An Endowment for Education: Nebraska & the Morrill Act 1862-1890
The federal government, under the auspice of the Morrill Act, endowed the state of Nebraska with 90,000 acres of land to create a state agricultural college. The profit from land sold allowed for the creation of the University of Nebraska. Yet the correlation of federal land and physical university is not one of spatiality, but rather of ink and paper. This thematic archive collection traces the origins of the University through laws from Congress to the Board of Regents.
Editor: Alex Wheeler, History 470: Digital History, Fall 2009