Exhibit 'For the Common Good' opens
Exhibit marks the 150th anniversary of the Land Grant Agricultural College Act
The University of Minnesota Libraries' Eric Moore told MinnPost that the 1862 act, also known as the Morrill Act, helped the University of Minnesota survive.
"The university was closed, it was deeply in debt, and its one building was only partially completed," Moore told MinnPost. "The act was a lifeline that helped the university survive those difficult times."
"For the Common Good" is on display at the Elmer L. Andersen Library's Atrium Gallery through Nov. 30. For more information, contact the University of Minnesota Archives at (612) 624-0562.