University of Virginia Library


At a meeting of the Board of Visitors on above dates
in the office of the President, East Lawn,

Present: The Rector and Visitors, Harmon, White,
Drewry, Norton, Shackelford, Flood, and Craddock.

The Rector having called the Board to order, the
President stated that on June 20th, 1911, Professor
Joseph H. Kastle tendered his resignation as Professor
of Chemistry in the University of Virginia. His resignation
was accepted by the President of the University.
The correspondence follows:

My dear Mr. President:

I have the honor to inform you that
I have accepted a position as research Chemist with the
Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station, and I herewith
hand you my resignation as Professor of Chemistry, in
the University of Virginia, to take effect at the beginning


of the next collegiate year.

I beg to assure you that I have been very happy
in my work here, and that I shall take leave of the
University and of my colleagues on the Faculty with feelings
of sincere regret and goodwill.

Many elements have entered into my decision to make
this change, not the least of which are the ties of strong
friendships and old associations that have always been
very dear to me, and the feeling also that it will ultimately
be greatly to the advantage of my children. I greatly
appreciate all that you have done to advance my interests
and promote the welfare of the chemical department, and I
beg to assure you of my high personal regard and esteem.

Yours sincerely,
(signed) Joseph H. Kastle.
Office of the President.
Professor Joseph H. Kastle,
University of Virginia.
My dear Professor Kastle:

I beg to acknowledge with very
profound and sincere regret your communication of the 19th,
inst., tendering your resignation as Professor of Chemistry,
in the University of Virginia. I wish for you in your new
position as research chemist with the Kentucky Agricultural
Experiment Station every opportunity for the advancement of


your chosen field of work. You have served this University,
permit me to say, with ability and distinction during your
brief period of work here. You have made friends of your
colleagues and friends of your pupils, and all of us feel,
no one more than myself, that in losing you we are sustaining
a genuine loss both in the direction of scientific power
and personality. I appreciate the motives that have moved
you to this decision, and while I deeply regret that the
result is your separation from the work here, I can only
wish for you in this new field the abundant measure of
success you have achieved here.

Very sincerely yours,
(signed) Edwin A. Alderman, Pres.

Resolved: That the action of the President with reference
to the above matter, be, and the same is hereby ratified
by this Board. And further, be it—

Resolved by the Rector and Visitors of the University
that Adjunct Professor Graham Edgar be assigned to the work
of Professor Kastle at a salary of $1,700 for year 1911-12.

Resolved: That Mr. A. G. A. Balz be made Instructor
in Psychology at a salary of $1,000 for the session 1911-1912.

Resolved: That Mr. Charles G. Maphis be made Professor
of Secondary Education to succeed Professor Bruce R. Payne,
at a salary of $2,500 per annum and an allowance for $500.00
for travelling expenses under the terms of the annual donation


made by the General Education Board.

Resolved: That Miss Katherine Crenshaw Ricks be appointed
First Assistant Librarian, vice Miss Anna S. Tuttle
resigned, at a salary of $600.00 per annum.

Resolved: That appropriation of $133.00 be made to the
Department of Anatomy.

Resolved: That the unexpended portion of the fund
for the purchase of books, available to the Law Department
for the year 1910-11, be available for their expenditure
for the year 1911-12.

Whereas,—the Peabody Education Board has offered to
the University of Virginia the sum of $40,000, for the
erection of a suitable building for the home of this de-
partment, provided that the University undertakes to
maintain a department of education from which not less than
$10,000 a year will be expended for maintenance and
the President of the University has signified to the Peabody
Board the purpose of the University to undertake
such maintenance as soon as funds are available for that
purpose; therefore, be it resolved , that the Rector and
Visitors approve of this action of the President, accept the
gift under the conditions named, and will seek to provide the
necessary funds at as early a date as possible.

