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Records of the Centennial Committee-Land Grant Colleges

 Collection 0153-UA
In 1959, University President Wilson E. Elkins drew together a Centennial Committee to make arrangements for the campus observance of the centennial anniversary of the Land-Grant Act during the 1961-1962 academic year. This collection is primarily comprised of publications of the Centennial Office of the American Association of Land-Grant Colleges and State Universities, the national oversight group, as well as some correspondence of the university committee. Recognition of the anniversary was incorporated into several events during the year, including the band's performance at Homecoming and Military Day in the spring.Related files can be found in the Records of the Office of the President, Wilson H. Elkins portion. A preliminary inventory is available online for that portion here.


  • 1959-1962
  • Majority of material found within 1961-1962

Use and Access to Collection

This collection is open for research.

Duplication and Copyright Information

Photocopies of original materials may be provided for a fee and at the discretion of the curator. Please see our Duplication of Materials policy for more information. Queries regarding publication rights and copyright status of materials within this collection should be directed to the appropriate curator.


0.16 Linear Feet

Related Material

Related files can be found in the Records of the Office of the President, Wilson H. Elkins portion.
Guide to the records of the Centennial Committee - Land Grant Colleges
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Library Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives

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