To Praise The Engelhard Foundation


To the Editors of The Crimson:

In an editorial May 23 ("A Protest That Worked") the Crimson took satisfaction in the outcome of the fight over the Kennedy School's library. The editorial praised the students who campaigned against naming the library for Charles W. Engelhard. It complimented the administrators at the Kennedy School for heeding protests of the Harvard community.

I think the editorial might have recognized extraordinary generosity of spiriton the part of one other group of people: Charles Engelhard's family and the trustees of the Engelhard Foundation. Not many donors to Harvard, I suspect, would graciously accept such a reaction, agree to cancellation of an undertaking to name the library for their father or the person who established their foundation, and proceed with a gift of $1 million. Anthony Lewis '48