The University of Rhode Island, by James Wheaton and Dr. Richard Vangermeersch
The University of Rhode Island is an in-depth pictorial history of URI that covers the periodbeginning with its inception as a college in 1892 to the term of its current president. Settled in the rural village of Kingston, where a rolling hillsidehas evolved into a vast world-class educational institution, URI began as the Rhode Island Agricultural School in 1889. Photographs seen in this book tell the story of the Kingston residents' struggle to bring the state's agricultural school into being. We see the never-ending crusades for necessary facilities and faculty and the radical adaptations utilized during World War I and World War II. The growth and fame of coaches, athletic teams, and athletes are chronicled, and dignitaries such as Eleanor Roosevelt, Presidents Eisenhower and Johnson, composer Aaron Copeland, Igor Sigorsky, andinnumerable others jump from the pages.