Emma Dent is the development coordinator for the Clayton Century Foundation and a visual arts contributor to St. Louis Magazine. She holds an A.B., summa cum laude, in art history and archaeology from Washington University in St. Louis and an M.A. in art history from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she was a Distinguished Graduate Fellow.
Posts by Emma Dent
The story of Delyte Morris and the Southern Illinois University he created is what Robert A. Harper calls “a story of unlikely success and a tragic end.” It does read like an American tragedy, somehow, based in a rustic start, ambition, ingenuity, and the fallibility of good intentions.