Caption: Board of Trustees Minutes - 1874
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Report of the
Stock Farm Bain.
acres of well selected lands in Minnesota and Nebraska. It has also endowment funds invested in State and county bonds amounting to $319,000, besides other property and avails, valued at $33,000. The State has appropriated $25,000 to the Agricultural Department for barns, tools, stock, etc.; $20,000 to the Horticultural Department for green-house, barns, drainage, tools, trees, etc., $25,000 for Mechanical and Military Building, Machinery, etc.; $127,000 towards the erection of the Main building, and furnishing the same; $10,500 to furnish the Chemical Laboratory; and $20,000 for Library and Apparatus; $3,000 for the apparatus of a physicial laboratory, besides large amounts for agricultural experiments, etc. LIBRAE!:. The Library, which has been carefully selected with reference to the scientific studies required in the several practical courses, includes now about 10,000 volumes. The large Library Hall is fitted up as a readingroom, and is open throughout the day for study, reading, and consultation of authorities. It is well provided with American, English, French, and German papers and periodicals, embracing some of the most important scientific and art publications. For a list of the periodicals regularly received, see Table of Contents. AIMS OF THE UNIVERSITY. "Its leading object shall be, without excluding other scientific and classical studies, and including military tactics, to teach such branches of learning as are Mated to agriculture and the mechanic arts, in such manner as the Legislatures of the States may respectively prescribe, in order to promote the liberal and practical education of the industrial classes in the several pursuits and professions in life."—Act of Congress, 1862, See. 4. "The trustees shall have power to provide the requisite buildings, apparatus and conveniences; to fix the rates of tuition; to appoint such professors and instructors, and establish and provide for the manage-