Michigan State University

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Michigan State University,

at East Lansing; land-grant and state supported; coeducational; chartered 1855. It opened in 1857 as Michigan Agricultural College, the first state agricultural college. From 1925 to 1959 it was known as Michigan State College of Agriculture and Applied Science, and in 1964 its present name was adopted. The state agricultural experiment station and an agricultural technology institute are there. The university operates a statewide extension service. Its library contains an outstanding collection of books relating to veterinary medicine.
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Army and assigned as the Professor of Military Science and Tactics at Michigan Agricultural College, Lansing, Michigan.
Without the federal land grants it is almost certain that neither the University of Michigan, Michigan State Normal School, nor Michigan Agricultural College would have been established until much later, if at all.
In the 1850s Michigan established two additional state educational institutions: the State Normal School and the Michigan Agricultural College.
By an act approved on February 12, 1855, the Michigan Agricultural College was created, and its location was designated as a site within ten miles of Lansing.
Under the provisions of the Morrill Act, Michigan received 240,000 acres of land, and this placed Michigan Agricultural College on a firm financial footing.
Through meticulous research and vivid archival photographs, this book shows how the mission was played out at every turn, within the first 70 years of the founding of what was then the Michigan Agricultural College.

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