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NUMBER 101. ATLANTA, GEORGIA. MAY, 1899. [Thirtieth Year.) ATLANTA UNIVERSITY. The higher education of carefully selected Negro young men and women, in both academic and industrial lines, is emphasized by this Institution as necessary for the elementary and industrial training of the masses, "Men of light and leading" in other spheres of activity are also greatly needed by the race that has so long sat in darkness. Earnestly Christian, as required by its charter, yet entirely unsectarian, the Institution is controlled solely by its own board of trustees, on which several denominations are represented. Some 300 students are enrolled under 23 officers and teachers. From the college and normal courses 333 graduates have been sent out, nearly all of whom have readily found permanent employment in teaching or other useful occupations. Situated only about seventy miles from the centre of the Negro population of the country, in one of the largest Southern cities, and at the railroad centre of the South, its location is of strategic importance for promoting the educational advancement of the South. Its plant includes sixty-five acres of land, four large brick buildings, library of 10, 500 volumes, apparatus and other equipment worth not less than $250,000. With practically no endowment, with no aid from public or denominational funds, receiving about one-fourth of its support from its own students, the Institution appeals for an endowment of $500,000, and, until that is secured, for $25,000 annually to meet current expenses. Gifts of any amount are welcome, but special appeal is made for subscriptions of $100 and upwards, and for $40 scholarships. Remittances may be addressed to Pres, Horace Bumstead, D. D., Atlanta, Ga. On The Campus. The last public rhetorical exercise of the year, April 14, was so well attended that extra chairs had to be brought into the chapel. During the absence of Professor Du Bois in March, of which mention was made in our last issue, he spoke at a great meeting held in the Hollis St. Theatre, Boston, in behalf of the Tuskegee Institute. The Senior Normal class gave a lawn party to the teachers, boarding students, and a few invited guests, upon the grounds by North Hall, May 5. All seemed to enjoy it very much. The girls' parlor in North Hall has been improved considerably of late. It has been painted and papered, and friends have given rugs, curtains, and some new furniture. The girls themselves also made a contribution. Since writing the article on the Graves Library, which appeared in our last issue, we have been glad to learn that the library of Spelman Seminary, of between two and three thousand volumes, is catalogued like our own according to the Decimal Classification. During the convention of the American Library Association, May 8-12, we were visited by quite a number of the members of the association, including such librarians as Profs. Wm. C. Lane of Harvard, E. C Richardson of Princeton,and W. I. Fletcher of Amherst. It was especially pleasant to hear Prof. Richardson at the chapel services May 10, as it was his sister who catalogued our library by the Decimal Classification during her three years of service here, 1888-91. Fourth Atlanta Conference. The Program of The Fourth Atlanta Conference for the study of the Negro Problems is given below. Some changes may occur through the necessary absence of some of the speakers, but we trust not many. The subject for discussion this year is, The Negro in Business. Tuesday, May 30, 8 p. m. Address of Welcome, Pres. Bumstead. Address,—Hon. A. D. Candler, Governor of Georgia. The Meaning of Business,—Prof. John Hope, Atlanta Baptist College. The Negro and Real Estate,—DR. R. F. Boyd, Physician and Dealer in Real Estate, Nashville, Tenn. The Negro Publisher,—Dr. M. V. Lynk, Publisher, Jackson, Tenn. The Capitol Savings Bank of Washington, D. C.,—H. O. Baker, Bank Director, Washington, D. C. The Negro Grocer,—W. O. Murphy, Grocer, Atlanta. Wednesday, May 31, 3 p. m. A Symposium, with speeches limited to five minutes, upon various practical business questions. Wednesday, May 31, 4: 30 p. m. General Mothers' Meeting, on the subject: What shall Our Children Do for a Living? Papers by Miss Lucy H. Upton, Mrs. Alice D. Carey, Mrs. W. H. Crogman, Miss Hattie G. Escridge,Mrs. M. A. Ford. Wednesday, May 31, 8 p. m. The Negro Undertaker,—Felix B. Pye, Undertaker, Baltimore, Md. The Negro Business Men of Columbia,S. C.,—H. E. Lindsay, Dry-goods Merchant, Columbia, S. C. The Negro and the West Indies,—Hon. John C. Dangy, Collector of the Port of Wilmington, N C. The Negro Newspaper,—John Mitchell, Jr., Editor Richmond Planet. The Business Outlook in North Carolina,—Pres. James B. Dudley, A. and M. College, Greensboro, N. C.
|Title||The bulletin of Atlanta University, 1899 no. 101|
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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 May 1899, no. 101.|
|Holding Library||Robert W. Woodruff Library of the Atlanta University Center|