Article, "Spurn Rockefeller Money - Prejudice in Nebraska May Cost University Many Thousands"

Title

Article, "Spurn Rockefeller Money - Prejudice in Nebraska May Cost University Many Thousands"

Subject

Rockefeller, John D. (John Davison), 1839-1937
University of Nebraska (Lincoln campus). Temple Building

Description

A New York Times article depicting the struggles the University of Nebraska face in raising money for the Temple Building project because of the disdain for Rockefeller's business.

Creator

The New York Times

Source

The New York Times

Publisher

The New York Times

Date

December 2, 1903

Rights

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Language

English

Original Format

Newspaper Article

Text

SPURN ROCKEFELLER MONEY
Prejudice in Nebraska May Cost University Many Thousands
LINCOLN, Neb., Dec. 1. The John D. Rockefeller donation of $67,000 for a University of Nebraska building, devoted to religious and scientific study is not likely to be accepted, for the reason that the remaining $33,000 to be contributed by the State or friends of the university cannot be raised.
The committee which for months has been working to raise the amount has about abandoned its task and has little hope of success. The prejudice against Mr. Rockefeller and opposition to accepting any sort of gift from him is accepted as the cause of failure.

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Citation

The New York Times, “Article, "Spurn Rockefeller Money - Prejudice in Nebraska May Cost University Many Thousands",” Nebraska U, accessed July 24, 2021, https://unlhistory.unl.edu/items/show/717.

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