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Plans Complete for Rosenwald Chicago Industrial Museum

August 10, 1928
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(Jewish Daily Bulletin)

Six major divisions, showing the progress of industry through the ages, have been planned for the Rosenwald Museum and each section will be headed by a recognized scientist, it was announced by Waldemar Kaempfert, director. Mr. Kaempffert was named last April to organize the institution which will occupy the reconstructed Fine Arts Building in Jackson Park.

“We have engaged in a painstaking search for competent men to assemble the exhibits,” he explained. “When they are chosen, each will have to obtain a staff to do the work. We expected to have the organization complete by October.”

The six divisions, according to Mr. Kaempffert, are to be as follows: Geology, Mining and Metallurgy, depicting the progress of the art of mining and the use of products; Prime Movers, showing steam, gasoline and electric engines, wind motors, tide motors and other devices for manufacturing power; Transportation and Communication. In this division will be found not only locomotives, boats, automobiles and airplanes, but telephone and telegraph, radio and television. moving pictures and photography in general, printing devices and every discovery of man in the art of communication; Agriculture and Forests and their Products. A comprehensive section, including every phase of food production manufactured from vegetable substances; Civil Engineering and Public Works, Showing the industrial progress of man in sanitation, building subways and canals, city planning and similar improvements: Fundamental Sciences, an exhibit of progress of physics and chemistry and their application to industry.

One department head has been chosen. Dr. S. Colum Gilfillan, former professor of economics and allied subjects at the University of the South and Grinnell, Ia., College is working now in outlining plans for exhibits in the transportation division. Miss Marion F. Williams, formerly of the University of Chicago and the Art Institute, has been made museum librarian.

The endowment for the new museum is fixed at $12,000,000.

The largest personal property tax to be assessed in Cook County this year is $2,000,000 against Julius Rosenwald.

Rabbi J. Bienenfeld of Syracuse. N. Y. opened the round table discussion led by Prof. E M. Borchard on the Protection of Citizens Abroad at the Williamstown Institute of Polities.

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