University of Toledo

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In 1872, Jesup W. Scott donated 160 acres of land to serve as an endowment for the Toledo University of Arts and Trades. Unfortunately, the university failed in its early years but was resurrected in 1884 by Scott's three sons, who gave the remaining assets to the City of Toledo to create a manual training school. By 1909, the institution was becoming a full-fledged university but struggled financially and did not have a permanent home. That changed in 1931 with the construction of the Bancroft Street campus, including the iconic University Hall, built in the Collegiate Gothic style. The University of Toledo remained a municipally supported university until 1967, when it joined Ohio's higher education system. In 2006, the University of Toledo merged with the former Medical College of Ohio, a state-supported institution founded in 1964. Today, the University of Toledo serves 20,000 students in degree programs as varied as medicine, law, engineering, business, education, pharmacy, nursing, and liberal arts.
ISBN: 9781467127240
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Ohio
Series: Campus History
Images: 226
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Barbara L. Floyd has served as the University of Toledo's archivist for over 30 years. She holds a bachelor of arts degree in journalism, a master of arts degree in American history, and a master's degree in public administration from the University of Toledo. The photographs in this book are from the University of Toledo's Ward M. Canaday Center for Special Collections, which includes the archives of the former Medical College of Ohio.
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