Antioch College - Violin-Making School Proposal

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Misc: unsuccessful grant proposal (1966) for the establishment of violin-making at Antioch College; magazine article on Antioch; NY Times article on Sloan grant; CV and publications list for Henning Edgar von Gierke. Corresp: with CMH and Dean of Faculty Albert B Stewart, Academic VP, Morris Keeton; Notes by CMH before and after meeting 11/30/66 in Yellow Springs. Topics: Grant proposal; Violin school


Type of resource mixed material
Date created 1966
Language English
Digital origin reformatted digital

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Biographical note In the early 1960s Edward Hertzberg came to 112 Essex as a result of the SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN article by CMH. He became very much interested in the research and developments in violin making that were going on and saw the need for further work along these lines. In subsequent conversations with CMH, Hertzberg developed the idea that Antioch College would be a good place for such a program which would give it a center and the possibility for some real funding which CMH was unable to get because the foundations she had approached indicated that one person working in her own cellar was not a good risk. The resulting grant proposal to the National Science Foundation is included here and indicates the scope and personnel involved. Hutchins felt that the grant was overstated and too costly. Some of her reactions to a meeting with the group at Antioch are included here. The grant was not funded. The CAS continued to pursue its own course at 112 Essex and in the next few years managed to do the work projected in the grant without extra funding.
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