"It is highly proper that our group of noble edifices should begin
with the College of History. This science takes the first place... in the development
of a great educational scheme - a modern, a complete, and an American University."
"The building we dedicate here today closes the quad...even while that closure opens a
new future to us all. It is a marvelous paradox that this building opens the future by
bringing us the gifts of the past."