Andrew Dickson White papers microfilm reel 122, May 17, 1916-December 7, 1916
White, Andrew Dickson
The Great War dominates this reel. A Van Loon letter on July 3rd mentioned the violent anti-German feeling in Boston. There was a continuing national effort to stimulate patriotism and to adopt universal military service. White had long considered military drill beneficial to student health and deportment, and on August tenth he expressed his approval of military exercises for students in our colleges and universities who are fitted for it and who have no conscientious scruples against it. In August the 83-year-old scholar-diplomat was appointed by the President to a peace commission to effect a treaty with China. There are letters relating to Ithaca churches, real estate, and business, and the financial correspondence refers to the availability of bonds issued by the Italian and Russian governments. The reel ends with White's resignation from the Smithsonian Board of Regents and the Carnegie Institution trustees.
Digitized microfilm of correspondence and papers from the Andrew Dickson White collection.
Cornell University Library, Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections