Sara Wilford
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Sara Wilford
Sara Delano Roosevelt diBonaventura Wilford is the daughter of Betsey Cushing Roosevelt Whitney, a prominent philanthropist in medicine and art, and James Roosevelt, the oldest son of US President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Anna Eleanor Roosevelt. Wilford is the adopted daughter of John Hay Whitney.
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COUNTY LINES; Should They Learn Young That Their Days Are Numbered?
NYTimes - almost 11 years
THROW me out of the Westchester Striving Parents' Society for this, but I barely read anything that comes from my children's school. The teachers and administrators seem to be doing a pretty good job; they don't bother me, so why should I bother them? Still, something did catch my eye recently, and it had me spoiling for a fight. So incensed was I
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Famed Whitney Collection Of Art Is on the Block
NYTimes - about 13 years
More than 40 Impressionist and modern paintings from one of the last great American collections in private hands are to be sold at Sotheby's in New York on May 5, the auction house announced yesterday. Sotheby's estimates the sale could bring $140 million to $190 million. The collection includes works by Manet, Degas, Monet and Sargent as well as a
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I Want to Read
NYTimes - about 16 years
To the Editor: Re ''Bush's Plan to Push Reading in 'Head Start' Stirs Debate'' (front page, Feb. 10): I hope that the gurus who design literacy programs for Head Start will make ''desire to read'' their first goal, and meaningful learning as the way to ''push'' it. How about valuing the importance of dramatic play for children's conceptual
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Program That Gives Teachers Insights
NYTimes - over 16 years
HAD there not been an enlightened teacher education program at Sarah Lawrence College in Yonkers, Daniel Mendoza Connor might have been lost in the shuffle. Daniel, a fourth grader at F. E. Bellows School in Rye Neck, was failing academically. Several months ago, though, his teacher, William McKeon, an alumnus of Sarah Lawrence's Art of Teaching
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A Cezanne Leads a $128 Million Auction of the Whitney Art Collection
NYTimes - almost 18 years
Sotheby's made a perfect score last night when it sold all 50 works from one of the world's fabled art collections: an exceptional group of Impressionist and modern paintings, drawings and sculptures from the estate of Betsey Cushing Roosevelt Whitney. The evening totaled $128.3 million, far above its $90 million high estimate, making it the
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Whitney Estate Sweetens Spring Art Sales
NYTimes - almost 18 years
The round of important fine-art auctions that begins at Sotheby's in Manhattan on Monday evening might be described as a play in two acts. The first act could be called ''The Auctioneer's Dream'': the collection of extraordinary Post-Impressionist paintings from the estate of Betsey Cushing Roosevelt Whitney, the New York socialite and
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INSIDE ART
NYTimes - almost 18 years
Old Masters, New Focus In 1961 the Samuel H. Kress Foundation gave more than $1 billion worth of European art to American museums, universities and colleges. Now, as this New York-based foundation is approaching its 75th anniversary, it is starting a program to encourage institutions to explain the origins of European art in imaginative ways. This
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$80 Million Sale Is Set for Whitney Couple's Riches
NYTimes - about 18 years
For three days and two nights in April and May, Sotheby's could once again be the center of the kind of auction frenzy that surrounded its sale of items from the estate of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis in 1996 and the Duchess of Windsor last year. Yesterday the auction house announced that it would sell $80 million to $110 million worth of property
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THE LIVES THEY LIVED: Betsey Cushing Whitney; The Last Princess
NYTimes - about 18 years
America during the Depression was captivated by the ''fabulous Cushing sisters,'' three glamorous daughters of an eminent neurosurgeon, famous for marrying into some of the nation's richest and most powerful families. The women had six husbands in all, among them an Astor, a Whitney, a Roosevelt and William S. Paley, the founder of CBS. But the
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Betsey Cushing Whitney Is Dead at 89
NYTimes - almost 19 years
Betsey Cushing Roosevelt Whitney, the widow of John Hay (Jock) Whitney, the first wife of James Roosevelt and the last of the three glamorous Cushing sisters of Boston, died yesterday at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, N.Y. She was 89. Mrs. Whitney was one of the most prestigious figures in New York society, although she disliked
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STUDENTS LEARNING ABOUT CHILD'S PLAY
NYTimes - over 28 years
LEAD: HOW do you make a worm garden? Fill an acquarium with layers of soil and plant some earthworms in it. Then water the soil and watch the worms come up. HOW do you make a worm garden? Fill an acquarium with layers of soil and plant some earthworms in it. Then water the soil and watch the worms come up. ''When you put water in it's like the rain
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Sarina R. di Bonaventura Married to Philip S. Birsh
NYTimes - almost 29 years
LEAD: Sarina Rosaria di Bonaventura and Philip Steven Birsh were married yesterday in a private civil ceremony at the Greentree estate in Manhasset, L.I., the home of the bride's grandmother, Mrs. John Hay Whitney. Sarina Rosaria di Bonaventura and Philip Steven Birsh were married yesterday in a private civil ceremony at the Greentree estate in
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CHILDREN'S READING EXPLORED
NYTimes - almost 31 years
IS there a best way to teach children to read? What can parents do to spark a child's interest in words, stories and literature? How can summer reading be made enjoyable? The answers to these questions and others were shared during a recent lecture and discussion on ''developing a love of reading in children.'' The evening meeting held at Sarah
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A TEACHING DEGREE AT SARAH LAWRENCE
NYTimes - about 32 years
NEXT fall Sarah Lawrence College in Yonkers will join the list of private liberal arts colleges offering teacher-preparation programs to their students. The new program at Sarah Lawrence was approved last week by the college's board of trustees and has recently received approval from the State Education Department. Called ''The Art of Teaching,''
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STUDENTS GET CREDIT FOR COMMUNITY AID
NYTimes - about 32 years
''MY parents always said, 'You could become a Candy Striper,' but I never really thought of doing it seriously until my school said I had to do something. Then I began it right away.'' For the last two months, Keara Duffy, a ninth grader at the Briarcliff High School, has been spending four hours a week as a volunteer at the Phelps Memorial
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ANALYST FOCUSES ON LIFE'S EARLY YEARS
NYTimes - almost 33 years
Dr. Margaret S. Mahler, one of the nation's pre-eminent child psychiatrists, made a rare appearance here over the weekend to bring what she believes is a message of the greatest urgency to a crowded gathering of parents, nursery school teachers and day care workers. Dr. Mahler, who is 86 years old and has spent much of her life formulating and
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WHITNEY FOUNDATION, SCALING BACK, MAY BE SHUT
NYTimes - over 34 years
The 36-year-old John Hay Whitney Foundation has radically scaled back its philanthropy since its founder's death in February, and its officials say they may eventually decide to close down. The foundation's budget was small in comparison with the country's larger philanthropies. It made an unusually strong impact, however, in its attempts to
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JOHN HAY WHITNEY DIES AT 77; PUBLISHER LED IN MANY FIELDS
NYTimes - about 35 years
John Hay Whitney, master of one of the great American fortunes and a pace-setting leader in a kaleidoscope of fields, died yesterday in North Shore Hospital, Manhasset, L.I., after a long illness. He was 77 years old. A friend once said that for Mr. Whitney ''money has three purposes: to be invested wisely, to do good with and to live well off.''
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