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NUMBER 22. ATLANTA. GEORGIA. NOVEMBER, 1890. THE BULLETIN OF ATLANTA UNIVERSITY Issued monthly during term time from the University printing office. Entered at the Atlanta, Ga., post office as second class mail matter. Subscriptions at 50 cents a year may be sent to the treasurer of Atlanta University, Atlanta. Ga. Advertisements 91 an inch for first insertion. 50 cents each subsequent inserction. Atlanta University, Atlanta, Ga., Has 650 students in College, Normal, College Preparatory, Grammar, and Primary departments, with practical instruction in wood-ioork-¦ing, iron-working, farming, printing, cooking, sewing, and nursing, under the care of 28 officers and instructors, in four large brick buildings, sur-rounded by 60 acres of land within the corporate limits of Atlanta, the land, buildings, and outfit Valued at a quarter of a million dollars : with 200 graduates from College and Normal courses nearly all of whom, together with many hundreds of past undergraduates, are engaged in teaching and other useful work in Georgia and surrounding States. Having practically no endowment, the Institution requires at least $18,000 a year in donations from its friends to continue the work now in hand, and a fund of about $250,000 to put that work on ¦a permanent basis. Remittances of checks or money orders, or inquiries for further information, may be addressed to, Pres. HORACE BUMSTEAD, D.D., Atlanta, Ga. TRUSTEES OF ATLANTA UNIVERSITY FOR ONE YEAR. Bev. C. L. Woodworth, D. D......Watertown, Mass. Rev. Joseph E, Smith.........Chattanooga,- Tenn. Rev. Stanley E. Lathrop............Sherwood, Tenn. Rev. Lewellyn Pratt, D. D................Norwich, Ct. FOR TWO YEARS. Rev. Horace Bumstead, D. D.............Atlanta, Ga. Richard R, Wright, A . M..............Augusta Ga. Rev. M. E. Strieby, D. D..........New York, N.Y. Rev. Edgar J. Penney, A. M.............Selmn, Ala. FOR THREE YEARS. Rev. Joseph II. Twichell...............Hartford, Ct. Rev. Cyrus W Francis, A. M...........Atlanta, Ga. Thomas N. Chase, A. M.................Denver, Col. Rev. James Brand D. D.....................Oberlin, O. FOR FOUR YEARS. Rev. A. H. Bradford, D. D..........Montclair, N. J. Rev. A. V. Beard, D.D.............New York. X. Y. Rev Jas. W. Cooper, D.D...........New Britain, Ct Rev. L. B. Maxwell......................Savannah, Ga. To the enumeration of changes in our ' teaching force given in our last issue there should be made the important addition of the return of .Miss Susie A. Cooley to the position of preceptress. Less than a year ago Miss Cooler was obliged to surrender her position to hasten to the bedside of her father who was dangerously ill. In the interval she has lost both parents, and being thus left free from responsibilities at home, she has Keen able to return to the work in the South in which she has rendered efficient and devoted service since the days immediately following the fall of Vicks-burg. Miss Cooley's return, while so pleasant to all now at the University, serves a valuable purpose in renewing one of the lies connecting its past with its present. A GREAT OPPORTUNITY. The great Hood of students described in our last issue continues to pour in without any abatement. Our usual experience is that scholar.- continue to come all the way up to Christmas, as many are kept till that time by work on the farm or by the necessity of waiting till they can receive their pay for teaching during the summer months. This year will present no exception to the rule and we may expect students in large numbers for several weeks to come. After filling all the available space in our buildings, we have already had to go outside to accommodate the last arrivals until all practicable facilities in this direction have been exhausted. The same pressure makes itself felt in the accomodations for class work. The college, and normal, and preparatory classes, are well accommodated for their main work in the building erected for that purpose by the gift of Mrs. Stone, but the sewing department has wretchedly inadequate accommodations, the music department finds its facilities altogether insufficient to meet the demands made upon it, and some three or four hundred scholars pursuing common-school studies have only overcrowded rooms in the basement of a dormitory for school rooms. Our work at the present moment would amply justify the erection of two new dormitories, one for boys and one for girls, the erection of a grammar-school building, a building for female industrial instruction, and a laundry. Yet, while we areas yet without an endowment, we dare not take steps looking to enlargement, for we know that without endowment, our work will not be permanent and self-perpetuating. It is evident that Atlanta University has a unique opportunity for doing a work of the most wide-reaching and val-uable results for the colored race. Partly because of its early establishment and happy situation, partly because of the high character of the work which it has done, partly because of the firm stand it has taken for human rights and plighted faith, it has a popularity among them which assures it of a most extensive and valuable patronage and which grows greater from year to year. Nothing more could be desired in the way of confidence and affection than the sentiments which the colored people not only of Georgia, but also through adjacent states entertain toward Atlanta University. Such being the ease, a great opportunity is presented to do a work for the colored race now and in coming days through Atlanta University, which has the highest interest for patriotism, and humanity, and religion. A wise philanthropy is invited to take advantage of the opportunity presented by conditions existing here to carry out generous purposes toward a race so much needing them and so appreciative of them, in the assurance that the happiest conditions for rendering effective such purposes here exist. It would be a great pity to fail to improve to its utmost the hold which Atlanta University has acquired upon the colored people of the South. We hope that the
|Title||The bulletin of Atlanta University, 1890 no. 22|
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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 November 1890, no. 22.|
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