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(madison icon)1902

... This, then, is the epic of the University. A preparatory school in 1850; the first graduating class in 1854; from its organization until 1866 a struggle for existence, then an ever increasing friendliness and liberality. It has broadened its scope, extended its influence, adopted co-education, and aims to become the great discoverer and distributor of knowledge for the whole people. Once despised and rejected, it has come to crown the educational system of the state. Unhampered by traditions it illustrates the free growth of the modern, University idea.

'We will find a way or make one'

Frankenburger, David. "The State University." Madison, Past and Present. [Madison: State Journal Printing Co., 1902]
Held by the State Historical Society of Wisconsin: F589 M1 M32 (Oversize).