Malamud at Oregon State: A Digital Humanities Project

Reactions Outside OSC

Thanks to this article in the New York Times, published on Feb. 24, 1949, this case went public on the national stage. People from all over the nation wrote in to President Strand, both to applaud, and to condemn his actions. Housing reactions throughout the nation, our map under "Geographical Reactions" will allow you to read the letters that people sent to President Strand, as well as a few letters that Pres. Strand sent in response. Dr. Linus Pauling, an Oregon State alum, was Spitzer's most adamant advocate. He gave his support in every way he could think of, and was so appalled by Strand's actions and words that he didn't return to Oregon State until five years after Strand retired. We've provided letters of Dr. Pauling's that exemplify the lengths he went to in order to support Spitzer, as well as the various ways Spitzer and Pauling tried to garner support with various academic organizations, such as the American Association of University professors and the American Chemical Society.

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  1. New York Times - Spitzer