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Yale History Timeline: 1930 - 1939

January 11, 1930 - 1937


Jan 11 1930 Acceptance of funds from Edward S. Harkness (B.A. 1897) to provide buildings and endowment to inaugurate the undergraduate residential college plan.
Feb 22 1930 The Yale Library Associates organized, succeeding the Alumni Board subcommittee on the Library.
Jun 14 1930 Acceptance of The Mabel Brady Garvan Collections of early American arts and crafts, the gift of Francis P. Garvan (B.A. 1897).
May 14 1932 School of Engineering reestablished.
1933 Branford, Calhoun, Davenport, Jonathan Edwards, Pierson, Saybrook, and Trumbull Colleges opened under the college plan funded by Edward S. Harkness.
1934 Yale Political Union founded.
1934 Berkeley College opened.
1935 Timothy Dwight College opened.
Jun 30 1937 The Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund for Medical Research established at Yale by gifts from Miss Alice S. Coffin and Starling W. Childs (B.A. 1891).
1937 Total endowment of the University, $104,083,076.94.
1937 Number of volumes in the several libraries of the University over 2,650,000.
Oct 8 1937 Inauguration of President Charles Seymour.
1937 Degree of Master of Nursing conferred for the fist time.


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