Memorial Statements of the Cornell University Faculty 2000-2008 (Volume 8)

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The custom of honoring each deceased faculty member through a memorial statement was established in 1868, just after the founding of this University. Since 1938 the Office of the Dean of the Faculty has produced annually a memorial booklet which is sent to the families of the deceased and filed with the University Archives. We are now making these memorial statements (1868 through 2008) readily available online, and for convenience, are grouping these by decade in which the death occurred, assembling the memorials alphabetically within the decade. The Statements for the earlier years (1868 through 1938, assembled by Dean Cornelius Betten) are included in volume one. Many of these also include retirement statements; when available, these follow the companion memorial statement in this book. The first two years of the annual booklets are group with these to complete the decade. A few archival copies are being bound and stored in the Office of the Dean of the Faculty and in the Rare and Manuscript Collection in Kroch Library. These documents are full-text searchable across all years. Individual memorial statements, as well as volumes of these, may be downloaded. These PDF files provide bookmarks and a contents listing with each entry hyperlinked for convenient access. For historical purposes, scans of the original documents are also accessible.

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Proofreaders included: Barry B. Adams, Royal D. Colle, Gould P. Colman, P.C. Tobias de Boer, Ronald B. Furry, Donald F. Holcomb, Malden C. Nesheim, Porus D. Olpadwala and Milo E. Richmond. Judith A. Bower, who has edited these booklets for many years, has had oversight for quality control. J. Robert Cooke, co-founder of the Internet-First University Press with Kenneth M. King, was producer. J. Robert Cooke also served as Dean of the University Faculty (1998-2003). The archival copies of the source materials were provided by Diane D. LaLonde of the Office of the Dean of the Faculty and Elaine Engst of the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collection. The scanning and optical character recognition services were provided by Fiona Patrick and colleagues in the Cornell University Library’s Digital Consulting and Production Services.


This project was sponsored by The Cornell Association of Professors Emeriti

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