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The hidden President Hibben

I have been told by a credible source that President Hibben in fact left instructions to have most of his papers destroyed, and that his daughter Beth carried out his wish. The reason given was that the papers contained controversial or sensitive information that Dr. Hibben did not want passed on.

The remaining mystery is what the content of the papers may have been, to cause such a drastic action. If I have it right, it had to do with a long-standing argument within the university administration, which Hibben had attempted to resolve. Can anyone enlighten us further?

Stuart G. Hibben '48
Bethesda, Md.

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