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University of Kentucky


  • [Located in Lexington, KY, the university was established in 1865 as the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Kentucky University (an institution established in 1836 and now called Translyvania College). The connection between the two institutions was dissolved in 1878. it was then established as a separate institution and incorporated in 1880 as the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Kentucky. The name changed in March, 1908 to State University. In March, 1916 it was changed again to University of Kentucky.]

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    • UK (University of Kentucky)
    • U.K. (University of Kentucky)
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      • found: Am. Universities and Colleges, 1973(University of Kentucky; chartered as Agricultural and Mechanical College of Kentucky University, 1865; name changed to Agricultural and Mechanical College of Kentucky 1878; State University of Kentucky 1908, present name adopted in 1916)
      • found: Coleman, J.W. The College of Engineering, University of Kentucky, 1965:p. 17 (In 1908 the former Agricultural and Mechanical College of Kentucky became "State University, Lexington, Kentucky"; the awkwardness of this title caused unofficial names to be used, such as Kentucky State University and State University of Kentucky) p. 19 (The State University became "University of Kentucky")
      • found: NLM files, mar. 14, 2014(usage: UK; University of Kentucky)
    • General Notes

      • [Located in Lexington, KY, the university was established in 1865 as the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Kentucky University (an institution established in 1836 and now called Translyvania College). The connection between the two institutions was dissolved in 1878. it was then established as a separate institution and incorporated in 1880 as the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Kentucky. The name changed in March, 1908 to State University. In March, 1916 it was changed again to University of Kentucky.]
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      • 1979-01-15: new
      • 2014-04-04: revised
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