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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 he sent to the treasurer of Atlanta University, Atlanta, Ga. Advertisements $1 an inch for first insertion, 50 cents each subsequent insertion. Atlanta University, Atlanta, Ga., Has 600 students in College, Normal, College Preparatory, Grammar, and Primary departments, with practical instruction in wood-working, iron-working, farming, printing, cooking, sewing, and laundry work 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. 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 TEARS. 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.............Selma, Ala. TOR THREE YEARS. 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. FOR FOUR YEARS. Rev. A. H. Bradford, D. D..........Montclair, N. J. Rev. A. P. Beard, D. D............New York, N. Y Rev. Jas. W. Cooper, D. D.,......New Britain, Ct. Rev. L. B. Maxwell,.....................Savannah; Ga. MENT OF ATLANTA UNIVERSITY. Probably to the great majority of visitors, the mechanical department is the most interesting of any connected with the University. This perhaps is because the processes and results of education in it are more immediately open to inspection than those which obtain in other departments. We can see the handling of the chisel, the hammer, the drawing-pen, and in the finished model or product or drawing we can easily recognize the skill which has been acquired, while the no less real and valuable processes and results which are connected with purely mental training are not thus imaged to the eye. Then too, while we are all educated mentally, to some extent at least, few of us have had mechanical training, and the processes and products of this have for most of us the charm of novelty. When we speak of the mechanical department, the words are not to be understood as implying that it is a department wholly by itself. It does have a separate building, and separate instructors and even a class of students who are taught exclusively in mechanical processes. In time perhaps these may get to be so numerous as to give reason to talk of the mechanical department as separate from the rest of the school. But the great bulk of the students in the mechanical courses as yet is made up of those in the literary courses upon whom mechanical instruction is made obligatory also. Students in the college course, in the preparatory course and in the higher grades of the grammar school course spend seven and a half hours each week inthe Knowles' Industrial building as a part of their regular school work. First" they go through a course in wood-working and turning, then through a course in iron-working, and then through a course of mechanical drawing. One year at least, and perhaps more is given to each branch according to me proficiency arrived at. Let us enter the building, not by the main entrance with its long flight of stairs which we leave for state occasions, but by the side door on the eastern side, which the slope of the ground enables us to reach by only two or three steps. This office on the right belongs to the Superintendent, who like his energetic engine in its little room on the opposite corner, is from Fitchburg, Massachusetts, and properly so to fit the building, which owes its existence to the liberality of a Massachusetts woman. The most remarkable thing about the office next to its home-made furniture of Georgia pine, is a most comprehensive tool chest or cabinet, occupying one entire side of a room when its doors are swung open, and presenting a bewildering array of tools in the finest condition, packed together as ingeniously as ever the animals were in Noah's ark, to get them in. This is the private collection of the Superintendent, and doubtless he has a ¦use for them all, although the novice can-not avoid raising the question what can he do with so many ? The room outside, from which office and engine room are separated by glass partitions, is much like the ordinary planing mill, only neater. Here is the rough material of seasoned wood, ready to be worked into shape. Here are circular saws, and a planing machine, and an ingenious machine constructed by a student for boring holes with an auger—not without interest all, but without the distinctive interest belonging to the other rooms of the building. Walking through this first room we pass a closet where workmens' caps and blouses are hung, for each boy wears these as he is about his work, presenting a neat and trim appearance in harmony with all his surroundings. We come now to a very large room filled with work-benches, 30 or more, of
|Title||The bulletin of Atlanta University, 1891 no. 27|
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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 institutions progress and present needs. This issue is April, 1891 no. 27.|
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