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For statement of the work of Atlanta University see last page. OUR NEW TEACHERS The opening of the new term brings to us several new teachers to whom we extend a cordial welcome. Miss Alexcenah Thomas, of Philadelphia, Pa., comes to us as Supervisor of Primary Work and Critic Teacher in the Oglethorpe Practice School. Miss Thomas is a graduate of the School of Education in Chicago University, and has had long and valuable experience. For eleven years she was engaged in primary and intermediate work in the public schools of Greensburg, Pa., and Tacoma, Wash., after which she held successively the positions of Principal of the Modal School in connection with the City Normal School of Springfield, Mass., Primary Supervisor for all the public schools of Atlantic City, N. J., and Principal of the Model School in connection with the State Normal School of East Stroudsburg, N. Y. During her six years in Atlantic City she had the supervision of fifty-nine rooms, of which eleven were filled with colored children. Miss Gertrude H. Ware, of Hartford, Ct., takes the position of Supervisor of Kindergarten Work in the Oglethorpe School. Miss Ware is a graduate of the Kindergarten Training Department of the State Normal School of New Britain, Ct., and also of the Teachers' College of Columbia University, New York City, from which institution she holds two diplomas. She has had several years' experience as a kindergarten teacher in the public schools of Hartford. As the daughter of President Ware, our Founder, and the sister of Rev. Edward T. Ware, our Chaplain, she comes back to the place of her birth and childhood with a valuable inspiration for her new service. Miss Annie G. Copeland, M. D., of Bridgewater, Mass., is our new Preceptress in the Girls' Dormitory. Besides being a graduate of the College of Physicians and Surgeons in Boston, Mass., Miss Copeland has had much experience in missionary and club work among girls. Her training and experience give her a peculiar fitness for her present position. Miss Vashti N. Davis and Miss G. Virginia Perry, both of Atlanta and both graduates of our normal course, have been appointed assistants in the Oglethorpe School. We feel that our work is much strengthened by the coming of these teachers and workers, and we wish them all the most abundant success. OUR CARNEGIE LIBRARY Since the last issue of the Bulletin was printed, word has been received from Mr. Andrew Carnegie of his willingness to give $25,000 for a library building for Atlanta University on condition that the library shall be liberally supported. His offer has been accepted by the authorized committees of the Trustees, and preliminary plans for the building have already been drawn by Messrs. Hartwell, Richardson and Driver of Boston, the same architects who designed our Model Home and Oglethorpe School buildings. It is proposed that the new library building shall occupy a site on the terrace west of the Oglethorpe School, facing north. On the main floor there will be an octagonal delivery room lighted from the roof, on either side of which are a reading room, reference room, picture room, cataloguing room, librarian's office, and coat room. On the south, the delivery room connects with a three story fire proof stack with a capacity of 30,000 volumes. The terrace location makes possible an airy, well lighted basement, almost wholly above ground, in which are arranged rooms for unpacking, for the management of traveling libraries, and for storage, and also a lecture room with seating capacity for one hundred and twenty-five persons. A lift in the stack connects all the stories with one another and with the basement. It is proposed to make the feature of traveling libraries an important one in the management of the new library; sending small collections of books from time to time to the schools taught by our graduates and to other centres, thus extending the influence of the University throughout the needy regions of Georgia and other states. And in view of the fact that, at present, the colored people are not permitted by the city to use the public library built by Mr. Carnegie, it is hoped that arrangements can be made to provide for them certain privileges in our new building. As our collection of books is largely for student use, it will be necessary for us to secure a special collection of volumes more adapted for neighborhood circulation and for traveling libraries, and it is hoped that many such volumes may be donated by our friends, as we have no special funds for their purchase. It goes without the saying that we have been made very happy by Mr. Carnegie's generous proposition and that we are very grateful to him. While the possession of the new building will necessarily entail some additional expense, we feel confident that our friends will gladly assist us in providing for the maintenance of the library, in view of the great benefits which it will bring to our student body and, as we trust, to many others besides. THE OGLETHORPE SCHOOL Such is the name of our new building, just completed and now in use as a Practice School and Kindergarten. This building, donated by the General Education Board, Mr. George Foster Peabody and others, is named in honor of General James Ogelthorpe, the founder of the colony of Georgia, whose noble character and heroic life are well known to all students of Southern history. Its especial purpose is, to strengthen the teacher-training work that is being done by the Atlanta University. All the rooms but one have been opened for immediate use. The organization of the school this year includes a principal, who superintends the Practice School of four grades, having as assistants two of our recent graduates and the members of our Senior Normal class by turn, and a teacher in charge of the Kindergarten, assisted by our Normal students. It is expected that every room will be in use next year, and that the school will be gradually enlarged to the full number of eight grades. Architecturally the building is an ornament to our campus. And as an adjunct to the work of the institution, it will, we are sure, be of inestimable value. NUMBER 148 ATLANTA, GEORGIA OCTOBER, 1904
|Title||The bulletin of Atlanta University, 1904 no. 148|
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|Description||The bulletin of Atlanta University was a publication sent to faculty, friend and alumni of the institution; Telling of the institution's progress and present needs. This issue is October 1904, no. 148.|
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