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No. 19. ATLANTA, GEORGIA. MAY, 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 25 cents a year may be sent to the treasurer of Atlanta University, Atlanta, Ga. Atlanta University, Atlanta, Ga., Has 650 students in College, Normal, College Preparatory, Gramma?; and Primary departments, with "practical instruction in wood-working, iron-working, farming, printing, cooking, sewing, and nursing, under the care of 28 officers and instructors, in four large brick buildings, surrounded 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. Rev. Wm. J. White,.......................Augusta, Ga. Rev. Jas. W. Cooper, D. D.,......New Britain, Ct. Rev. Dana Sherrill, A. M.,..............Marshall, Ill. Rev. A. F. Beard, D. D............New York, N. Y. FOR TWO YEARS. Rev. 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 THREE 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,.....................Selma, Ala. FOR FOUR TEARS. Rev. Joseph H. 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. ATLANTA UNIVERSITY. (From the Boston Transcript of May 8.) To the Friends of Atlanta University— The undersigned wish to call your attention to the critical condition and urgent needs of Atlanta University, and to ask your prompt and liberal response in its support. Occupying one of the most important positions, geographically, in the entire South; possessing extensive grounds and substantial buildings admirably adapted for its requirements; with a corps of devoted and competent teachers, and an attendance of over six hundred colored pupils, this Institution stands second to none in the South in the thorough training which it gives the students in its primary, intermediate, normal and collegiate departments and its fine industrial school. Its graduates find ready employment as teachers, and have already done much to raise the standard of instruction in Georgia and other States in which they are laboring; and it is estimated that the undergraduate students who engage temporarily in teaching during their summer vacations have fully ten thousand pupils under their instruction. It is difficult to exaggerate the beni-ficent work which Atlanta University is doing, or to emphasize too strongly the importance of sustaining and strengthening it, The University has no endowment, and is obliged to depend almost wholly on voluntary contributions for the proportion of its yearly expenses not covered by the fees received from the students. Three years ago the State of Georgia, because of the presence of a few white pupils, withdrew the annual appropriation of $8,000 which it had previously given, the trustees having nobly refused to violate the agreements made in the foundation of the Institution by recognizing any color line in the ad-mision of students. Whatever may have been the motives which influenced the State in its action, the result has been a serious crippling of the work. At the close of the last fiscal year the University was burdened, for the first time in its history of twenty years, with a debt of $10,000, while its requirements for the current year, closing June 30, were $18,000 more. This sum its devoted and untiring president, Rev. Horace Bum-stead, has endeavored to raise during the past winter, under many drawbacks, for he has been repeatedly interrupted by illness culminating as the close of the school year approaches, in a severe prostration which forbids his prosecuting his efforts. Ten thousand dollars only of the amount added for the current year have been raised, and it is essential, if the University is to be sustained on its present broad and liberal basis, and with independence of sectarian or State control which has hitherto characterized it, that the remaining $8,000 shall be speedily forthcoming. Up to the present time all departments of the work have 'been continued without reduction, and since the withdrawal of the State aid the number of the students has increased by several hundred. But unless the current year can be closed without the serious addition of debt, which now threatens, much of this work will have to be discontinued, many of these students turned away, and a number of most useful teachers of the Institution dismissed from its service. All contributions sent to William Lloyd Garrison, 132 Federal street, will be promptly acknowledged and transmitted to the treasurer of the University. * Phillips Brooks, George A. Gordon, Brooke Herford, Ednah D. Cheney, George G. Crocker, William Lloyd Garrison, Francis J. Garrison. Boston, May 7, 1890.
|Title||The bulletin of Atlanta University, 1890 no. 19|
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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, 1890 no. 19.|
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