ERIC Number: ED187204
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Mar-5
Origins and Missions of Two Early Land-Grant Colleges: Georgetown University and George Washington University. ASHE Annual Meeting 1980 Paper.
Quigley, Martin S.
The founding and missions of Georgetown University and George Washington University, two early land-grant colleges, are considered. The account is based partially on standard histories of the colleges, and other information comes from Congressional Records. Some understanding of why Congress took an interest in the founding and survival of Georgetown and Columbia (George Washington) Colleges may be gained by a realization of the strong pressures for a national university. Georgetown College was established in 1789, one year before the Act providing for a federal territory for the central government passed the Congress. Columbia College was established in 1821. Both colleges sought financial help from the federal government to carry out their educational missions. The major grants were in the form of city lots in the District of Columbia. At the time of chartering of the colleges, Congress made sure that there was access without religious bars. Georgetown's failure to receive full benefits from the land grant is considered. Charters of the colleges are appended. (SW)
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
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