Report eight from the first bound volume of ten which documents in part the first nineteen years of The Free Academy, the predecessor of the educational institution, City College of New York. THE FOUNDING OF THE FREE ACADEMY. REPORTS AND ADDRESSES 1847-50 includes 14 individual reports. At a time when municipal education constituted primary schooling, citizens united in response to arguments presented by a merchant and Board of Education President, Townsend Harris, for the necessity of an institution that would provide advanced training for future generations of citizens to fully engage in the professions advantageous to an expanding urban center. Includes preliminary reports that commented on the application of resources for the creation of the institution and the annual reports of the faculty, demonstrating accountability to the Board of Education with regard to the operation of the facility., BOARD OF EDUCATION. MAY 16, 1849. [of the Executive Committee for the Care, Management and Government of the Free Academy, and, after the adoption of the accompanying rule, additional to those already established for the admission of students‰Û_] [8 pages, (1-8), 1849], RGB
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