The correspondence follows:


President E. A. Alderman,
University of Virginia.
Dear President Alderman:

The trustees of the Peabody Education
Fund at a meeting held in New York on November 1, (1911)
adopted the following:

"Voted, that to the University of
Virginia, located at Charlottesville, Virginia and the
University of Mississippi, located at University, Mississippi
be granted each the sum of $40,000 to be used for erecting
a building, to be called the George Peabody Building, for
the school of education; this contribution to be made in
each case on condition that the trustees of the University
agree to contribute for the maintenance of the school of
education at least ten thousand dollars ($10,000), annually;
that each of these institutions be allowed one year within
which to comply with this condition."

Very sincerely yours,
(signed) Wickliffe Rose.


Dr. Wickliffe Rose,
General Agent Peabody Fund,
Washington, D. C.
My dear Sir:

The University of Virginia will undertake to
maintain a Department of Education upon which not less
than $10,000.00 a year will be expended for maintenance
per annum, provided the Peabody Education Fund will donate
the sum of $40,000.00 to the Rector and Visitors of the
University for the purpose of erecting a suitable building
for the home of this department. The University already
has in hand funds amounting to $7,000.00 a year that could
be used legitimately for this purpose. It would be necessary
for it, in order to carry out this proposition, to increase
this amount by the sum of $3,000.00. This it hopes to
be able to do in the next six months. It is, therefore,
suggested that that amount of time, at least, be allowed
the University of Virginia in which to meet the conditions
of this proposition.

I am sure that as a result of our conference you will
understand this need for delay.

Very sincerely,
(signed) Edwin A. Alderman, Pres.


The following resolution having been received by the
Rector and Visitors from the Faculty of Law, "It is moved
by President Alderman and unanimously adopted by the Law
Faculty that the name "Minor Hall" be given to the building
just occupied by the Department of Law, in honor of John B.
Minor," it is resolved by the Rector and Visitors of the
University that the name "Minor Hall" be given to the building
erected by the generosity of the State for the Department
of Law, in recognition of the distinguished service as a
teacher by the late John B. Minor so long Professor of Law
at this University.

Whereas, the Executive Committee of the Carnegie
Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, had its meeting
on June 8, voted to admit the University of Virginia to the
list of accepted institutions of the Foundation, be it

Resolved, by the Rector and Visitors of the University
of Virginia, that they acknowledge this action of the Foundation
with very great gratitude and appreciation, and accept
the benefits of this Foundation in the belief that great
good will result therefrom to the teachers of this institution
and to the general cause of Education in this State. At
as early a date as possible the Rector and Visitors will seek
to establish such conditions for retirement of the members
of the Faculty as shall seem to them for the best interests
of the Institution and of the purposes of the Foundation.


(correspondence between President Pritchett and President
Alderman hereinafter appended.)

My dear President Alderman:

I have the honor to inform
you that the Executive Committee of the Foundation
at its meeting on June 8 voted to admit the University
of Virginia to the list of accepted institutions of
the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

In taking this action the
executive committee have been influenced not only by the
scholarly work of the University in the past, and the
eminence of its faculty, but also by the advance which the
University has made in the last five years in the adoption
and enforcement of its standards of admission and in particular
by the work which has been done by the University in the
development of the secondary schools of the state. The
executive committee realizes that a state university should
relate itself directly to the system of high schools of its
State, and it believes that the leadership which the University
has shown in these matters will result not only in greater educational
efficiency to the whole system of schools in Virginia,
but that it will likewise result in furnishing to the           


University a far better prepared group of students.

The executive committee hopes that the relation between
the University and the Foundation may be not simply
formal, but one of friendly interchange of opinion in all
educational matters. I am,

Very sincerely yours,
(signed) Henry S. Pritchett.
President Edwin A. Alderman,
University of Virginia,
Charlottesville, Va.
President Henry S. Prichett
Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching,
576 Fifth Avenue, New York.
My dear President Pritchett:

