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Cleanup tag[edit]

Tagged this one for cleanup; pretty obvious reasons. Formatting, style, etc. It seems to be a paragraph taken from another article? Subject certainly merits its own article, so let's just clean it up rather than send it back wherever it came from... Beginning 23:22, 17 July 2006 (UTC)

You won't find much[edit]

I found the scant description of the school in New International Encyclopedia. I feel that the school was the "bare-bones" university of the United States. The following passage is all that is said of it.

Nashville, University of. An institution of learning, now out of existence. It donated its grounds and buildings to Peabody College for Teachers (q.v.).

Peabody College for Teachers, more properly George Peabody College for Teachers. An institution for the higher education of teachers, organized in 1910 at Nashville, Tenn. The college is the lineal successor of the Peabody Normal College, founded in 1875 as the Peabody Normal School of the South by the trustees of the Peabody Education Fund (q.v.). Normal College was in existence from 1875 to 1911 and was maintained in connection with the University of Nashville and supported by annual appropriations from the Peabody Fund. In 1909, after many years of effort on the part of the alumni of the Normal College and friends of education in the South, the trustees of the Peabody Fund completed plans for the permanent endowment of an all-southern teachers' college by assembling donations amounting to nearly $1,750,000, of which $1,000,000 was from the Peabody Fund, $250,000 from the State of Tennessee, and the remainder from the city of Nashville, Davidson County, and the University of Nashville, which gave grounds and buildings estimated in value at $250,000. In 1911 the trustees of the newly organized college elected as president Dr. Bruce R. Payne, and an effort was at once begun for increasing fundas. These were raised to $3,250,000 by Jan. 1, 1915. In addition to this sum the alumni association pledged $250,000. A new site adjoining the Vanderbilt property was purchased. The campus comprises over 50 acres of wooded lawns. In September, 1915, four new buildings had been completed at a cost of $750,000. The final plan contemplates 18 academic buildings, 15 residence halls, demonstration and practice schools, a social-religious service building, and an eight-acre athletic field and playground. The college opened its doors on June 26, 1914, for summer school. In this there were enrolled 1108 students. There were 200 different courses offered. In 1914-15 the enrollment of students was 275, while the faculty numbered 29. New International Encyclopedia

There may be an old book in the library at Vanderbilt University with a drawing of the University of Nashville in it. Someone may have saved a book from the 19th century. I believe that the University of Nashville was a "white elephant" that absorbed funds from the Peabody Education Fund, therefore, the trustees were frustrated by its existence. Apparently, it was not paying its own way. Apparently, the trustees were eager to dispose of it. Soon thereafter, the Peabody Education Fund threw in the towel and vanished forever. Superslum 12:27, 28 July 2006 (UTC)