An estimated $10 million has been left to the University in the will of Woods Bliss '00 for the development of the Dumbarton Oaks estate, Bliss gave to Harvard in 1940. of preliminary conferences on for the United Nations, the Dumbarton Oaks estate, near Washington. D.C. now houses the University's on pre-Columbian art and Byzantine studies.
all" of Bliss's $11 million will go for use at Dumbarton according to Eugene G. Kraetzer, secretary of the Corporation. taxes, and specific requests will the total to the $10 million for Harvard.
Bliss, a former ambassador to Argentina, furthered Latin American Studies with the endowment of the Bliss Since the chair now stands vacant, from the endowment is divided to provide research fellowships for four faculty members: two in history, one in government, and one in economics. three years of study under fellowship funds, each Bliss fellow will a course on Latin America. As a of this step, William S. Barnes, director of the Office of Latin American Studies, expects to see students specialize in the field within three or four years. At present, there are not enough courses offered to allow specialization.
The Bliss bequest is one of the largest to be received by the University in several years.