Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.)--Benefactors
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract On February 2, 1936, Roger Deering, son of Charles Deering, died in his home in Albuquerque, leaving Northwestern University more than $6 million. This bequest, as noted by Northwestern's President Walter Dill Scott in his report for 1935-1936, was the latest in a long series of donations to the university from members of the Deering family. The Roger Deering bequest accounted for all but $1.5 million of the approximately $8 million contributed to Northwestern during 1936-1938. Because the...
Abstract Walter P. Murphy, manufacturer (Standard Railway Equipment Company) and philanthropist, donated over $6 million to Northwestern University in 1939 to create a new engineering program on the cooperative plan, and to build its new home. The Technological Institute opened in 1941. This Collection consists mainly of biographical materials and records relating to his donation and the consturction of the building.