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The State University

The State University
Addresses Delivered at a Conference Held in the Seventy-fifth Year of the University of Texas
January 1959
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84 pages | 7 x 10 |

This collection of essays by five of the nation’s most eminent educators contains forthright discussions of the major issues that the state university faced at its 75th anniversary in 1958—relationships with other colleges and universities, undergraduate instruction, graduate education and research, public service, and the challenge of the future.

The contributors are David D. Henry, President of the University of Illinois, 1955–1971; Charles E. Odegaard, President of the University of Washington, 1958–1973; Sanford S. Atwood, Provost of Cornell University, 1955–1963;

O. Meredith Wilson, President of the University of Oregon, 1954–1960; and Logan Wilson, President of the University of Texas, 1953–1960.

  • Introduction
  • The University’s Relationships with Other Colleges and Universities (David D. Henry, President, University of Illinois)
  • Education for Undergraduates (Charles E. Odegaard, President, University of Washington)
  • Graduate Education and Research (Sanford S. Atwood, Provost, Cornell University)
  • The University and Public Service (O. Meredith Wilson, President, University of Oregon)
  • Emergent Challenges: The State University of the Future (Logan Wilson, President, University of Texas)
  • Participants in the Conference