The Encyclopedia of College and University Name Histories

The Encyclopedia of College and University Name Histories

by Morgan G. Brenner
     
 

During the last fifty years, higher education has undergone many changes. As these changes in the educational process and philosophy occurred, so did college and university names. While the news that a school has changed its name may receive but passing mention in the media, such an event, nevertheless, is a telling moment, for a college or university is not just

Overview

During the last fifty years, higher education has undergone many changes. As these changes in the educational process and philosophy occurred, so did college and university names. While the news that a school has changed its name may receive but passing mention in the media, such an event, nevertheless, is a telling moment, for a college or university is not just an institution. It is a living, breathing entity with its own life and times, and its name is an integral part of its existence. It can tell us something about the school's heritage, its location and curricula, its philosophy, its ownership or religious affiliation, and in many cases its development, growth, and direction. This useful reference work contains the complete name history, merger involvements, and location changes of over 1,300 accredited U.S. college and universities, including a chronological listing with years of each name change, merger, or relocation. Entries are ordered alphabetically by current college or university name, with an index to former names included.

Editorial Reviews

American Reference Books Annual
As the title indicates, Brenner's work chronicles changes in the names and titles of U.S. colleges and universities....The organization is straightforward and features an alphabetic list of 1,304 current institutions of higher education....it is obvious a good deal of care was devoted to assembling the volume...This volume is required for...comprehensive collections devoted to American higher education.
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This volume tracks the various names for more than 1,300 institutions.
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American Reference Books Annual (ARBA)
As the title indicates, Brenner's work chronicles changes in the names and titles of U.S. colleges and universities....The organization is straightforward and features an alphabetic list of 1,304 current institutions of higher education....it is obvious a good deal of care was devoted to assembling the volume...This volume is required for...comprehensive collections devoted to American higher education.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810848498
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
04/28/2003
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.32(h) x 1.16(d)

Meet the Author

Morgan G. Brenner is a historian and the author ofCollege Basketball's National Championships: The Complete Record of Every Tournament Ever Played (Scarecrow Press, 1999).

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