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Jones & Trustees: Assessment 5

Statement of President Lewis Webster Jones on the Heimlich-Finley Cases PDF version (4.2MB)

Please read the following pages from Statement of President Lewis Webster Jones on the Heimlich-Finley Cases, January 24, 1953; pages 1, 4, 5 & 11-13 shown below and then answer the four questions at the bottom of the reading.



Assessment 5

  1. What is the role of the author? What is the purpose of the letter?
  2. Why would Communism be considered threatening to academic work?
  3. How does President Jones explain the different opinions between the faculty and trustees?
  4. Why did President Jones mail copies of this document to all American universities?