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HE BASIC PURPOSE of this bulletin is to present under one cover the laws and rulings affecting resident instruction is the land-grant colleges and universities. It is, therefore, in large part a revision of the bulletin entitled Land-Grant Colleges and Universities: A Federal-State Partnership published in 1952.
HAROLD A. HASWELL
The land-grant institutions, as a group, represent a system designed to provide higher education to the people of all classes in this country. In organization, they exemplify better than most other institutions the most effective relationship of campus instruction, research, and educational assistance for the people of all age groups through extension services. It should be noted that only Federal funds for instruction are administered through the Office of Education, U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.
Recognizing the significance of this year as the 100th anniversary of the signing of the first Morrill Act by President Abraham Lincoln, certain data evidencing the growth and present scope of the land-grant colleges and universities have been assembled and are included as chronicles in this Centennial bulletin.
THE WHITE HOUSE
Centennial of the Establishment of the National System of Land-Grant Universities and Colleges
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
WHEREAS July 2, 1962, marks the centennial of the first Morrill Act, approved by President Abraham Lincoln, granting public lands to States and territories in support of colleges to promote "liberal and practical education . . . in the several pursuits and professions of life"; and
WHEREAS the Act opened the doors of colleges and universities to all with the ability and will to learn, irrespective of heredity, occupation, or economic status; and
WHEREAS the land-grant institutions in the 50 States and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico carry research and teaching to the citizens of these States and the Commonwealth and to people of other nations, particularly the emerging nations, seeking solutions to economic, social, and physical ills, and enriching the cultural life of the people; and
WHEREAS the land-grant system of higher education is the Nation's largest single source of trained and educated manpower and now contribute more than one-half of the Nation's trained scientists and nearly one-half of all Regular and Reserve officers entering the Armed Forces through the military programs conducted at civilian institutions; and
WHEREAS these institutions have historically maintained and currently maintain close cooperative relationships with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which marks the centennial of its establishment on May 15, 1962, and also maintain close working relationships with other departments and agencies of the Government, including the Department of Defense, the Interior, Commerce, Labor, and Health, Education and Welfare, the U.S. Information Agency, and the International Cooperation Administration; and
WHEREAS the Congress, by a joint resolution approved August 25, 1961, has requested the President to issue a proclamation recognizing the centennial of the establishment of the land-grant system of universities and colleges:
NOW, THEREFORE, I, JOHN F. KENNEDY, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim that it is fitting and proper to commemorate the centennial of this historic act of Congress; and I request that the agencies of the Government cooperate with the landgrant universities and colleges throughout the academic year 1961-62 in recognizing the historical and present close cooperative relationship of such institutions with the departments and establishments of the Government.
I also request that such centennial be otherwise appropriately celebrated to the end that the occasion may serve to commemorate the unparalleled opportunities for higher education provided by these publicly supported institutions and their efforts through teaching, research, and service to improve the economic, social, and cultural lives of the people of this Nation and of other nations.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the United States of America to be affixed.
DONE at the City of Washington this twenty-fifth day of August in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and sixtyone, and, of the Independence of the United States. of America the one hundred and eighty-sixth.
Secretary of State.
A Proclamation by the President of the United States----
Section I. DEVELOPMENT OF THE LAND-GRANT SYSTEM OF
Section II. PROCEDURES FOR ADMINISTERING FEDERAL FUNDS
Federal Laws and Rulings Relating to Federal Funds for
Act of 1866 Amending First Morrill Act_
Digest of Rulings and Opinions of Act of July 2, 1862-
Act of August 30, 1890 (Second Morrill Act)..
Nelson Amendment of March 4, 1907_
Digest of Rulings and Opinions on Acts of August
All Colleges Designated as "Land-Grant" Are
Operated Under the Provisions of the Morrill
Land-Grant Colleges Constituted Depositories of
Public Documents by Act of March 1, 1907-----
Free Mailing Privilege for Annual Reports of Land-
Bankhead-Jones Act of June 29, 1935, as Amended
June 1952 and July 14, 1960___
Digest of Rulings and Opinions on Act of June 29,
Retirement Act of March 4, 1940 (Public Law 422)__
Ruling Concerning Public Law 422.