HISTORY OF NEGLECT THAT FORCED BAKER TO RESIGN
The brief facts and summarized history of the George Pierce Baker case are given below:
1888--Professor Baker came to Harvard to teach.
1905--Awarded a professorship of dramatic literature.
Authorities, however, turn down his constant requests for adequate dramatic equipment.
1914--Founds Famous 47 Workshop. Due to lack of equipment he is compelled to hold plays in utterly inadequate Agassiz Hall, Radcliffe. Again asks authorities for adequate equipment and is turned down. Offers to raise sufficient funds himself, but even this request is refused by the authorities.
1924, April--Repulsed from Massachusetts Hall to make way for remodeling. Again offers to raise funds for adequate equipment but is turned down.
September -- Professor Baker's courses are discontinued and he leaves Cambridge on Sabbatical leave. Rumor he will leave Harvard permanently is denied. CRIMSON and prominent graduates decry his shameful treatment at the hands of the University authorities and warn he will leave permanently unless some action is taken.
Otober--University authorities do nothing.
November--Professor Baker resigns and it is announced that Yale has eagerly agreed to furnish him with every possible need in the way of equipment and establish his courses at New Haven.