I beg to acknowledge with very
great pleasure and satisfaction the receipt of your communication
of June 9th, wherein you inform me that the Executive
Committee of the Foundation at its meeting on June 8th, voted
to admit the University of Virginia to the list of accepted
Institutions of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement
of Teaching. I am gratified at this action of the Foundation,
not solely because it secures against want the old age of
men who have given their lives to an unlucrative but noble
profession, but in a higher sense because such action signalizes


the accomplishment by this University of a great undertaking
which it set out to bring to pass nearly seven years ago.
It now occupies a consistent and logical relation to the system
of secondary education with which it is allied, and it has also
concluded legislation by which it occupies consistent and logical
relation in its graduate school, to the college and higher institutions.
Such action of the Foundation is an added testimony
to the fact that standards of admission established have been
administered with integrity and good sense. I wish to express
to the Foundation assurances of our belief that the Foundation
has helped powerfully in enabling this University, and other
Universities in this country to establish and maintain such
standards as to unify the whole educational process. I too
hope that the relations between the Foundation and the University
may be one of material help and service in all educational development.

I shall have the honor to inform the Rector and Visitors of
this University at their first meeting of the action taken by the
Foundation, and they will further communicate to the Foundation
an expression of their appreciation.

Very sincerely yours,
(signed) Edwin A. Alderman, President.

In connection with the foregoing, the following action of
the General Assembly of Virginia, (session 1910) is made a part
of this record.

Joint Resolution

Of the General Assembly of Virginia that the University of


Virginia do accept and be embraced within the benefits of the Carnegie
Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Be it resolved by the senate of Virginia, the house of delegates

1. Whereas the rector and visitors of the University of Virginia,
at a meeting held at the University of Virginia on Monday,
June fifteenth, one thousand nine hundred and eight, adopted the
resolution following and the said action was approved by the
governor of the Commonwealth as herein set out, to-wit:

Virginia appreciates the high purpose of Mr. Carnegie in establishing
the Carnegie Foundation for the advancement of teaching.
They perceive clearly its far-reaching and beneficent results in
advancing the dignity of the teacher's office, in protecting
the old age of unselfish public servants, and in increasing the
efficiency and promoting the elevation of the standards of American
colleges and universities.

They, therefore, desire that the University of Virginia shall
participate in the benefits of the Foundation, and hereby make
application for the admission of the University of Virginia into
the rights and privileges of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement
of Teaching. Approved: September fifth, nineteen hundred
and eight, Claude A. Swanson, Governor of Virginia.

That the General Assembly of Virginia approve the
action of the rector and visitors of the University of Virginia


and the governor of the commonwealth, as set out in
section one, and the General Assembly of Virginia does
consent that the University of Virginia accept the benefits
of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Resolved: That the whole question of unifying medical
education in Virginia, with all the details involved, be
referred to a committee consisting of the Rector, Dr.
Alderman, Dr. Whitehead and Mr. Harmon, to investigate
and report as soon as possible to a future meeting of
this Board.

Resolved: That the recommendation of the Faculty
of Medicine that the tuition fees in Medicine be fixed at
$100.00 per year for the four years be approved.

Resolved: That the Rector and Visitors empower the
President and Medical Faculty of the University to make
such regulations as may seem to them wisest in the matter
of the rapid increase of the first year medical class and
the overtaxed facilities of the medical laboratories.

Whereas, no small number of the alumni of the University
of Virginia have attained high distinction in letters, in
science, and in public affairs, and are entitled to recognition
for such achievement by their Alma Mater: and

Whereas, from its foundation this University has conferred
no honorary degree, and has been unable to follow world wide
academic usuage in thus decorating men so deserving of


honours: therefore,

Resolved, that there should be and is hereby created
in the university a Fellowship of Distinguished Service,
to which shall be admitted those alumni of the University
and others, who deserve recognition for distinguished
service to society.

That the appointments to this Fellowship shall be
by vote of the Rector and Board of Visitors upon nomination
of the President and Faculty of the University and shall
not exceed four in number during any academic year.

That admission to the Fellowship shall be by the
President of the University on Graduation Day of the
Finals of each Academic year receive from the hands of
the President a suitably engraved medal of bronze.

That the appointee shall be entitled thereafter to
append to his name the letters D. S. F. (Va.,) and to
wear as the emblem of the fellowship, a ribbon in the
University of Virginia colours (orange and blue).

The Rector and Visitors acknowledge with profound
gratitude the gift of the following portraits presented
to it during the past year. They are the portraits of
men who have illustrated the best traditions of the
University, or who have given of their lives and substance
to its development.


