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New Jersey State Federation of Women's Clubs DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION MRS. WILLIAM SHIPMAN DOUGLASS CHAIRMAN COMMITTEE ON STATE COLLEGE NO. 62 SUMMIT AVENUE

JERSEY CITY, N.J., Dec. 1, 1914. Mrs. B. B. Munford, Richmond, Va., My dear Mrs. Munford:- Some time ago I wrote you stating that the Federation in New Jersey is agitating the subject of higher education of women at state expense. You very kindly sent me several helpful suggestions and a bulletin of the University to acquaint me with the progress of your campaign in Virginia. For all of which I have been deeply grateful and I am now writing hoping to secure some further information and inspiration from you. Our situation in New Jersey is peculiar. We have no purely state university in the sense in which you have. Instead our Legislature, in 1864 in order to obtain the gift of public lands offered the various states by Congress, "declared Rutgers College in New Brunswick (a private corporation owning its lands and [mildings?] [to the value at the present day of a little over a million dollars]) to be the State College of N.J. Since that time Rutgers