Corporation Meets in Brookhaven, Baltimore, Washington Next Week
Breaks 181-Year Tradition
Tradition of 181 years' standing will be ignored next week when the Corporation meets in Washington and Baltimore instead of Cambridge. The last such Corporation road trip was in 1775, when the Revolutionary War forced a meeting in Concord.
The main Corporation meeting is being held in Baltimore at the invitation of William Luke Marbury, Baltimore lawyer and a member of the Corporation. The first Baltimore meeting will be at a luncheon in the fashionable Maryland Club.
The Washington meetings will be held at Dumbarton Oaks, the University's estate in Georgetown, which is now devoted to research on Byzantine art.
The reason for holding the meetings there is that the estate is officially controlled by a corporation chartered in Washington, D.C.. called "The Trustees for Harvard University," a group whose membership is the same as the Harvard Corporation.
On the way back from Washington the group will stop at Brookhaven, L.I., to inspect the laboratories there. The University is one of eight members of Associated Universities Incorporated which controls the Brookhaven facilities. It will be merely an inspection trip.
The other members of the Corporation are Charles A. Coolidge '17, Paul C. Cabot '21, treasurer of Harvard College, Francis H. Burr '35, R. Keith Kane '22, Thomas S. Lamont '21, and President Pusey.
The only other meeting away from Cambridge in modern times was held at Watertown, in April, 1776.
The Dumbarton Oaks Estate, used by the government for a conference during World War Two, was donated to the University in 1940 by Robert Woods Bliss '00, former Ambassador to Argentina.