Portrait of —

  • Edward W. James, Benefactor of the University, presented
    by the Visitors.

  • Alfred W. Austin, Benefactor of the University, presented
    by The Visitors,

  • Lewis Minor Coleman, scholar and teacher, soldier, and
    gentleman, professor in the University 1859-61—
    (presented by his son, Lewis M. Coleman, Jr.)

  • Basil Gildersleeve, scholar and teacher, by his students
    in the Greek Language and Literature, largely through
    the efforts of Mr. J. B. Green.

  • James Lindsay Gordon, Poet and orator, by his brother,
    the Rector of the University, Hon. Armistead C. Gordon.

  • Prof. Albert H. Tuttle, Scientist and Teacher, by his
    former students.

Resolved; That the correspondence between Messrs.
Hunton, McGuire, Riley and Bryan, with reference to the
"Isaac Cary Scholarship," be and the same is hereby referred
to the Finance Committee.

Resolved, That a fraction of the contingent fee to be
determined by the President and Bursar be not returned to
students until after the close of the academic year.

Resolved: That the communication from Mr. Massie be
referred to Hon. John B. Moon, attorney for the University.

Resolved, That the President is hereby authorized to
select some suitable person to succeed Mr. Moran, Bursar


of the University, when, and if the latter shall resign.

Resolved: That in future, beginning with the session
of 1912-'13, the tuition fee for three or more courses in
the College shall be $95.00 a session, which shall include
all courses taken by undergraduate students, except the
courses in Analytical Chemistry; but shall not include
laboratory fees. For students who register for less than
three undergraduate courses, the tuition fee for one undergraduate
course shall be $50.00—for two undergraduate
courses $75.00.

Resolved: That five scholarships carrying exemption
from tuition and one-half of fees in the Academic Department
be awarded to the five white high schools in the
District of Columbia.

Resolved: That if any Alumni Chapter in good standing
fails to nominate an incumbent for the Chapter Scholarship,
before the first day of the session for which an
incumbent might have been nominated, the President of the
University shall be authorized to appoint an incumbent,
otherwise qualified, for the Scholarship in question.

Visitor W. H. White having read a communication from
Prof. Jas. M. Garnett, and addressed the Board in his behalf,
the following was adopted as the sense of this Board:

Whereas, Professor James M. Garnett, formerly a professor
in this University, is an applicant for the benefit of the


"Carnegie Foundation,"

Resolved: That this Board would regard with gratification,
favorable action on the part of the trustees of this
fund, in his behalf.

Mr. John W. Craddock, Chairman of the Finance Committee
submitted the following statement showing proceeds of the
sale of the Norfolk National Bank stocks, sold through the
"Virginia Trust Company," under authority given by this
Board by resolution of May 6, 1910.

Virginia Trust Company,

In Account With E. W. James Estate.

To Proceeds Sale 346 shares Norfolk Bank Stock, as per statement,

By payments for Law Building & Dawson's Row heating,  $29,500.00 
By payments for Phi Sigma Kappa Fraternity House,  11,000.00 
By payments for Beta Iota Fraternity House,  9,250.67 
By Interest on advance payments,  674.00 
Balance principal uninvested,  6,695.33 

Mr. Craddock also reported to the Board, the sale (through
Messrs. Loyall, Taylor and White of Norfolk) of the "Stump
Haul Fishery" property in Princess Anne County, Va., for the
sum of $40,000., as per authority under a resolution of the


Board of Visitors, June 15th, 1908. The terms of the
sale being $10,000 cash, and thirty notes of $1,000.00
each, executed by the purchasers, J. W. Hough, and Abner
S. Pope, and maturing as indicated, in the statement

Virginia Trust Company,
Fiscal Agents, Rector and Visitors, University of Virginia,
Richmond, Va.
Dear Sirs:-

We are forwarding to you today via Adams Express
thirty notes of $1,000.00 each, made by J. W. Hough and
Abner S. Pope, payable to the Rector and Visitors of the
University of Virginia. All of these notes bear interest
from Jan. 1, 1911 to Jan. 1, 1913, at the rate of three
per cent per annum, and after that date, at the rate of
six per cent per annum. The notes are as follows:

  • Five notes of $1,000 00 each, payable January 1, 1913

  • Five notes of $1,000 00 each, payable January 1, 1914

  • Five notes of $1,000 00 each, payable January 1, 1915

  • Five notes of $1,000 00 each, payable January 1, 1916

  • Five notes of $1,000 00 each, payable January 1, 1917

  • Five notes of $1,000 00 each, payable January 1, 1918


To each of the notes is attached the coupons evidencing
the interest at the rates above mentioned.

