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How Franklin S. Harris Saved Brigham Young University
He was a farm boy living in Mexico who made his way to Cornell to study agronomy, then later almost single-handedly saved Brigham Young University from extinction. Along the way he managed to establish the first College of Fine Arts west of the Mississippi. The improbable strands in this story are woven together for us by archivist Gordon Daines, in a profile of Franklin S. Harris (the same Harris who is an eponym for the Harris Fine Arts Center at BYU).—Original airdate: 8/17/2007

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