Morrill Act & Land-Grant Institutions

One hundred and fifty years ago Congress passed the Morrill Act funding institutions of higher education with grants of federal land. Sponsored by Vermont statesman Justin Smith Morrill, this legislation sought to make education at colleges and universities more practical and more available to the working classes.

If you are interested in more information on the topic consult our Morrill Act & Land-Grant Institutions Research Guide or ask a librarian for assistance.

Linda Kott
Information Services Librarian


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