We also enclose the Deed of Trust which secures
these notes. The notes represent the deferred payments
upon the purchase price of the Stump Haul Fishery, devised
to the University of Virginia under the will of Edward W.

Upon the receipt of these notes from the Express Company,
we will be glad if you will send us a receipt for the

Very truly yours,
(signed) Loyall, Taylor & White.
A true copy.
(signed) Jno. H. Southall, Treas.,
Virginia Trust Co.

The foregoing was adopted and ordered to be entered
on record, with the Chairman's verbal statement as to disposition
of the cash payment of $10,000. as follows:Messrs.
Loyall, Taylor & White to retain $2,000. for their
services in connection with court proceedings, and commissions
for making the sale; and the balance, (after paying the
items of court fees, and costs, etc.) being invested for
account of the James Estate, in securities, and held under
the jurisdiction of the Norfolk Court, in pursuance of the
decree of said court in authorizing the sale of the property;


this being deemed proper on account of the residence there
of the legatees under the will of Mr. James.

Resolved: That the Finance Committee be and are
hereby authorized to invest in some good interest bearing
securities, the balance of $6,695.33 now in the hands
of the Virginia Trust Company, arising from the sale of
the Norfolk National Bank Stock, Belonging to the James
Estate; and also to invest the $1,000.00 now in the
Jefferson National Bank, Charlottesville, belonging to
the Mrs. Wm. B. Rogers Fund, donated to the Physical

At the suggestion of Mr. Craddock, Chairman of the
Finance Committee, the Board considered the question of
the purchase of an adding machine for the Bursar's Office,
whereupon it was

Resolved: That the President and the Bursar be authorized
to make such selection as they may deem wise, and to purchase
the machine at a cost not exceeding $300.00.

Resolved: That the Rector and Visitors of the University
accept with sincere appreciation and gratitude, the gift
of $12,500.00 to the University of Virginia by the Trustees
of the Caroline Phelps Stokes Fund for the establishment of
a Fellowship in Sociology for the study of the negro under
the conditions set forth in the resolutions adopted by the


Trustees of this Fund hereinafter appended. The Rector
and Visitors desire again to express to the Trustees of
the Caroline Phelps Stokes Fund their expression of genuine
appreciation, and their belief that genuine good will come
of the institution of this Fellowship.

In connection with the above, the following correspondence
was directed to be inserted in this record:

My dear President Alderman:-

I am very anxious to get your
advice and co-Operation in connection with the expenditure
of the income of the Phelps-Stokes Fund of which I am one
of the Trustees. This Fund, which amounts to about a million
dollars, was left by my Aunt, Miss Caroline Phelps Stokes,
with the understanding that the income should be used for
various educational purposes, but more particularly for advancing
the cause of negro education in the South. I have
had several conferences with out mutual friend, Dr. Dillard,
and I wish your specific opinion regarding the plan that we
have had under favorable discussion for creating fellowships,
endowed we will say at $10,000. each, at two or three
representative state universities in the South, such as the
University of Virginia, and the University of Georgia. The
Fellowship to be awarded by the proper university authorities


to graduate students whose time would be devoted to studies
on some phase of the negro problem. The administration of
the Fund, the selection of incumbents, etc., to be entirely
in the hands of the University authorities.

