Men of the Museum 1869-1927

Portrait of Charles H. Morrill

Portrait of Charles Morrill scanned from Archives and Special

University Hall, circa 1884

Regent and fried to Nebraska University from the beginnings, Charles Morrill had a lifelong friendship and shared interest in paleology and archaeology with Professor Erwin Barbour. Morrill wielded great political respect within the University, Nebraska, and United States governments. His cousin was the author of the Morrill Land Grant Act which made the foundation of the University of Nebraska possible. Fittingly, the current Museum of Natural Science is housed in a building named in his honor and memory.

Scanned 01 May 2008


Charles H. Morrill
RG 52/02
Periodical: Box:207
Archives and Special Collections, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries