Photograph of Robert S. Woodward

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Photograph of Robert S. Woodward

 

 

Title:
Photograph of Robert S. Woodward
Abstract:
The Carnegie Institution of Washington (CIW) was founded by Andrew Carnegie in 1902 to encourage investigation, research and discovery "in the broadest and most liberal manner." Under its first president, Daniel C. Gilman the institution mostly awarded individual grants in various fields. The Institution's second president (from 1904 through 1920) was Robert S. Woodward, a physicist and mathematician, who had been a dean of the faculty of pure science at Columbia University. Woodward changed the course, deciding to focus on supporting departments of research within the institution. This approach successfully allowed the Institution to support groups of researchers in related areas over many years.
Collection Name:
Carnegie Corporation of New York Records
Archival Context:
Series X. Graphic Materials. X.C. Staff and Trustees. Box no. 1A
Subjects:
Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations; Science--Study and teaching; Woodward, Robert Simpson, 1849-1924
Format:
photographs
Genre:
Portraits
Date:
[between 1872 and 1924]
Library Location:
Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Digital Project:
Carnegie Digital Past and Future
Persistent URL:
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-h8ee-mr44