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A Historical Sketch of Rutgers University

From "Seminary of Learning" to Public Research University:
A Historical Sketch of Rutgers University*
by Thomas J. Frusciano, University Archivist



Stained-glass window in Kirkpatrick Chapel depicting the signing of the Queen's College charter, 1766.

* This is a revised version of the author's Charter Day lecture, "From Seminary of Learning to Public Research University: The Changing Face of Rutgers," delivered on November 9, 2006, Alexander Library, Rutgers University. The author wishes to extend his deep appreciation to Peter Asch for his invaluable assistance with the Charter Day lecture and preparing the images for this site, and to Sam McDonald, Rutgers University Libraries Web master, for designing such an attractive web publication. Also thanks to Caryn Radick in Special Collections and University Archives for providing excellent editorial guidance. All images courtesy of Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries.