Don Kagin has an alternate theory on why the Roosevelt University course in numismatics was discontinued.
Belatedly I started catching up on my E-Sylum articles and noticed that there were inquiries concerning the Roosevelt University Course in Numismatics. Ken Bressett answered most of the questions except why it was not renewed the second year. Although I was not old enough to attend at the time, my brother did. The program was started at Roosevelt U. because that is where my brother was attending.
While quite popular, my understanding is that other professors were jealous and sabotaged the course that did not feature any of the school professors. Unfortunately academic politics can be as nasty as its government counterpart.
Perhaps we should consider reviving a similar program someday…..
That's a very plausible explanation, made more so by the fact that Don's father Art "conceived and fostered" the Roosevelt University courses (as Ken Bressett wrote).
And of course, it would be wonderful to have a university-level course in numismatics in this country again. How could it be done to avoid the pitfalls that befell the Roosevelt University program?
To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see:
THE 1966 ANA PNG ARBITRATION HEARING AND ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY
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