"President's Address to the Board": The Year is Marked by "General Unrest"

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Title

"President's Address to the Board": The Year is Marked by "General Unrest"

Subject

Trinity College and the Influenza Pandemic of 1918

Description

The first and only statement on the influenza matter from the Board arises from President Luther '1870 indirectly, who in his June 20, 1919 report contends that the College had “been marked by general unrest, misunderstandings, complaints, schemes looking toward reforms not greatly different from revolution.” Luther suggests that much of this “probably arises from or is a part of the general uneasiness throughout the world – an uneasiness which manifests itself in all sorts of ways, from dynamite bombs to petitions addressed to the Trustees.” He offers no suggestion of what precisely that “uneasiness” is, presumably encompassing the Great War and the pandemic, and he also offers no statement of the College’s responses to remedy that unease.

Creator

Trinity College Board of Trustees
President Flavel Sweeten Luther

Source

Trinity College Digital Repository

Publisher

Watkinson Library and Trinity College Archives, Trinity College (Hartford, CT)

Date

June 20, 1919

Contributor

N/A

Rights

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Relation

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Format

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Language

English

Type

Board of Trustees Minutes

Identifier

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Coverage

Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut

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