Cornell University’s Morrill Act Lands and Their Revenues, 1865–2023

Investigator: Jon Parmenter, History

Collaborator: Dusti Bridges, PhD candidate, Anthropology; Marina Zafiris, PhD candidate, Information Science

Grants Program for Digital Collections, 2022

This project concerns Cornell University’s relationship to former Indigenous lands received under the Morrill Act of 1862 and the role that revenues from those lands played in Cornell’s institutional growth to the present day. A selection of material held by the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections will be digitized.