Rosenwald to Change Name of Museum He Endowed
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Rosenwald to Change Name of Museum He Endowed

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The name of the Rosenwald Industrial Museum of Chicago will be changed to the Museum of Science and History, the change being made at the insistence of Julius Rosenwald, who endowed the institution with $3,000,000, over the protest of the Board of Trustees.

“Whatever I contributed toward founding the museum has been with the firm belier that it will play a useful part in our educational, industrial and scientific life,” Mr. Rosenwald declared in announcing his decision for the change in the name.

Leo F. Wormer, secretary of the board of trustees, said that Mr. Rosenwald’s “impersonal action marks a signal departure from the traditional personal form of public gifts.”

The contract for the building, costing $5,000,000, to be erected in Jackson Park here, has been granted.

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