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TWENTY-SIXTH REPORT

OF

PURDUE UNIVERSITY,

THE SAME BEING

FOR THE YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 1900.

INDIANAPOLIS:
WM. B. BURFORD, CONTRACTOR FOR STATE PRINTING AND BINDING.

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THE STATE OF INDIANA,

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT,

INDIANAPOLIS, November 30, 1900. Received by the Governor, examined and referred to the Auditor of State for verification of the financial statement.

OFFICE OF AUDITOR OF STATE,
November 30, 1900.

o.} The within report, so far as the same relates to moneys drawn from the State Treasury has been examined and found correct.

W. H. HART,

Auditor of State.

NOVEMBER 30, 1900. Returned by the Auditor of State, with above certificate, and transmitted to Secretary of State for publication, upon the order of the Board of Commissioners of Public Printing and Binding.

CHAS. E. WILSON,

Private Secretary.

Filed in the office of the Secretary of State of the State of Indiana, December 1, 1900.

UNION B. HUNT,

Secretary of State.

Received the within report and delivered to the printer this 1st day of December, 1900.

THOS. J. CARTER,

Clerk Printing Bureau.

LAFAYETTE, IND., Nov. 7, 1900. Hon. JAMES A. MOUNT,

Governor of Indiana : I herewith transmit the report of the President of Purdue University for the year ending June 30, 1900; also the annual condensed financial statements of the Secretary and Treasurer of the institution.

Until February 21st of the period reported upon, the administration of University affairs was under the direction of the late President Smart. At that time the institution was called upon to mourn the loss of one who had been the main instrument in bringing it to its present high standing not only in our own State but throughout the country at large.

For the remainder of the academic year, the Board of Trustees placed the University in charge, as acting President, of Winthrop E. Stone, Ph. D., who was later appointed to the Presidency.

WILLIAM V. STUART, President of the Board of Trustees.

To the Board of Trustees, Purdue University :

Herewith is submitted the annual report of Purdue University for the year ending June 30, 1900, as required by the Act of Congress of July 2, 1862, under which the institution is organized.

Up to February twenty-first of the period reported upon, the C'niversity was under the direction of the late President James H. Smart. For the remainder of the year, the undersigned was in charge of affairs as acting President. The report includes:

1. The organization of the Board of Trustees, the Instructional corps, and the Experiment Station.

2. A copy of the report of the President of the University to the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture, as required by Act of Congress of August 30, 1890.

3. A report upon the attendance for the year.

4. A report upon the work of the institution for the year: (a) in instruction; (b) in research and publication; (c) in disseminating information.

5. A report upon the condition and needs of the School of Agriculture.

6. Recommendations as to the needs of the University. 7. A report on the work of the Farmers' Institutes.

8. Reports of the Treasurer and Secretary of the Board of Trustees.

Very respectfully,

WINTHROP E. STONE,

President of the University.

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