Page images


Mechanics, Optics, Astronomy, Geology. Lectures on Mining and Metallurgy, Laboratory Practice, Analysis of Minerals, Assaying, Drawing. Compositions.

Those who have passed their examinations on any one of the above courses, shall receive the degree of Bachelor of Science. Those who, after attaining the degree of Bachelor of Science, shall successfully pursue the studies of the Senior Class in the Academic course, (the classics being excepted,) or advanced studies in the Scientific Department for one year, shall receive the degree of Bachelor of Philosophy.


Those who do not desire to pursue a full course in the Agricultural College, will be permitted to pursue such portions of the course as with the advice and approval of the Faculty they may select, and may be properly prepared to undertake. Special facilities in laboratory practice will thus be afforded to those who are pursuing a course of study in the Medical Department of the University.


To meet the wants of young men, who cannot leave their homes in the summer or autumn, a special course of lectures on Agricultural subjects will be given in February and March, provided there is sufficient demand for such a course to justify the establishment of it. No examination will be required for attendance upon this course. Among the topics treated will be Agricultural Chemistry and Physiology, Agricultural Zoology, Physical Geography, etc. A special fee, hereafter to be announced, will be charged for attendance on these lectures.


Provision will be made for military drill and instruction in tactics.


The students in the Agricultural College (except the young men who are attending only the course of lectures to farmers) are required to attend prayers in the chapel, and are in every respect subject to the same rules of order and discipline as the students in the Academic department.


Tuition, $15 per term. Room and rent incidentals as before.

Those who pursue the Laboratory courses, must also incur an additional expense of about $40 a year for chemicals, breakage, etc.


The Corporation are determined to make the course of instruction in both departments of the institution thorough and complete. The Chemical Laboratory, the Philosophical Apparatus, the collections made to illustrate the physical sciences, already afford large facilities for instruction, but the increasing wants of the institution will be promptly met. The corps of Professors and Instructors will be enlarged, as the needs of the University may require. While care is taken to meet the wants of those young men who cannot pursue a full course in either the Academic or the Agricultural department, it is the aim of the Corporation to maintain the highest standard of discipline and culture in the regular Academic course, and to provide for a full, systematic and rigorous course of scientific study.




IN 1858 the Legislature passed an act (March 22) appropriating $10,000 for the purchase of a farm on which to locate an Agricultural College, and at the same time entrusted its management to a Board of Trustees, of thirteen members, one from each Judicial District, and the Governor, and President of the State Agricultural Society. They are to serve for four years without pay, but are allowed mileage. The terms of one half of the Board will expire May 1, 1868, and of the other half two years later.

The county of Story donated $10,000 in the bonds of the county bearing 7 per cent. interest, and individuals gave in bonds and notes about $7,000 more. The Legislature in the act of 1858, also gave five sections of land in Jaspar county originally granted by Congress for the building of a capital, out of which the College has realized $14,000.

The two hundred and forty thousand acres assigned to the State of Iowa by the act of Congress of July 2, 1862, were appropriated by the Legislature (March 29, 1866) to the "State Agricultural College and Model Farm.

The scrip was located within the State by an agent whom the Trustees appointed, and the lands have since been offered for sale or for lease. The plan of leasing for ten years has been preferred. The lands selected on the gov ernment scrip are valued at $480,000.

The Agricultural College was located in Story County, thirty miles due north from the capital of the State, on a farm of 640 acres, situated about midway between Nevada and Boonsboro, bought with a legislative appropriation of $10,000. Prior to the reception of the National grant the institution had acquired in various ways a fund of $30,000 in land, bonds, &c., after the purchase of the site and erection of a farm house. Subsequent to the bestowal of the National endowment, the Legislature, in 1864, appropriated $20,000 for the erection of a college building, and in 1866 the sum of $91,000 for the same purpose.

The College building will have sufficient accommodation for the board, lodg ment and tuition of 200 students, and the requisite Professors. The structure is five stories high, one hundred and fifty-six feet in length, by seventy in width, the wings being capable of extension if additional room should be required.

