Education: Monument on Deck 38

Professor William Sumner Jenkins of the University of North Carolina was fed up with the historian's lot. He had research work to do on constitutional amendments and he was well started, but to finish it he would have to travel thousands of miles to study documents scattered all over the nation. He reflected unhappily that he did not even know where many of them were, or how long he would have to search for them, or whether they existed at all. Then one day in 1936 Jenkins got his idea. He knew that in official archives and private collections throughout the...

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