In this third edition of The Miami Years I continue in debt to present
colleagues and others of years past. Of the earlier volumes the first
was occasioned by the University's 150th anniversary in 1959,
and the "revised edition," ten years later,
was called for by the remarkable growth and development in the 1960s--
development that made the sesquicentennial publication seem out-of-date.
This "175th Anniversary Edition" seeks to portray an institution
not so much enlarged as of added standing and accomplishment.
In the fifteen years recounted in the final chapters, Miami has become
more sophisticated and resourceful, and more attuned to changing culture
and society than most of us could foresee.
For kind assistance I am grateful to Douglas M. Wilson, Vice President of University Relations, Kathryn Y. Wiley, Assistant for Public Relations, Robert T. Howard, Director of Public Information, Richard M. Engle, Director of Physical Plant, William G. Slover, University Secretary, Myron D. Macechko, Director of Alumni Affairs, John E. DePree, Director of Marcum Memorial Conference Center, David A. Young, Director of Sports Information, Gordon D. Wilson and Charles W. Butler, University Archivists, JamesM. Langley, Director of News Bureau, Richard W. Sollmann, News Service Coordinator, Kay Foster, Coordinator of University Events, Sue Frazier of the Office of Student Affairs, Robert A. Wilkin, Alumni and Development Editor, Kaye York, Assistant Editor of Alumni Affairs, Jacqeline Wallace, Director of Western College Alumnae Association, Jean Perry, Western College Alumnae Association Archivist, Sterling Cook, Curator of Collections of University Art Museum, and Edwin H. Meador of Audio-Visual Service.
In casual conversations former presidents John D. Millett and Phillip R. Shriver, without their awareness, have given grist for my mill. Although they are now four thousand miles away, I still gain perspective and insight from Ambassador and Mrs. John E. Dolibois of Luxembourg. For helping hand with countless searches, identifications and clarifications, I am happily in debt to Mrs. Helen Ball and Mrs. Frances McClure of the Special Collections Library.
Finally a wholly personal word. As the years pas I frequently recall Psalm 16: "The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places"--pleasant, above all, because of personal ties that span a lifetime. Old friends to cherish - more than I can number - but saying that I think of two whom I first knew in residence hall and classroom. After fifty-five years of wide-ranging experiences, they are now my nearest neighbors. Great riches in a small domain. We rarely reminisce, but there is a mingled past and present in our friendship. To Ed Brown and Anne Amos Brown this book is (sub rosa) dedicated.
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