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The Morrill Act, Celebrating Land-Grant Universities

In 1862, Justin S. Morrill sponsored an Act establishing Land-grant institutions with the purpose of educating young Americans in agricultural and mechanical sciences.

Primary Sources on the Morrill Act Available Online

There are many primary sources online relating to the Morrill Act. These include:

Morrill Act Conference

Thinking Land Grants: A 'Cerebration' of the 150th Anniversary of the Morrill Land-Grant Act

October 3-6, 2012 on the Mississippi State University campus