City from 1932-1984. He wrote many books, perhaps his most popular being the 1952 "Power of Positive Thinking." Peale's ideology of positive thinking won him worldwide acclaim. From the description of Papers, 1936-1975. (Joint Archive of Holland, History Research Center). WorldCat record id: 30451926 Dr. Norman Vincent Peale (1898-1993) wa...
Raymond P. Shafer (1917-2006) was an American lawyer and governor of Pennsylvania. He graduated from Yale Law and served in the United States Navy during World War II, participating in more than 80 combat missions. He was a national leader of the moderate wing of the Republican Party in the late 1960s, and during his tenure as governor of Pennsylvania (1967-1971) he oversaw a revamping of the state constitution. He served as special counsel to Vice President Nelson Rockefeller from 1974 to 1977,...
In 1972 television reporter and talk show host Geraldo Rivera, then a budding journalist working for WABC-New York's Eyewitness News, conducted a series of investigations at the Willowbrook State School for the Mentally Retarded, on Staten Island. His work resulted in a televised documentary entitled "Willowbrook: The Last Great Disgrace" which exposed the deplorable conditions and the rampant abuse and neglect of the residents. The report won a Peabody Award and led to changes in state law and ...
Lawyer; governor. From the description of Reminiscences of Harold Edward Stassen : oral history, 1967. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122513413 American politician. From the description of Letter, 1945 April 30, San Francisco, to Helen M. Taft, Mendon, Mass. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 315953452 Stassen was born in Minnesota in 1907. His political career began in 1930 when he was elected as Dakota County at...
Rebecca Webster Rimel was born in 1951 in Charlottesville, Virginia. She has one brother. She took her bachelor's (nursing) and master's (MBA) degrees from the University of Virginia. For several years she worked in neurosurgery at the University of Virginia, where she did research on minor head injuries. In 1983 she joined the Pew Charitable Trusts. From the description of Oral history interviews with Rebecca W. Rimel, 1990. (Pew Charitable Trusts Library). WorldCat record id: 16406...
U.S. secretary of defense, president of World Bank, and corporate executive. Full name: Robert Strange McNamara. From the description of Robert S. McNamara papers, 1934-2009 (bulk 1968-2005). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71132706 Robert Strange McNamara (b. 1916) was a business executive and Secretary of Defense during the Kennedy and Johnson administrations. During World War II he worked on the deployment of the B-29 bomber, and served in the Army Air Forces in India, Chi...
Howard H. Baker Jr., former US senator whose ability to work with Democratic and Republican lawmakers earned him the nickname of “The Great Conciliator,” died on Thursday, June 26, 2014. He was eighty-eight. Baker earned his law degree from UT in 1949. The Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy at UT was founded in 2003 as a nonpartisan institute devoted to education and research concerning public policy and civic engagement. Baker received the university’s first honorary doctorate in spri...
Founded in 1862 as a patriotic society to support the Union and the policies of President Abraham Lincoln, the Union League of Philadelphia laid the philosophical foundation of other Union Leagues across a nation torn by Civil War. From its founding to the present, the League has been a leading civic organization and has played an important role in the history of our country and the City of Philadelphia. Over the past 150 years, this service has ranged from raising troops during the...
The membership of the St. Andrew's Society of Philadelphia is composed of persons of Scottish birth or descent who sponsor scholarships and other philanthropic programs. From the description of Minutes and accounts, 1749-1843. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122474105 From the guide to the St. Andrew's Society of Philadelphia minutes and accounts, 1749-1843, 1749-1843, (American Philosophical Society) ...
Students for a Democratic Society was a successor to the Student League for Industrial Democracy, founded in 1930, which had merged with the National Student Union to form the American Student Union. A quiescent period followed World War II, but the 1960s saw a revival by new activist radicals, including James Farmer, who was a chairman of the Congress of Racial Equality. In 1964, the SDS outlined its ideals in the Port Huron Statement. It rejected Marxism and envisioned an established democracy...
The Pew Charitable Trusts consists of seven individual trusts established by the children of Sun Oil Company founder Joseph Newton Pew (1886-1963) and his wife Mary Anderson Pew. It's predecessor, the Pew Memorial Foundation was founded by J . Howard Pew (1882-1971), Mary Ethel Pew (1884-1979), J. N. Pew, Jr. (1886-1963) and Mabel Pew Myrin (1889-1972) in 1948 to honor their parents. From the description of Pew Family and Trust History Records, 1912-1991 (bulk, 1932-1991). (Hagley Mu...
Heinz was ranking minority member of the subcommittee on government efficiency. From the description of TLS, 1989 January 27 : Washington, D.C. to Michael S. Freeman. (Haverford College Library). WorldCat record id: 28083776 Politician. Born on October 23, 1938 in Pittsburgh, Pa. to the grandson of H.J. Heinz, founder of the H.J. Heinz Company. Received B.A. from Yale (1960) and M.B.A. from Harvard (1963). Began political career in 1971 by winning a ...
The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States of America and one of the largest youth organizations in the United States, with more than 2.4 million youth participants and nearly one million adult volunteers. The BSA was founded in 1910, and since then, more than 110 million Americans have been participants in BSA programs at some time. The BSA is part of the international Scout Movement and became a founding member organization of the World Or...
William E. Simon was the 63rd Secretary of the United States Treasury from 1974 to 1977, a businessman, author, and graduate of Lafayette Colllege, Class of 1952. From the description of William E. Simon Papers, 1964-1971, 1977-1992. (Lafayette College). WorldCat record id: 49884998 William E. Simon was 63rd Secretary of the United States Treasury, 1974-1977, businessman, author, and graduate of Lafayette College, Class of 1952. From the description of William E....
William Warren Scranton was a businessman and civic leader in Scranton, Pa., 1946-; special assistant to Secretary of State, 1958-60; Congressman from 10th Pennsylvania House district, 1960-62; Governor of Pennsylvania, 1963-67; candidate for Republican Party nomination for President of U.S., 1964; diplomat, policy advisor, businessman, civic leader, 1966- From the description of William Warren Scranton papers, 1933-2005 (bulk 1952-1989) (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). Wor...
Ronald Wilson Reagan (1911-2004) was the 40th President of the United States and served two terms in office from 1981 to 1989. He was born on February 6, 1911, in Tampico, Illinois, the second son of Nelle Wilson and John Edward ("Jack") Reagan. His father nicknamed him "Dutch" as a baby. In 1920 the family resettled in Dixon, Illinois. In 1928 Reagan graduated from Dixon High School, where he had been student body president, an actor in school plays, and a student athlete. He partici...