NU at 150: What was the University of Nebraska like in the early days?

The University of Nebraska marks its 150th birthday on February 15. The legislature chartered the university on that day in 1869 (though classes didn’t begin until 1871). What was it like at the early university? We’ll put it this way: if you like leaky roofs, chilly classrooms, and traditional memorize-and-recite pedagogy, you’d love early NU classes. It took time for the university to live up to its name.

History Nebraska Transfers Willa Cather State Historic Site to the Willa Cather Foundation

Big news! We are transferring ownership of the Willa Cather State Historic Site and supporting collections to The Willa Cather Foundation.

By completing this transfer, our organizations have created the largest repository of Cather-related artifacts and ensured that Red Cloud and the new National Willa Cather Center will be a primary destination for all things Willa Cather.

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