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Exhibit Examines University's Land Grant Institution Role

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From September 10 through November 30, University of Minnesota Libraries will host an exhibit, "For the Common Good," at the Andersen Atrium Gallery.  

The Land Grant Agricultural College Act--signed by President Lincoln in 1862--set aside public lands, the sale of which were used to fund public colleges to "promote the liberal and practical education of the industrial classes." The legislation provided much needed financial support for the University of Minnesota, then a fledgling and struggling institution. This exhibit, based on material from the collections of the University of Minnesota Archives, examines the ongoing question of how the University should fulfill its role as a land grant university.

This exhibit is free and open to the public. Visit the Andersen Library website for hours and directions.

Kristen Mastel
Outreach and Instruction Librarian

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