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  • Collection: American University Timeline

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First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt attended class and spent the evening with the 34 women housed at AU in the Navy Department civilian workers program.

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Professors and their families watching the first undergraduate class at The American University planting a tree beside Hurst Hall.

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The American University purchased 1901,1903, 1905, and 1907 F Street in early 1920 to facilitate enrollment by federal employees.

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Bishop John W. Hamilton who gave the first dollar to found American University speaking at the Opening Ceremony.

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President Dwight Eisenhower breaking ground with a shovel as part of the Commencement Ceremonies at American University.

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President Obama speaking in the new School of International Service building at American University July 1, 2010

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Authorizes grading of Massachusetts Ave from Rock Creek to AU pending awarding of contracts for the work

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A general appeal from Bishop Hurst dated May 1, 1890 explaining why Washington needs a National University. He describes the location as "magnificent," and argues that the university is best situated in Washington, D.C. because of its access to theā€¦

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A photograph of the green roof at Katzen Art Center. American University is classified as an arboretum in Washington D.C.