A Short History of the University of Massachusetts

Donald W. Katzner

in At the Edge of Camelot

Published in print May 2011 | ISBN: 9780199765355
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199896806 | DOI:
A Short History of the University of Massachusetts

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This chapter outlines a brief history of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst from its creation to the present. Over the years, the State of Massachusetts has meddled in the University's organizational structure and often been stingy in providing financial support. But the State has never interfered in the intellectual activity taking place within the University.

Keywords: Massachusetts Agricultural College; Massachusetts State College; University of Massachusetts; organizational structure; financial support

Chapter.  5591 words. 

Subjects: Economic History

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