Answered By: Lorraine Hopper
Last Updated: Jul 31, 2017     Views: 6

Question: Can you tell me the month, day and year that Drake was founded?



The University Land Company was organized on April 12 1881.  The Articles of Incorporation were drawn on May 7 1881.  The University opened for classes on September 20 1881.

Our Special-Collections Reference Librarian Mark Stumme located this information for you in three print histories of Drake, which we hold in our Reference Collection.

Thank you.

Lorraine Hopper

Reference Librarian and ILL Staff