Industrial University Convention | 150 Engage Illinois Office of Corporate Relations
Celebrating our Sesquicentennial 1867-2017

An Industrial University Convention, called by the State Agricultural Society, was held in Bloomington on December 4, 1865, proposing to the Illinois General Assembly that a single university should be established in Illinois in accordance with the Morrill Act and first proposed a location in Champaign County.

Dec 04, 1865