The Faculty, course of study, &c., are yet to be determined. A committee consisting of Gov. W. Stone, Lt. Gov. Gue, and Peter Melendy, President of the State Agricultural Society, were appointed to visit the agricultural and other scientific industrial institutions of other States, inquire into their operations, and nominate a President and Faculty for the Iowa College.




THE State University of Wisconsin, located at Madison, was established in 1851, on the basis of the United States University land-grant of 46,000 acres. Out of this grant a "University fund" of $300,000 was realized, the income of which by the Constitution of the State should be appropriated to the support of the University-but the productive capital has been practically diminished by the purchase of land and the erection of buildings, to the amount of over $100,000; and in addition, the State charges to the income of this fund $1,000, as the cost of its management, thereby diminishing the annual income at least $8,000-enough to secure at least three or four additional professors.

Of the National land-grant for Agricultural Colleges, two hundred and forty thousand acres constituted the amount appropriated to Wisconsin. Up to 1867, little more than $8,000 had been received from this source; though the scrip had been located in the State on lands valued in the aggregate at $300,000. In April, 1866, the Legislature decided to reorganize and enlarge the State University, and to establish two Colleges in it, the College of Arts, and the College of Letters. The income of the College land-scrip fund and the income of the University fund, were both appropriated to this institution, making an aggregate of property, (including land unsold,) valued at $706,773, with an annual available income for the present of about $13,000.


The Regents of the University for 1867-8, are as follows:

J. B. PARKINSON, Fayette; AUG. L. SMITH, Appleton; B. R. HINKLEY, Oconomowoc; SAMUEL FALLOWS, Milwaukee; JACOB S. BUGH, Berlin-terms expire in 1868. EDWARD SALOMON, Milwaukee; ANGUS CAMERON, La Crosse; C. S. HAMILTON, Fond Du Lac; H. C. HOBART, Milwaukee; N. B. VAN SLYKE, Madison-terms expire in 1869. JNO. G. McMYNN, Racine; F. O. THORPE, West Bend; R. B. SANDERSON, Poynette; J. C. COVER, Lancaster; HENRY D. BARRON, St. Croix Falls-terms expire in 1870. THOMAS S. ALLEN, Secretary of State, ex-officio Secretary; W. E. SMITH, State Treasurer, ex-officio Treasurer.


The Faculty of the same year are as follows:

PAUL A. CHADBOURNE, M. D., President, and Professor of Mental and Moral Philosophy; JOHN W. STERLING, LL. D., Professor of Natural Philosophy and Astronomy; EZRA S. CARR, LL. D., Professor of Chemistry and Natural History; Professor of Agriculture; T. N. HASKELL, A. M., Professor of Rhetoric and English Literature; WILLIAM F. ALLEN, A. M., Professor of Ancient Languages and History; JOHN P. FUCHS, M. D., Professor of Modern Languages and Literature; JOHN P. PARKINSON, A. M., Professor of Mathematics; R. E. HARMON, A. B., Tutor.



The requirements for admission to the College of Arts, (which is the Scientific School of the University,) are as follows:

Candidates are examined in English Grammar, Geography, in Mental and Written Arithmetic, in Plane and Solid Geometry, and in Algebra to Quadratic Equations. None are received until they are at least fifteen years of age.



First Term.-Mathematics-Alegebra begun, Loomis; German-Ahn's Method; Natural History-Botany. Elective Studies-Practical Botany and Agriculture, French and Latin.

Second Term.-Mathematics-Algebra completed, Loomis; Conic Sections, Loomis; German-Select Readings; History. Elective Studies-History of

Useful Plants, Physical Geography, Climatology, French, Latin.

Third Term.-Mathematics-Plane Trigonometry, Mensuration, Surveying and Navigation, Loomis; German-Schiller's or Goethe's Plays; Natural History-Botanical Analysis; History. Elective Studies-Horticulture, French, Latin. Themes and Declamations weekly during the year.


