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Morrill Act & Land-Grant Universities

This guide is for researchers interested in learning more about the history of the Morrill Act and land-grant universities in the U.S. Each tab contains links to web-accessible resources and tips for finding additional information.

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Just want to browse?

Usingthe ISU Quick Search is an excellent way to view or locate information aboutbooks in our library. To do this, use the Quick Search boxin the left sidebar. Recommended terms include: Morrill Act; land-grant college*; Morrill, Justin Smith; Turner, Jonathan Baldwin; Hatch Act; agricultural colleges united states history.

Both novice and veteran researchers may also find it worthwhile to simply browse certain areas of the ISU Library. Depending on the needs or interests of the researcher, browsing the stacks may serve as a valuable overview of available resources. Physically browsing the stacks often results in the discovery of that one book or source the researcher has always hoped to run across, or, unaware of its existence, never thought to search for using Quick Search. Here are some suggested call number areas that may prove helpful:

E 664 .M8 = Senator Justin Smith Morrill.

LB 2827=Jonathan Baldwin Turner

LB 2329.5=history of land-grant colleges

S 533 = history of agricultural education

S 544 = history of agricultural extension

T 69 -T 73= history of engineering education

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