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- ji
monwealth in supplementing the inadequate annual income arising from the ‘
proceeds of the land—scrip invested in State bonds, has enabled the Trustees I
to begin and carry on, upon a scale commensurate with the wants of our l_;
people, the operations of the institution whose management and oversight   'L
have been committed to them by the General Assembly of Kentucky.  
· 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 l
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- J
fessions in life." To the three departments of agriculture, the mechanic ‘
arts, and military science, contemplated in the act as indispensable, a Nor- i
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 V
than an agricultural and mechanical college, embracing, as it does, not mere-
A ly 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 I
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 D
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 Agricultural Experiment Station of the State College of Kentucky I
was established by the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees in
September 1885, when the Department was organized and a Director ap-
pointed. In 1886 the Station was recognized and named by the General I ii  
Assembly, and in 1887 it became the beneficiary of the first annual appro-
priation of $15,000 under the Hatch act providing for the establishment of
i Agricultural Experiment Stations in the several States and Territories.
The work of the Station is directed to two objects : 1. To a constant
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