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 Com- `
monwealth in supplementing the inadequate annual income arising from the `
proceeds of the land-scrip invested in State bonds, will, it is believed, ena-
ble 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
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 several pursuits and pro-
fessions in life." To the three departments of agriculture, the mechanic
arts, and military science, contemplated in the act as indispensable, a Nor-
mal 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 a11d mechanical college, embracing, as it does, not
merely the three original departments, but fifteen others.
· The Normal Department of the State College exists under the authority
of acts of the General Assembly approved April 23 and April 29, 1880. Sec-
tion 7 of the first act briefly defines the object for which the Department was
established, "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
College." 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 Q
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 Agricultural Experiment Station of the State College of Kentucky
was established by the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees in