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The University of Delaware: A History

Chapter 10 Notes

1. W. O. Sypherd, A Handbook of English for Engineers, (Chicago, 1913); W. O. Sypherd and Sharon Brown, The Engineer's Manual of English (Chicago, 1933); W. O. Sypherd, Alvin M. Fountain, and Sharon Brown, The Engineer's Manual of English, rev. ed. (Chicago, 1943).

2. W. O. Sypherd, ed., The Book of Books, the King James Version of the English Bible, abridged and arranged with editorial comments for younger readers (New York, 1944); idem, Jephthah and His Daughter: A Study in Comparative Literature (Newark, 1948). Note also Wilbur Owen Sypherd, ed., The English Bible, being a book of selections from the King James Version, with intro. and notes (Newark, 1921; rev. ed., 1923); and The Literatare of the English Bible (New York, 1938).

3. Trustees' minutes at dates cited. The author, a member of the faculty since February 1942, is supplementing the written record with his own recollections of events.

4. Sypherd to Rees, January 28, 1941, W. O. Sypherd Papers, University Archives.

5. Sharp to Hugh Morris and others, May 10, 1944, in Sharp Papers, folder 7.

6. Winifred Robinson to H. R. Sharp, August 3, 1944; Sharp to Robinson, August 7, 1944, in Sharp Papers, folder 7.

7. Sharp to J. Pearce Cann, May 18, 1944; Sharp to Marian Coffin, May 18, 1944, in Sharp Papers, folder 7.

8. A. P. Colburn to Sypherd, September 9, 1944, in Sypherd Papers.

9. Committee on Salary Scale to Executive Committee, June 30, 1944; report of Committee on Salary Scale, September 11, 1944, in Sypherd Papers.

10. Sypherd, memo to deans and department heads [August 8, 1944], in Sypherd Papers (147-48).

11. Sypherd to R. R. M. Carpenter, July 17, 1944; Carpenter to Executive Committee, August 1, 1944, in Sypherd Papers.

12. Marjory S. Golder, Comment upon the Plan for the Reorganization of the University adopted by the Executive Committee of the Board, August 7, 1944; Golder to Sypherd, September 11, 1944, in Sypherd Papers 142-43, 313.

13. Emalea P. Warner to C. M. A. Stine, August 22, 1944; Sypherd to Warner, September 20, 1944, in Sypherd Papers.

14. Mary C. Dennison to Sypherd, August 24, 1944, in Sypherd Papers.

15. Amy Rextrew to Trustees' Committee, August 30, 1944; Quaesita Drake, Comments on the Proposed Plan of University Reorganization [September 1944]; Jeannette Graustein to J. Pilling Wright, September 1, 1944; Beatrice Hartshorn to Sypherd, September 2, 1944; Harriet Baily to Sypherd, September 7, 1944, in Sypherd Papers.

16. H. Clay Reed, Comments on the Plan of Reorganization, September 1, 1944; W. A. Wilkinson to Sypherd, September 7, 1944; A. S. Eastman to Sypherd, August 23 and September 4, 1944, in Sypherd Papers.

17. A. P. Colburn to Sypherd, September 9, 1944, in Sypherd Papers.

18. Trustees' minutes, September 16, 1944.

19. Robert L. Spencer, answer to questionnaire, July 26, 1937, in Hullihen Papers.

20. Colburn to Sypherd, October 20, 1944, bound with documents for 1945 trustees' meeting, University Archives.

21. Sumwalt to Sypherd, December 17, 1945; Sumwalt to P. S. du Pont, December 17, 1945; P. S. du Pont to H. Rodney Sharp, December 26, 1945; Sharp to du Pont, December 26, 1945, all in Pierre S. du Pont Papers, file 643, box 2, Eleutherian Mills Historical Library.

22. Review, December 19, 1945.

23. M. Channing Wagner to W. H. Lemmel, February 1, 1946; Sypherd to W. Earl Armstrong, February 27, 1946; list of special committees, March 4, 1946; Lemmel to Sypherd, March 11, 1946; Sypherd to R. W. Helm and others, April 23, 1946, in Sypherd Papers; trustees' minutes, June 15, 1946; Wilmington Morning News, March 14, 1946.

24. Faculty minutes, May 13 and September 22, 1948.

25. James C. Kakavas to C. J. Rees, June 23, 1961, with enclosures (kindness of Dean Kakavas); C. Lalor Burdick, notes for talk on "University of Delaware Research Foundation: History, Background and Genesis," typescript in possession of author; annual brochures published by the UDRF.

26. Wood, H. Rodney Sharp, Sr.

27. 1947 President's Report, 9-12; 1949 President's Report, 4-7.

28. 1947 President's Report, 17-19.

29. Carlson Papers, 20:875-889, University Archives.

30. 1948 President's Report, 16; 1949 President's Report, 12.

31. Transcription of taped interview with Robert H. Richards, Jr., July 12, 1970, 36, in Special Collections, Morris Library, University of Delaware.

32. Transcription of taped interview with Herbert H. Lank, August 20, 1970, 6, 12, in Special Collections, Morris Library.

33. Trustees' minutes, June 7, 1947; George L. Schuster and W.E. Armstrong to William S. Carlson, March 13, 1947, in Carlson Papers.

34. John A. Murray, comp., References to Continuing Education in University of Delaware Board of Trustees Dockets on File in University Archives.

35. W. A. Pemberton, "A History of Student Counselling Services at the University of Delaware from 1946 to 1972," 1, University Archives.

36. Trustees' minutes, January 27, 1948.

37. Louis L. Reading, "Desegregation in Higher Education in Delaware," Journal of Negro Education 27 (Summer 1958): 253; Louis L. Reading to Hugh M. Morris, January 20, 1950, copy in Amy Rextrew Papers, box 9, folder 256, University Archives.

38. Copy of complaint and Vice Chancellor's opinion in Rextrew Papers, box 9, folder 256; Reading, "Desegregation in Higher Education," 253.

39. Hugh M. Morris to Allan P. Colburn, August 14, 1950, in Rextrew Papers.

40. The first two blacks to receive baccalaureate degrees are believed to have been Helen Handy (Powell) and Elbert C. Wisner, both of the June 1952 class, who majored in English and electrical engineering respectively; a third baccalaureate (in education) was awarded to Esther Holland (Porter) in September 1952. Helen Handy was one of the original plaintiffs in Parker v. University of Delaware.

41. 1947 President's Report, 6-8. The University Retirement Plan, as distinct from the state pension, was also opened to the professional staff of the agricultural experiment station in 1951. Trustees' minutes, March 3, 1951.

42. Trustees' minutes, December 10, 1949.

43. Ibid., October 7, 1950.

44. Idid.; Pemberton, "History of Student Counselling." 4