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University of Kentucky



  • Existence: 1916-03

Biographical / Historical

Located in Lexington, KY, the university was established in 1865 as the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Kentucky University (an institution established in 1836 and now called Translyvania College). The connection between the two institutions was dissolved in 1878. it was then established as a separate institution and incorporated in 1880 as the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Kentucky. The name changed in March, 1908 to State University. In March, 1916 it was changed again to University of Kentucky.

Found in 1 Record:

Personal papers of Robert E. Hemenway

Call Number: PP 487

Robert "Bob" Hemenway was the sixteenth Chancellor at the University of Kansas. Materials in his collection include administrative documents from his time at KU and from previous posts at the University of Kentucky, the University of Wyoming, and the University of Oklahoma; his literary biography of Zora Neale Hurston; and his dissertation on Charles Brockden Brown, amongst other materials related to Hemenway's career.

Dates: 1906 - 2008