The first University of Chicago. The Baptist Union Theological Seminary. John D. Rockefeller. First appeals to Mr. Rockefeller. Morgan Park project. Dr. A. H. Strong and the New York University plans. Dr. W. R. Harper. Dr. H. L. Morehouse and the American Baptist Education Society. Frederick T. Gates.
II. The Inception of the Plan
First proposed by Mr. Rockefeller. Dr. Harper's efforts. Hindrances. Mr. Gates and the Education Society. The Committee of Nine. Mr. Rockefeller's initial subscription. The launching of the enterprise.
III. The Beginning of the Movement
The Committee of Thirty-six. Effort among Chicago Baptists. Effort among Baptists outside Chicago. Mr. Gates visits the East. Effort among Chicago business men. Alumni of the Old University. Aid from the Jews. Final success. Anniversaries in Chicago. First Board of Trustees. Dr. Harper elected President.
IV. The First President
William Rainey Harper. Early life. Connection with Denison University and Baptist Union Theological Seminary. Yale University. Estimates of him by Dr. A. H. Strong and Dr. G. W. Northrup. Election to the Presidency. Difficulties encountered in securing his acceptance. Becomes President.
V. The Educational Plan
The plan the work President Harper. First outlined in official bulletins. The five divisions. Officers. Senate, Council, and Boards. The academic year. Classification of courses. Plan well received by educators. Features which were modified. Features remaining unchanged.
VI. First Steps in Expansion
Only a College founded at the outset. Mr. Rockefeller gives a million dollars to make the College a University. The Divinity School. Plan of organization. Enlargement of site. Ogden Graduate School of science. A million dollars from Mr. Rockefeller. A million dollars from Chicago. Enlargement of the Faculty.
VII. Students and Faculty
Expectations of attendance. Students report themselves. Applications for professorships. Selection of Faculty committed to President Harper. Difficulties encountered. The making of appointments.
VIII. The Earlier Buildings
Problems of the Committee on Buildings and Grounds. Divinity and Graduate Dormitories. Cobb Lecture Hall. Temporary gymnasium and library building. Snell Hall.Kelly Hall. Beecher Hall. Nancy Foster Hall. Kent Chemical Laboratory. Walker Museum. Ryerson Physical Laboratory. The President's House.
IX. The First Year
Opening exercises. Professors and students. Site and buildings. Christian Union. Receptions ot the Faculty. Student activities. Student publications. Fraternities. Clubs. Athletics. Social life. Convocations. University Extension. The Press. Houses. Telescope from Mr. Yerkes. Mr. Rockefeller makes additional gifts. Mr. Ryserson begins half-million-dollar fund.
X. The University and its Benefactors
More than ten thousand givers. Those who gave fifty thousand dollars or more. Givers of small amounts. John D. Rockefeller. His many contributions.his efforts to keep the expenses within the income. The end of deficits. His final gift. The extent of his benefactions.
XI. The Second Era of Building
Haskell Oriental Museum. Miss Helen Culver and the Hull Biological Laboratories. Charles T. Yerkes and the Yerkes Observatory> Green Hall. The development in Chicago of the spirit of giving.
XII. Further Expansion
Astronomy and the Yerkes Observatory. The Journals. New departments. Miss Culver and the Biological Departments. The School of Education. The Medical School. The Law School. Enlargement of the site. Mr. Rockefeller gives large tracts north and south of the Midway Plaisance. The Founder's final gift.
XIII. A Third Period of Building
Some small structures. Ellis Hall. Heat, light, and power plant. Press Building. Charles Hitchcock Hall. Hutchinson Hall. Mitchell Tower. Reynolds Club. Leon Mandel Assembly Hall. Frank Dickinson Bartlett Gymnasium. Law School. Emmons Blaine Hall. Lexington Hall.
XIV. Some Important Departments
The Morgan Park Academy. The Divinity School. The Divinity houses. The Chicago Theological Seminary. Libraries, laboratories, and museums. The graduate schools. Board of Recommendations. Athletics. The Business Department.
XV. Some Important Events
The Quadrangle Club. The Summer Quarter. The University Congregation. The Quinquennial. The Founder's first visit. The University Preachers. The Decennial. The Founder's second visit. Honorary degrees. The Decennial Publications. Segregation. The death of President Harper. The election of President Judson. The Fifteenth Anniversary. Retiring allowances.
XVI. The Later Buildings of the First Quarter-Century
The William Rainey Harper Memorial Library. The Ryerson Physical Laboratory Annex. The Grand-Stand and Wall. The Howard Taylor Ricketts Laboratory. The Julius Rosenwald Hall. The Classics Building: Hiram Kelly Memorial The Ida Noyes Hall. The Theological Building.
XVII. The Developing University
Educational work committed to the Faculties. " Founded by John D. Rockefeller." Founder's Day. The University Settlement. Student Councils. Board of Student Organizations. Chapel. Religious work. Student organizations. Fraternities. The "Alma Mater." Academic freedom. The title of Associate. Convocations. Student publications. The alumni. Class gifts. President Judson's efforts to shorten curriculum. Statement of Dean Angell. Service to the public. The Honor Commission. The Coat of Arms and Seal. Motto. Trustees and Faculty. "Spirit of the University." Developments which can be put into figures. Conclusion.
Statement Submitted to the Board of Trustees at Its First Meeting, July 9, 1890, by F. T. Gates, Corresponding Secretary of the American Baptist Education Society
Articles of Agreement between the Baptist Theological Union, Located at Chicago, and the University of Chicago
First Faculty, 1892-93
Some of the More Important Museum Collections
Names of Some of the Larger Contributors
Contributions of John D. Rockefeller
System of Retiring Allowances
Board of Trustees of the University of Chicago, 1915-16
Board of Trustees of the Baptist Theological Union, 1915-16
Board of Trustees of the Disciples' Divinity House, 1915-16
Board of Directors of the Ryder Divinity House, 1915-16
Board of Directors of the Chicago Theological Seminary, 1915-16
Board of Trustees of Rush Medical College, 1915-16