TMC and LMU Merger in the News (1905)

To Merge Medical Colleges.  Will Join Tennessee Institution to Lincoln Memorial University At a meeting of the board of directors of the Lincoln Memorial University, held in this city on Tuesday, it was decided to accept a proposition to merge the Tennessee Medical College at Knoxville with the Cumberland Gap institution.  The negotiations between the institutions were carried on by General O. O. Howard, of Burlington, Vt., president of the board of the Lincoln Memorial, and by President B. M. Young of the Medical College. "The Tennessee Medical College is an excellent institution," said General Howard yesterday, "and one that the Lincoln Memorial is proud to join forces with.  The Medical College has a well equipped plant at Knoxville, and is about to put up a fine new building, which it desires to name in honor of the martyr [sic] President." Source:  New York Tribune, August 3, 1905, page 5   Schools To Be Combined.  Lincoln Memorial and Tennessee Medical Institutions To Unite New York, Aug. 2. -- The union of Lincoln Memorial University, which is situated at Cumberland Gap, Tenn., with the Tennessee Medical College of Knoxville is assurred [sic] by the vote of the Board of Directors of the university. Some time ago the medical college made a formal proposition to the directors of the university for a substantial merger of the two institutions. Major General O. O. Howard, president of the Board of Directors, called a meeting to consider the proposition.  The meeting was held this afternoon at No. 150 Nassau street, this city. After considerable discussion, the proposal of the medical college was approved and a committee of three was appointed to carry out the plan.  The board examined the drawings of new buildings furnished by Hiss & Weeks [sic], architects of this city, and substantially approved of the work already done. This included the erection of the library which Andrew Carnegie conditionally promised to the institution.  Mr. Carnegie's conditions have already been fulfilled and the work will be completed under the direction of the Building Committee. Source:  St. Louis Republic (Missouri), August 3, 1905, page 9   Merger of Colleges.  Lincoln Memorial and Tennessee Medical To Be United New York, Aug. 1 -- A special meeting of the board of directors of the Lincoln Memorial University, near Cumberland Gap, Tenn., was held in this city to-day to take action on the proposal recently made by the Tennessee Medical College to form a substantial union with Lincoln University.  The board of directors took favorable action upon the proposal, and appointed a committee with power to carry out the details. Source:  Washington Post (DC), August 2, 1905, page 1   Merger of Colleges.  Lincoln Memorial and Tennessee Medical To Be United New York, August 3. -- A special meeting of the board of directors of the Lincoln Memorial University, near Cumberland Gap, Tenn., was held in this city to take action on the proposal recently made by the Tennessee Medical College to form a substantial union with Lincoln University.  The board of directors took favorable action upon the proposal, and appointed a committee with power to carry out the details. Source:  Charlotte News (North Carolina), August 3, 1905, page 2

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