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Improving mankind: Philanthropic foundations and the development of American university research between the world wars
This dissertation examines efforts by the largest American philanthropic foundations, particularly those established by Andrew Carnegie and John D. Rockefeller, to improve mankind by funding research in the fields of human ...
Getting organized: A history of amateur astronomy in the United States
During the twentieth century, American amateur astronomers attempted to form national organizations with structures and intents similar to the British Astronomical Association (BAA), an amateur organization dedicated to ...
"Instruments of national purpose". World War II and Southern higher education: Four Texas universities as a case study
This dissertation considers the significance of the relationship between the federal government and U.S. higher education during World War II and the immediate postwar years, using four Texas universities (the University ...