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NUMBER 86. ATLANTA, GEORGIA. NOVEMBER, 1897. ATLANTA UNIVERSITY, ATLANTA, GA., Is a Christian Institution, unsec- iarian in its management and influence, wholly controlled by an independent Board of Trustees, and receiving no aid from city, state or national government, or benevolent society. Has 300 students in College, Normal, College Preparatory and Sub-Normal departments, under 23 officers and teachers. Trains teachers and leaders of their race from among the sons and daughters of the Freedmen of the South. Has sent out 317 graduates from College and Normal courses, nearly all •of whom, together with hundreds of past undergraduates, are engaged in teaching and other useful work in Georgia and surrounding States. Owns four large brick buildings, on sixty-five acres of land, one mile from the centre of Atlanta, Ga., library of 9,400 volumes, apparatus and other equipment—all valued at not less than a quarter of a million dollars. Having no endowment (except about $33,000, mostly for special objects), the Institution requires at least $20,000 a year in donations from its friends, to continue the work now in hand, and a fund of about $500,000 to put that work on a permanent basis. Annual scholarships of $40 each are asked for to provide for the tuition of one student for one year, over and above the nominal tuition fees paid by the student. Subscriptions of $100 and upwards, or any smaller sums, are solicited for general current expenses. Remittances of donations, or inquiries for further information, may be addressed to Pres. Horace Bumstead, D. D., Atlanta, Ga, A terra cotta fountain has been given to the institution by. Mr. W. D. Smith, our business manager. It has been placed in the center of the triangle in front of Stone Hall, and adds materially to the good looks of our campus. ----------------------------------------- The enrolment of the school still continues to increase. November has brought quite a number of accessions, and the total registration is now over 800. Our foot ball team went to Nashville and played a game with Fisk University Oct. 29. The boys were defeated, but felt that they had engaged in a good fair game, honestly won by the Fisk team. They report themselves as handsomely entertained by their opponents. No serious casualty resulted from the game. The first public rhetorical exercise of the year came the night of Nov. 12 . There was a large attendance and a good program. One of the essays, by Miss Hamilton, '98N, appears in another column of this issue of the Bulletin. The first issue of the Scroll for the present year has appeared, and presents a very tasty appearance. This is the student paper published monthly under the auspices of the Phi Kappa Society. Geo F. Porter ('99) is the editor-in-chief, Geo. A. Towns ('94) is a-lumni editor, Edward L. Simon ('00) is business manager. To these and to their associates we wish all success during the year. The subscription price is fifty cents. Four of our teachers went to Nashville, seeing the game, visiting the centennial exposition, and being hospitably entertained at Fisk University. They were Mr. Towns, Misses Marvin, Haynes and Smith. In Christian Work for Nov. 4 is an interesting article by Rev. Ellsworth Bonfils on "Southern Colored Education. The Material—Its Best Treatment." A friend has offered to give us a small sum of money towards fitting up a gymnasium. The school provides as a room a large room in the basement of South Hall, formerly used by the grammar department. Our regular funds are not adequate to helping in this, but we can provide the room, and, to a certain extent, student labor. The special gift in money will help us to the beginning of a gymnasium. Now that the yellow fever epidemic is subsiding, it is pleasant to call attention to the healthfulness of Atlanta. This city has been opened to refugees during the whole time, thereby incurring the inconvenience of being quarantined against in several quarters. Only two cases of fever occured here however, both being refugees from infected cities, and in neither case did the disease spread. Atlanta is nearly 1200 feet above the level of the sea, is naturally well drained, and reported to be the third healthiest city in the United States. In its healthfulness, therefore, as well as in its strategic position, it is just the place in which to locate such an institution as the Atlanta University.
|Title||The bulletin of Atlanta University, 1897 no. 86|
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|Description||The bulletin of Atlanta University was a publication sent to faculty, friends and alumni of the institution; Telling of the institution's progress and present needs. This issue is November 1897, no. 86.|
|Holding Library||Robert W. Woodruff Library of the Atlanta University Center|