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At the turn of the century the University of Nebraska was transforming from a small prairie school to a prestigious center for higher education in a growing community. This exhibit aims to outline the legacies, controversies, and the indentity of the University of Nebraska in the 1900s.
Drawing from the picture of the University as a booming, spirited community, this project will delve into the University's situation in the fabulous 1890s. By researching the Administration, Faculty, Students, and Community at that time, this project seeks to portray an unbiased and accurate picture of the University in the 1890s.
The beginning of the University was a turbulent time, with plenty of criticism from the community, and a constant fight to prove its own worth. The school grew in many ways in the first twenty years, and made changes that ultimately started the transformation into what we see today. The Morrill act set the stage, giving Lincoln the land to build their own college. It started out small with only twenty students taking college courses; choosing from three course paths. As the years progressed, new chancellors brought new ideas, and the University evolved. Eventually the position of the community shifted from hostile to accepting as the University of Nebraska set the foundation for years to come.