Samuel Tomlinson Arnold (1892-1956), first provost of Brown University, was born in Fall River, Massachusetts, on August 23, 1892, the son of a minister.Arnold, Samuel T.
On the day of his death, December 22, 1956, Samuel T. Arnold presided at a special Christmas Chapel, conducted business in his office as usual, and was about to attend an evening party for the employees of Citizens Savings Bank, when he suffered a fatal heart attack on his way to his car.Arnold, Samuel T.
Walter J. Kenworthy joined the department in 1951, Richard J. Goss in 1952, Richard Ellis in 1956, George W. Hagy in 1957, and Seymour Lederberg in 1958.Biology
Carl Bridenbaugh was a State Department specialist on India in 1956, a fellow for the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences in 1956-58, and a Guggenheim fellow in 1958 and 1962.Bridenbaugh, Carl
In 1956, when Brown and Pembroke began to cooperate in social activities, the name of the society was changed to the Pembroke Social Organization.Brownies
In 1956 Brown declined the proposal when the Bryant trustees asked for its cancellation, now that Bryant’s conditions had improved as a non-profit institution and its faculty members were becoming worried about the rapidly approaching radical change in 1960.Bryant College
When Burrows visited Brown in 1956 to lecture on the Dead Sea Scrolls, his lecture was so popular that it had to be rescheduled from Lower Manning to Upper Manning and finally to a very crowded Sayles Hall.Burrows, Millar
"The Church Times," a publication of the Church of England, in June 1956 included an appreciation of Casey, which read in part, "The undergraduates who frequent the rooms of the Dean of Sidney Sussex College are introduced to an atmosphere of learning and urbanity, and acquire a remarkable knowledge of dogmatic and ascetic theology, together with a sound devotional practice and good taste in literature, art, and the diverse characters and customs of many nations.Casey, Robert P.
Rosalie L. Colie's published works included "Some Thankfulness to Constantine: A Study of English Influence upon the Work of Constantine Huygens" in 1956, "Light and Enlightenment: A Study of the Cambridge Platonists and the Dutch Arminians" in 1957, and "Paradoxia Epidemica" in 1966.Colie, Rosalie L.
In the fall of 1956 the applied mathematics course in practical analysis considered the history, theory and use of high-speed computers, and students in economics were introduced to the accounting and statistical applications of the computer.Computer Science
The five Deans of the College who became college presidents were: James Stacy Coles, acting dean of the College for one year when he became president of Bowdoin College in 1952; Brown president Barnaby Keeney, acting dean in 1952-53 and dean from 1953 to 1955; K. Roald Bergethon, acting dean in 1955-56 and dean from 1956 to 1958, who went to Lafayette College; Charles H. Watts II ’47, dean from 1958 to 1962, who became president of Bucknell; and Robert W. Morse, dean from 1962 to 1964, who became president of Case Western Reserve University.Dean
The shows produced in 1956, "Barney ’n Me," and in 1957, "Fiddle-De-Dee," had books and lyrics by future Oscar-winner Alfred F. Uhry ’58.Dramatics
The English Department of the 1940s was recalled by Mark Spilka ’49 in his address to Phi Beta Kappa in 1974: Later additions to the faculty were Albert D. Van Nostrand in 1951, James O. Barnhill in 1953, Hyatt H. Waggoner and Barbara K. Lewalski in 1956, R. Verlin Cassill, John C. B. Hawkes, and David Krause in 1958, Charles H. Nichols in 1960, David H. Hirsch in 1961, James E. Schevill and John Shroeder in 1968, Michael S. Harper and Robert E. Scholes in 1970.English
A Bicentennial Development Program, designed to raised thirty million dollars by 1964 through growth in annual giving and bequests, was approved by the Corporation in October 1956.Fund-raising
James Louis Giddings was assistant curator of the American section of the Museum and assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania, before being brought to Brown in 1956 to take charge of the recently acquired Haffenreffer Museum of the American Indian, and develop it into a teaching and research center and also a museum for the public.Giddings, James Louis
In 1956 Brown was one of the three clubs participating with Yale and Cornell.Musical Clubs
The department grew steadily with the arrival of William Dinneen in 1938, Francis K. C. Madeira in 1943, Edward B. Greene in 1946, Martin Fischer in 1947, Otto van Koppenhagen in 1949, Millard S. Thomson and Mildred Pansy in 1950, David Laurent in 1951, Ron Nelson in 1956, and Paul Nelson in 1964.Music
John Welchli ’50 was a member of the United States rowing team in 1956.Olympic Games
Charles T. Butler ’55 was a member of the fifteen-man bobsled team in 1956.Olympic Games
Guy Dodge became chairman in 1950 and added to the department Whitney Perkins in 1953, Elmer Cornwell in 1955, and Lea Williams in 1956, Elliot Goodman, who was an intern in the department in 1955, became instructor in 1956 and assistant professor in 1958.Political Science
He received the James Flack Norris Award of the American Chemical Society in 1956.Rakestraw, Norris W.
In 1956 the Religious Embassy was replaced by Religious Symposium Week with meetings arranged by three groups, the University Christian Council, the Newman Club, and the Hillel Foundation.Religious Societies
Among the internationally distinguished Visiting Professors who taught at Brown were Professor Gershom Scholem of the Hebrew University in 1956-57, Professor Salo W. Baron, who had retired from the Miller Chair at Columbia University in 1963, from 1966 to 1969, and Professor Yigael Yadin of the Hebrew University in 1969-70.Religious Studies
Brown’s chance at coming in first in the Nationals in 1956 was lost when Brown’s boat hit a marker and was beaten by Navy.Sailing
In 1956 the dinghy team won eleven of thirteen regattas in the fall, the New England Fall Championships, the Jeff Davis, Jack Wood, and Sherman Hoyt trophies and, with Tom Hazlehurst ’56 and John C. Quinn ’57 as skippers and Tom Breslin ’53 and Bob Goff ’57 as crew, successfully defended the the Angsten Trophy.Sailing
In October 1956 Pembroke held for the first time a small fall regatta in addition to the annual spring invitational.Sailing
In 1956, Brown, with only a 3-3 record in the Ivy League, was undefeated by non-Ivy opponents and finished with also undefeated Trinity College at the top of the New England Soccer League.Soccer
After the University acquired the Haffenreffer Museum in 1956, J. Louis Giddings, an Arctic archeologist, was appointed director of the museum and associate professor of sociology.Sociology
Hyatt H. Waggoner was an authority on Nathaniel Hawthorne, well-known for his edition of "Hawthorne’s Selected Tales and Sketches" published in 1950, "Hawthorne: A Critical Study," in 1956, and "The Presence of Hawthorne" in 1979.Waggoner, Hyatt H.