Endowment History – A. Stull Harris Memorial Scholarship
November 3, 2022 | Posted in: Endowments | Scholarships | PGSF Blogs
Mrs. Marie Harris Barkley established the A. Stull Harris Memorial Scholarship in 1958 as a memorial to her husband Alfred Stull Harris, former president of Harris Intertype Corporation.
Stull Harris (shown in this picture: fifth, counter-clockwise from lower right) became president of Harris Corporation in 1944. During his administration, he established a Chemical Research Laboratory for the development and quality control of the various chemicals and plates needed by the lithographic industry. This gave the company a great lead over competitors as the only offset press manufacturer who thoroughly understood the process. At the time of Stull’s death in 1947, company inventors had patented nearly 250 innovations in printing equipment, with a concentration in offset lithographic printing. Today, Harris Corporation is now known as L3Harris Technologies and you can learn more about the history of the company here.
The original donation was made as an annual scholarship in 1958. In 1960, Mrs. Barkley converted the scholarship to a permanent endowment through a sizeable donation of Harris Intertype Corporation stock. Mrs. Barkley passed away in 1971, leaving the legacy of an A. Stull Harris Memorial Scholarship to future scholars.
The A. Stull Harris Memorial Scholarship is part of our Print Heritage group of endowments which is comprised of members that have made a gift commitment of over $25,000-49,999. To learn more about all of our endowed scholarships go to our online book. Learn more about the opportunities and benefits of creating an endowment with PGSF on our Endowments page.
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