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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

March 17, 1934
Francis Preston Venable died in Richmond, Virginia. While at the University of North Carolina, he served as president from 1900 to 1915 and was also Kenan Professor of Chemistry.
October 10, 1934
Franklin D. Roosevelt appointed University graduate Robert D. W. Connor as the first Archivist of the United States. Connor organized and oversaw the National Archives from 1934 to 1941. Upon his resignation, Connor returned to the University as the Craige Professor of Jurisprudence and History.
November 28, 1934
Collier Cobb, Professor of Geology, died in Chapel Hill. He joined the faculty in 1892 and later became head of the Geology Department. Cobb Residence Hall is named for him.