University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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Early in 1869, Nebraska's legislature convened for the first time in the new capital city of Lincoln. Eager to reap the benefits of the Morrill Act, legislators quickly approved a bill establishing the University of Nebraska. Visionary lawmakers rejected the creation of two universities and determined that the state university and the state agricultural university should "be united as one educational institution." Thus was born Nebraska's great land grant and comprehensive research university that serves Nebraskans and the world beyond the state. Pulitzer Prize–winning authors, Olympic athletes, and Nobel Prize–winning scientists have launched their careers at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, as have world-class artists, entertainers, educators, and business leaders.
ISBN: 9781467125581
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Nebraska
Series: Campus History
Images: 178
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Kay Logan-Peters is professor of libraries and serves as art and architecture librarian at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. She is a proud alumna and has spent over two decades researching the history, buildings, people, and events that have defined the university. Utilizing photographs from the Archives & Special Collections of the University of Nebraska Libraries, this book illustrates the pioneering spirit and dedication of the people who shaped the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.
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