C. C. LANE '04 RESIGNS AS DIRECTOR OF HARVARD PRESS
HAROLD MURDOCK SUCCESSOR
Charles C. Lane '04 has resigned as director of the Harvard University Press, and Harold Murdock, vice-president of the National Shawmut Bank of Boston, has been chosen by the Corporation to be his successor Mr. Lane has been actively connected with the work since 1908, when he was appointed Publication Agent of the University to succeed the late John B. Williams '77, upon the death of the latter. At that time the printing was done in a small room in University Hall, but was expanded in 1913, and became the University Press, with Mr. Lane as its first director. Three and a half years later the Press was moved into more extensive quarters in Randall Hall, on the corner of Divinity avenue and Kirkland street. Here, under Mr. Lane's able direction, it has developed into a large concern which does not only the routine printing for the University, but has published some 300 scholarly books as well.
Will Go to New York Evening Post.
He has now resigned from the University Press in order to go as Production Manager and General Superintendent of the printing plant of the New York Evening Post, of which former Dean Edwin F. Gay of the Graduate School of Business is now president.
Mr. Murdock, the new director, is a banker, book collector, and historian. He is the author of "The Reconstruction of Europe," "Earl Percy's Dinner Table," and a historical sketch of the great Boston fire. In addition he is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a former president of the Club of Odd Volumes. In recognition of his distinction as a book collector, he received an Honorary Degree as Master of Arts from the University in 1916. He will begin his new work in January.