Talk:History of Washington University in St. Louis

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
WikiProject United States / Missouri - Washington University in St. Louis (Rated Start-class, Low-importance)
WikiProject iconThis article is within the scope of WikiProject United States, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of topics relating to the United States of America on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the ongoing discussions.
Start-Class article Start  This article has been rated as Start-Class on the project's quality scale.
 Low  This article has been rated as Low-importance on the project's importance scale.
Taskforce icon
This article is supported by WikiProject Missouri - Washington University in St. Louis (marked as Low-importance).
 
WikiProject Universities (Rated Start-class)
WikiProject iconThis article is within the scope of WikiProject Universities, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of universities and colleges on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
Start-Class article Start  This article has been rated as Start-Class on the project's quality scale.
 

Untitled[edit]

I made a few edits today to clean up the article and add citations. I found some nice sources online along the way, and I thought I'd share them here. I don't have time now to add new material from these sources, but I might later if no one else does. Sources listed as references:

  • Early history of Wash U The intriguing thing about this source is that it was written in 1875. It's an early history of Wash U from the period. Note: If the above link is broken, this might work (click on Washington University, it's near the bottom).
  • Founding of Wash U This is really an excerpt of the book Beginning a Great Work: Washington University in St. Louis, 1853-2003 by Candace O'Connor. I'd imagine the rest of the book would also be helpful.
  • Wash U chronology This timeline also includes dates on important events with desegregation, and adding women (Wash U was originally all-male). Adding a paragraph on women at Wash U (like what's there with African Americans) would be good.

Sources currently not in the article:

Editing notes:

  • I can't find evidence that the Board of Trustees wanted the name to be the O'Fallon Institute because they wanted O'Fallon's money. In fact, this site (scroll down to the bottom) seems to directly contradict this. It would be great if someone can find conclusive evidence either way.
  • I can't find evidence that Wash U had no financial endowment to begin with. My first and second sources above suggest otherwise. I suppose it's up to interpretation what "begin with" means. By 1871, Wash U had an endowment, because "between $250,000 and $300,000 was furnished for buildings, apparatus, and endowments." (from the first source).
  • I didn't have time to make the citations real citations (i.e. MLA, APA, etc.). Please do so if you can.

Shubinator (talk) 05:14, 8 January 2009 (UTC)

The time line should be incorporated. As this article isnt on my watch list, i'm only now seeing this post, and some of the links have gone dead. Astuishin (talk) 06:46, 2 February 2010 (UTC)

External links modified[edit]

Hello fellow Wikipedians,

I have just added archive links to one external link on History of Washington University in St. Louis. Please take a moment to review my edit. If necessary, add {{cbignore}} after the link to keep me from modifying it. Alternatively, you can add {{nobots|deny=InternetArchiveBot}} to keep me off the page altogether. I made the following changes:

When you have finished reviewing my changes, please set the checked parameter below to true to let others know.

As of February 2018, "External links modified" talk page sections are no longer generated or monitored by InternetArchiveBot. No special action is required regarding these talk page notices, other than regular verification using the archive tool instructions below. Editors have permission to delete the "External links modified" sections if they want, but see the RfC before doing mass systematic removals. This message is updated dynamically through the template {{sourcecheck}} (last update: 15 July 2018).

  • If you have discovered URLs which were erroneously considered dead by the bot, you can report them with this tool.
  • If you found an error with any archives or the URLs themselves, you can fix them with this tool.


Cheers.—cyberbot IITalk to my owner:Online 17:09, 18 January 2016 (UTC)

External links modified[edit]

Hello fellow Wikipedians,

I have just modified one external link on History of Washington University in St. Louis. Please take a moment to review my edit. If you have any questions, or need the bot to ignore the links, or the page altogether, please visit this simple FaQ for additional information. I made the following changes:

When you have finished reviewing my changes, you may follow the instructions on the template below to fix any issues with the URLs.

As of February 2018, "External links modified" talk page sections are no longer generated or monitored by InternetArchiveBot. No special action is required regarding these talk page notices, other than regular verification using the archive tool instructions below. Editors have permission to delete the "External links modified" sections if they want, but see the RfC before doing mass systematic removals. This message is updated dynamically through the template {{sourcecheck}} (last update: 15 July 2018).

  • If you have discovered URLs which were erroneously considered dead by the bot, you can report them with this tool.
  • If you found an error with any archives or the URLs themselves, you can fix them with this tool.


Cheers.—InternetArchiveBot (Report bug) 00:28, 5 November 2017 (UTC)