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Tulane University, An educational institution in New Orleans, La., formerly known as the University of Louisiana, and reorganized in 1884 after Paul Tulane (q. v.) had set apart a considerable fortune for the superior education of white youth in the South, which money came into the possession of the university, the name of which was changed in honor of the donor. The university has colleges of medicine, law, art, sciences, and technology; the university department of philosophy and science; and the H. Sophie Newcomb Memorial College for Women, founded on a separate endowment of $500,000 by Mrs. Joseph Louise Newcomb. In 1900 it reported: Professors and instructors, seventy-seven; students, 1,145; volumes in the library, 25,000; productive funds, $1,477,000; grounds and buildings valued at $810,000; benefactions, $10,000; income, $131,600; number of graduates, 4,923; president, Edwin A. Alderman, Ll.D.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing),
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