2 STATE COLLEGE OF KENTUCKY.
great work in advancing the educational interest of Kentucky. Being
entirely undenominational in its character, it will appeal with confidence
to the people of all creeds and of no creed, and will endeavor, in strict
conformity with the requirements of its organic law, to afford equal
advantages to all, exclusive advantages to none. The liberality of the
Commonwealth in supplementing the inadequate annual income arising
from the proceeds of the land—scrip invested in State bonds, will,
it is believed, enable the Trustees to begin and carry on, upon a scale
commensurate with the wants of our people, the operations of the
institution whose management and oversight have been committed to
them by the General Assembly of Kentucky.
SCOPE OF STUDIES.
In the act of Congress making provision for the class of colleges to
which the State College partly belongs, it is declared ·· that their leading
object shall be, without excluding other scientific and classical studies,
and including military tactics, to teach such branches of learning as
are related to agriculture and the mechanic arts, in order to promote
the liberal and practical education of the industrial classes in the sev-
eral pursuits and professions in life." To the three departments of
agriculture, the mechanic arts, and military science, contemplated in the
act as indispensable, a Normal School has been added by the State and
an Experimental Station by the United States, while liberal provision
has been made for instruction in all branches of science and in the
classics, so that this institution is far more than an agricultural and =
mechanical college, embracing, as it does, not merely the three original
I departments, but fifteen others.
THE NORMAL SCHOOL.
The Normal Department of the State College exists under the
authority of acts of the General Assembly approved April 23 and April
2g, 1880. Section 7 of the first act briefly defines the object for which
the Department was established, M a Normal Department or course of
instruction for irregular periods, designed more particularly, but not
exclusively, to qualify teachers for common and other schools, shall be
established in connection with the C0llege." The second act provides
the necessary endowment to make the Department effective.
Ten years ago, in order to prepare young men and women for
doing the highest work in their chosen profession, the Department of
Pedagogy was established, with a four years' collegiate course, offering
Pedagogy as a major study. The attendance upon this course has
steadily increased, and the work done has been of a high order.
THE KENTUCKY EXPERIMENT STATION.
The Agricultural Experiment Station of The State College of Ken- ,
tucky was established by the Executive Committee of the Board of