Today in History–December 13–the Library of Congress features Dartmouth College, which obtained a royal charter on this day in 1769. One of the oldest colleges in the United States, this New Hampshire institution began humbly but is now considered one of the country’s top universities. Learn more by visiting the Today in History section, then follow the links to find more Dartmouth College primary sources.
Reverend Eleazar Wheelock Started Dartmouth College from America’s Library
George Washington to Dartmouth College Board of Trustees, August, 1789
“J. Purcell Haynes Appointed to Dartmouth Medical College” Cleveland Gazette 08/13/1887
“When shall we thee meet again?” (song sheet, “composed and sung by three Indians, who were educated at Dartmouth college”)