New Hampshire, University of, main campus at Durham; land-grant and state supported; coeducational; chartered 1866, opened 1868 as the state college of agriculture and mechanic arts, a division of Dartmouth College, at Hanover. It moved in 1892 and in 1923 became the Univ. of New Hampshire. In addition to agriculture and university extension services, it operates agricultural and engineering experiment stations at Durham. The school maintains the Earth, Ocean, and Space Center and a noteworthy creative arts center. There is also a campus at Manchester. In 1963 the state colleges at Keene and Plymouth became part of the university system.
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