Clyde Ford, Centennial Address, 1949

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Title

Clyde Ford, Centennial Address, 1949

Description

Dr. Richard Clyde Ford was appointed head of the Department of Foreign Languages at Michigan State Normal College in 1903. An experienced world traveler and expert on the state of education in Michigan, Ford here gives an overview of Michigan State Normal College. Given in the context of the growth of Ypsilanti, Ford’s summary of MSNC features a biography of John Pierce, to whom Pierce Hall was being dedicated at the MSNC Centennial Celebration. The buildings on campus, states Pierce, are a present testament to the men and women who labored to grow the College to its current (1949) form. Ford also explains the connection between the creation of a school and the creation of culture.

Creator

Ford, Richard Clyde

Date Created

1949-05-19

Subject

Richard Clyde Ford; Pierce Hall; John Pierce; Michigan State Normal College; westward expansion; Great Migration; Ypsilanti; Faculty

Identifier

https://commons.emich.edu/speeches/17

Rights

Copyright to the audio resource and its transcript is held by the content creator, author, artist or other entity, and is provided here for educational purposes only. It may not be reproduced or distributed in any other format without written permission of the copyright owner, Eastern Michigan University Archives (lib_archives@emich.edu).

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