First Term.-Mathematics-Spherical Trigonometry, Loomis; Analytical Geometry, Loomis; Rhetoric-Day; Natural History-Mineralogy, Dana; Human Anatomy-Lectures; Chemistry, Youmans. Elective Studies-Laboratory Practice, Qualitative Analysis, Blowpipe Analysis.

Second Term.-Physics-Snell's Olmsted begun, Lectures; Civil Polity-Political Economy, Perry; Chemistry-Organic and Applied; Natural HistoryZoology begun, Agassiz. Elective Studies-Laboratory Practice, Quantitative Analysis.

Third Term.-Physics-Snell's Olmsted completed, Lectures; Civil Polity-International Law, Constitution of the United States; Natural History—Zoölogy completed, General Physiology. Elective Studies-Differential and Integral Calculus, Natural History of Domestic Animals, Entomology. Themes and Declamations weekly during the year.


First Term.-Astronomy-Snell's Olmsted; Mental Philosophy-Haven; English Literature--Shaw begun. Elective Studies-Examination of Soils, Forestry.

Second Term.-Logic, Whately; Moral Philosophy-Hopkins; English Literature-Shaw completed; Rhetoric-Bascom; Asthetics-Bascom. Elective Studies-Modern Languages, Chemical Analysis, Determinative Mineralogy.

Third Term.-Natural Theology-Chadbourne; Analogy-Butler; Evidences-Hopkins, Lectures; History-Guizot's History of Civilization, General Review. Elective Studies-Reviews. Critical Essays, Declamations, and Forensic Disputations, weekly during the year.

The degree of Bachelor of Philosophy is conferred on those who complete this course.

The price of Tuition is $6 per term of thirteen weeks.


By section 15 of the organic act it is provided that "immediately upon the organization of the Board, it shall be their duty to make arrangements for securing, without expense to the State or to the funds of the University, suitable

lands, in the immediate vicinity of the University, not less than two hundred acres, including the University grounds, for an experimental farm, and as early as possible thereafter, to make such improvements thereon as will render it available for experimental and instructional purposes, in connection with the Agricultural course in the College of Arts." In obedience to this provision the Board of Regents, after a full and thorough examination of such lands as were offered to them for that purpose, and such others as they believed could be obtained, have purchased for this experimental farm a piece of land embracing that part of section 14, in township seven, north of range nine east, which lies west of the University grounds, and that part of section 23 in the same township and range which lies between the Sauk road on the south and the tract in section 14 adjoining on the north, also five town lots adjoining the University grounds on the south-west corner, comprising in all about 195 acres, and including Professor Reed's and Mrs. Hobbins' stone and brick dwellings, at an aggregate cost of $27,054. Application has been made to the proper authorities for the vacation of the streets intersecting the town lots purchased, which will undoubtedly be granted.

The University grounds proper, heretofore belonging to the institution, contain about 41 acres; they are contiguous to the above described piece and The utility and advantwith it form one tract with an area of over 235 acres.

The age of having the experimental farm so closely connected with the institution of which it is to form an important part, must be apparent to every one. land purchased is, according to the opinion and judgment of all such members of the Board as are practically familiar with farming, and of all such persons as could be consulted by individual members of the Board and as have given thought and study to the establishment of experimental farms, peculiarly well adapted for this purpose on account of the great many varieties and differences in its soil and location. It is to be borne in mind, that the object in view is the establishment of an experimental farm, where agriculture is to be practically taught by experimenting on different soils and location of the land, and not a model farm, where the best kind and largest quantity of particular products are sought to be obtained from a particular piece of land. The Board believe that by this purchase they have secured to the University for a reasonable price the best possible piece of land for that purpose. The buildings too, which are upon the land, will be of great and immediate usefulness to the institution in its contemplated development.


The annual report for 1866, has been printed in an octavo pamphlet of twentyfour pages; and the Catalogue for 1866-7 gives additional information.

« ՆախորդըՇարունակել »