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October 9, 1918
The University purchased Stephen Beauregard Weeks's collection of North Caroliniana. The 9,000 or so books and pamphlets formed the nucleus of the University's North Carolina Collection. Weeks graduated from the University in 1886, and in 1888 he received the first Ph.D. ever given by the Department of English.
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October 26, 1918
Edward Kidder Graham died of influenza in Chapel Hill. An 1898 graduate of the University, he served as president from 1914 to 1918. The Graham Memorial Building on campus is named for him.
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October 31, 1918
The Board of Trustees appointed Marvin Hendrix Stacy as chairman of the faculty, replacing President Edward Kidder Graham, who died of influenza.
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