I have long been deeply interested in the negro
problem. I have never taken quite the typical New England
attitude regarding it, but have felt that the most progressive
citizens of the South, like yourself, Edgar Gardner Murphy
and Dr. Dillard were the ones who were best qualified to aid
in solving the problem. I am particularly interested in
helping to secure a small group of trained men who shall give
their lives to the study and improvement of negro conditions,
and I feel that the best place for working out such a plan is
in Southern state Universities that are entirely controlled
by Southern men and where there will be no suspicion that
Eastern or Northern men are trying to dominate the situation.
Do you think that such fellowships would be of service in the
cause proposed and do you think that the establishment
of such an endowed foundation would be acceptable to the
authorities of your University.

One difficulty has suggested itself to my mind on which
I would like your opinion also. Would it be feasible for such
fellows to conduct researches at present where there is no
professor in an institution who gives instruction in the
subject involved? If not, could lectureships or perhaps


ultimately professorships be established for the purpose
of giving instruction and facts regarding negro history,
conditions, education, housing, moral improvement, etc.?
It would seem to be a logical thing for a university
in the midst of Southern states to provide its students
with information regarding one of the most important
factors in our civilization, unless conditions are such that
any instruction would lead to so much controversy as to make it
unwise. If instruction is unwise, are the research fellowships
still entirely feasible?

This is a hastily dictated letter, but I think it
raises the questions clearly and shows you my attitude,
which is a desire to help the intelligent leaders of Southern
public opinion to solve their own problems not by making
suggestions from without but by providing means. I am
taking the liberty of sending a copy of this letter to
Chancellor Barrow at the University of Georgia and will
await replies from both of you with the deepest interest.

Sincerely yours,
(signed) Anson Phelps Stokes, Jr.
P. S.—I do not know whether or not the Board of which I am a
member will approve of the proposed fellowships even if I
recommend them, but believe that if you and Chancellor Barrow
think well of them that they can be established in some such
way as I have proposed. (A.S.P., Jr.)


Mr. Anson Phelps Stokes,
Yale University
New Haven, Conn.
My dear Mr. Stokes:

I was greatly interested to have your
letter of the 29th, ult., and have been giving the matter
of your suggestion very grave thought. I have felt for
many years that a fundamental thing to do in this tangled
problem is to cause it to be scientifically approached by the
scholarship of the South. The thing to do is to take it out
of the nervous system of our people and their emotions and to
get it set up before them as a great human problem, economic
in nature, scientific in character, to be acted upon as the
result of broad, wise, sympathetic study. The time ought to
come when our best scholars will take pride in making contributions,
however minute, toward the handling of the great
question. I have no doubt that an endowed foundation of the
character suggested by you would be most acceptable to the
authorities of this University. I am a bit troubled about
just the right suggestion to make to you in regard to your
definite proposition for the creating of fellowships endowed at
approximately $10,000, and having for their primary purpose the
securing ultimately of a small group of trained men who shall giv


their life to the study and improvement of the negro conditions.
Let me explain a bit. I established here, at
Tulane University, and at the University of North Carolina
the first Professorship of Economics: Sociological subjects
were not being taught in Southern institutions. Even
Political Science, as a scientific subject, has no independent
status. We now have a very strong department of Economics,
and temporarily, a very able lecturer in Political Science.
Our full Professor of Economics, as you may know, is on the
Tariff Board, and his place is supplied by a veryable
fellow from Wisconsin. We have two full professors in the
Department of Education, and these departments make it a
point to emphasize the sociological aspects of education.
There is, however, no Professor of Sociology. It, of course,
is as yet an undefined and somewhat empiric science, but
there is a tremendous current of interest among our men in
the big questions affecting social betterment, the improvement
of rural life, the imporvement of industrial life, the better
governing of cities, questions of public health and sanitation,
and foremost among them, supreme in its importance, stands,
of course, the negro problem with all of its implications.
The ideal need here is a professorship in that great field,
giving to the negro problem its right place as the chief
subject of scientific study by our analytic minded scholars.
This, of course, means a good deal of money. The next in


