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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 be sent to the treasurer of Atlanta University, Atlanta, Ga. Advertisements $l 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 29 officers and instructors, in four large brick buildings, surrounded by 60 acres of land within the corporate limits of Atlanla, the land, buildings, and outfit valued at a quarter of a million dollars; with 225 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 Slates. 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, Term. Rev. Stanley E. Lathrop............Sherwood, Tenn. Rev. Lewellyn Pratt, D D.,.............Norwich, Ct. FOR TWO YEARS. Rev. Horace Bumstead, D. D.,..........Atlanta, 6a. 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. FOR 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. AN APPEAL FOR SCHOLARSHIPS. The following communication from President Bumstead appears in the Christian Union, Vermont Chronicle, Springfield Republican, Springfield Union, New York Observer and other influential papers: Atlanta University. To the Editor of----------: Six hundred colored students are being trained this year in Atlanta University, not, as many people suppose, in the higher education chiefly, but in English studies, in mechanical arts, household industries, in Christian living and thinking, and, the greatest majority of them with special reference to service as teachers and missionaries among their own people. These six hundred students are paying more than one-third of the annual cost of their education—their cash payment last year being over $13,500,—and are contributing some fifty thousand hours of productive labor besides for the benefit of the University. But to supplement these payments and a few other fixed revenues, the University is obliged to ask the benevolent public for an annual scholarship of Forty Dollars for each student to cover, mainly, the cost of tuition not otherwise provided for. At the present time one hundred and fifty of the students are still unprovided with these scholarships, which will be imperatively needed during the few weeks that now remain of the academic year. Are there not many" of your readers who' will be glad to provide one of our boys or girls with the needed Forty Dollars scholarship, either contributing that sum personally or securing it from a Sunday School, a Christian Endeavor Society, or other missionary philanthropic circles, with which he or she may be connected ? All remittances made to me at Atlanta University, Atlanta, Ga., will be promptly and gratefully acknowledged, and a letter will also be sent to the donor from the boy or girl whose scholarship is thus provided. Fractional scholarships will also be welcome. The teachers trained and sent out from Atlanta University are instructing 15,000 children annually. When a - company of young people do as much as as these students of Atlanta University are doing towards paying for their own education and then, when they have gotten it, use. it so well in helping others, is not Forty Dollars a year spent for one of these students an economical and profitable investment ? Horace Bumstead, President of Atlanta University. The Christian Union refers editorially to the above communication as follows : Believing as thoroughly as The Christian Union does that education furnishes the only permanant settlement of the Negro question in the South, it is hardly necessary to add our hearty commendation of this appeal to our readers from the President of Atlanta University. We know of no better use of money than to put it into brains and character. The Vermont Chronicle, May 1 says: The excellent work being done by Atlanta (Ga.,) University and the noble stand it has taken against the race and color line in its educational work, even to its pecuniary loss, make it deserve well of all lovers of sound principles and true manhood. It should have the hearty and generous help of the Christian public It has a good corps of teachers, and, if supplied with funds to meet current expenses, will continue to do excellent work for rising generation in the South. Some man of wealth could hardly do better with his money than to give this institution an endowment of from, three to five hundred thousand dollars. Already some gratifying responces have been made to this appeal. A lady enclosing eighty dollars. to pay for two scholarships writes: "Years ago, I visited your University in company with my husband, and saw the good work that was being done there, and I feel it a sacred privilege to be able to contribute to the same. A gentleman writes : " I take great pleasure in sending you my check for forty dollars to pay for a scholarship for some needy student, only regretting that the amount cannot be made larger. The noble work in which you are engaged appeals strongly to every lover of learning, and should receive the cordial support of every Christian patriot."
|Title||The bulletin of Atlanta University, 1891 no. 28|
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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 May, 1891 no. 28.|
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