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The Ralph Voorhees Portrait

Robert C. Clothier


To us of the Rutgers community, the name Voorhees has become inseparably identified with the spirit and the service of our library, and with the vigorous growth it has experienced since the turn of the century. It was in 1903 that the late Ralph Voorhees presented the library building to the college. When twenty years later the original structure became overcrowded, his widow, Elizabeth Rodman Voorhees provided the funds for the needed addition. We have again been reminded of the benefactions of this devoted couple by the presentation, on November 13 last, of a portrait of Ralph Voorhees, the gift of members of the Voorhees family and of the Class of 1888.

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