order would be, it seems to me, a lectureship demanding much
less money, but devoted almost exclusively to the study of
the negro problem and the social betterment question, to
giving information to the young men, to giving the proper
bent to their minds, to stimulating their interest, to
developing in them right methods of approach to such a subject.
It seems to me such a lectureship logically precedes
the establishment of a fellowship. Out of such lectureship and
its activities would come such interest as to arouse young
men inside or outside of the University to strive for a prize to
be offered by us in the form of a fellowship or scholarship. W
the sum you mentioned, $500.00 a year would be yielded as
income. If $400.00 of this could be given to a man who would
come here and make, say, a dozen lectures and meet men in semina
ways; and then, if $100.00 could be made as a prize for the
best bit of research work in small fields at first-I mean small
as to area-the matter could get itself tried out, though on somewhat
too meager a basis. I hesitate for a moment, though I hate
to seem to hesitate a second in such a matter to establish an
independent Fellowship in such a subject when there is back of
it no clear instruction or stimulation in the great field which
the Fellowship would cover. My fear about it is simply that
the work itself would not get justice. The work would not yield
its best results. You may be sure I want this opportunity here.
Would it be possible to consider the proposition to increase the
sume just a bit so as to make the Lectureship and the Fellowship
co-existent? If such could be done it seems to me a new era


would be brought about in our best institutions in their
attitude toward this matter. Last year one of our professors
gave a course of talks on the negro, based on Weatherford's
book. It was astonishing the interest taken in the matter,
the book being used as a text-book. I heartily wish I could
talk with you about this matter, or with my friend,
Dillard. Instruction in such a matter is not only not
unwise, but most needed and would be welcome. I would
never want to see such a fellowship established here, unless
I saw fruitful results issuing out of it. I do not want it
to become a mere academic thing that in time would lose
its edge and become a mere formal prize. I hope you will
not reach any definite conclusion in the matter until in
some way we can talk it out, for it is a big question and
incapable of just solution by interchange of letters.

Assuring you of my deep interest in the matter, and
hoping that a way will open for us to discuss it personally,
I am,

Yours very sincerely,
(signed) Edwin A. Alderman, President.
President Edwin A. Alderman,
University of Virginia,
Charlottesville, Va.
Dear Sir:-

I have the honor to inform you that at a meeting


of the Trustees of the Phelps-Stokes Fund held at the office
of Anson Phelps Stokes, 100 William St., New York City,
Wednesday, November 15, 1911, the following vote was passed:

"Voted to direct the Treasurer, as soon as the condition
of the treasury warrants it, to pay over the sum of $12,500
to the Treasurer of the University of Georgia and the same
amount to the Treasurer of the University of Virginia for the
establishment of Fellowships for the study of the negro on
the terms of the following resolution:

"Whereas, Miss Caroline Phelps Stokes in establishing
the Phelps-Stokes Fund was especially solicitous to assist
in improving the condition of the negro, and

"Whereas, it is the conviction of the Trustees that
one of the best methods of forwarding this purpose, is to
provide means to enable southern youth of broad sympathy
to make a scientific study of the negro and of his adustment
to American civilization,

"Resolved, that twelve thousand five hundred dollars
($12,500) be given to the University of Virginia for the permanent
endowment of a research fellowship, on the following conditions:

"1. The University shall appoint a Fellow in Sociology
for the Study of the Negro. He shall pursue advanced studies
under the direction of the departments of Sociology, Economics,
Education or History, as may be determined in each case by the


President. The Fellowship shall yield $500, and shall,
after four years, be retricted to graduate students.

"2. Each fellow shall prepare a paper or thesis embodying
the result of his investigations which shall be published by
the University with assistance from the income of the fund, any
surplus remaining being applicable to other objects incident
to the main purpose of the Fellowship. A copy of
these resolutions shall be incorporated in every publication
issued under this foundation.

"3. The right to make all necessary regulations,
not inconsistent with the spirit and letter of these resolutiens,
is given to the President and Faculty."

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Trusting that this endowment will be acceptable to the
trustees of the University of Virginia and that it may be
of some service in helping the South both in improving the
condition of the negro and in helping to solve the difficult
problem of race adjustment, I am,

Very truly yours,
(signed) Anson Phelps-Stokes, Jr.

On motion, the Board adjourned, subject to the call of the

I. K. Moran,
Armistead C. Gordon