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U of M Name Timeline

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Name Timeline:

1893 – June 30, 1913 – The University of Montana, Missoula

July 1, 1913 – June 30, 1965 – Montana State University

July 1, 1965 – The University of Montana, Missoula Montana

From the National Register of Historic Places Registration Form – The University of Montana Historic District (Boundary Increase)

The University of Montana, Missoula was founded in 1893. Montana. Laws, Resolutions and Memorials Passed at the Third Regular Session of the Legislative Assembly, January 2, 1893 to March 2, 1893, Section 1; Approved February 17, 1893. Twenty years later, on July 1, 1913, the state legislature renamed it “Montana State University.” Montana. Approval of Senate Bill No. 105, Chapter 92 of the Laws of the Thirteenth Legislative Assembly of the State of Montana; Approved March 14, 1913. This bill renamed the entire university system “The University of Montana” and assigned each school a new name under the new organizational structure. On July 1, 1965, it reverted to “The University of Montana, Missoula Montana.” Laws, Resolutions and Memorials Passed at the Thirty-Ninth Legislative Assembly. Approved July 1, 1965. The legislature changed the name of the university system to Montana University System (MUS) and “renamed the Missoula unit The University of Montana.” Although “Montana State University” was the name in usage during 1943-1958, the period covered by this expanded nomination, we will use the current name “The University of Montana”, except in citations where it is necessary to identify a source.




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