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NUMBER 82. ATLANTA, GEORGIA. APRIL, 1897- ATLANTA UNIVERSITY, ATLANTA, GA., Is a Christian Institution, uusec-tarian in its management and influence, wholly controlled by an independent Board of Trustees, and receiving no aid from city, state or national government, or benevolent society. Has 290 students in College, Normal, College Preparatory and Sub-Normal departments, under 23 officers and teachers. Trains teachers and leaders of their race from among the sons and daughters of the freedmen of the South. Has sent out 306 graduates from College and Normal courses, nearly all of whom, together with hundreds of past undergraduates, are engaged in teaching and other useful work in Georgia and surrounding States. Owns four large brick buildings, on sixty-five acres of land, one mile from the centre of Atlanta, Ga., library of 9,400 volumes, apparatus and other equipment—all valued at not less than a quarter of a million dollars. Having no endowment (except about $33,000, mostly for special objects), the Institution requires at least $20,000 a year in donations from its friends, to continue the work now in hand, and a fiend of about $500,000 to put that work on a permanent basis. Annual scholarships of $40 each are asked for to provide for the tuition of one student for one year, over and above the nominal tuition fees paid by the student. Subscriptions of $100 and up-wards, or any smaller sums, are solicited for general current expenses. Remittances of donations, or inquiries for further information, may be addressed to Pres. Horace Bumstead, D. D., Atlanta, Ga. The second Conference on City Problems will be held at Atlanta University on Tuesday and Wednesday of Commencement week, May 25 and 26. A most interesting program is expected. The data which were collected in the investigation in the fall, and which will soon appear in tabulated form, will furnish a satisfactory basis for the papers that are to be presented, and the accompanying discussions. Prof. Webster is now completing the tenth year of his service in Atlanta University. This fact was recognized by a "birthday surprise" reception given to Prof. and Mrs. Webster the night of Apr. 1. Friends were present from other schools in the city, and the evening was much enjoyed. All join not only in wishing for Prof. Webster many returns of his birthday, but also a long continuance of his valued services here. ---------------------------------------------------- A recent number of the N. Y. Independent thus commends the book of Prof. Crogman ('76) which we reviewed last month. It can be obtained of the author for $ 1.00 by addressing him at So. Atlanta, Ga. "We notice this collection of Talks for the Times with unusual pleasure. They are worthy of the strong and cultivated gentleman who is their author. They deal largely with Negro education, educational institutions and educators, but occasionally deal with general topics, such as 'Life's Deeper Meanings.' The author speaks for his race and speaks in strong, polished English, full of nerve and rich in the music of good English prose." A number of subscribers to the Bulletin have failed to renew their subscription. They were requested by letter to do so about three months ago. In case they do not renew before the next issue, the sending of the paper to them will be discontinued. The Model Home, so long expected, now bids fair to be an accomplished fact in the near future. The plans have been made, and the work will be begun very soon. Prof. Chase is to superintend the work. We are glad to have Mrs. Chase with us again. She comes to remain with Prof. Chase while he is engaged in looking out for the work on the Model Home. The baccalaureate sermon is to be preach-ed this year by Rev. Dr. Charles Cuth-bert Hall, the recently elected president of Union Theological Seminary. Forty dollars were donated to the University by friends of Mr. Bonfils in his first church in a very pleasant way. Several of the ladies gave a "musicale" at the house of one of their number. The preparations were thorough, although the expenses were slight. Everybody had a pleasant time, and the above result was secured, while our friends felt well repaid for their trouble. We tender them our sincere thanks, and, in the words of Mr. Bonfils, we "beg pardon" for suggesting that so excellent an example is worthy of imitation in other communities reached by the Bulletin. In Montgomery, Ala., is a large eighteen-room building, with this inscription on the corner stone: "Infirmary, given by James Hale for the benefit of his race, and erected by his wife, as a memorial to their deceased daughter and son, Sarah and James." Thus the wife of James Hale has carried out his wish to do something to help the poor and aged of his own people. To day the infirmary is in full operation, and Mrs. Hale still lives and continues to work for it. It is a practical benevolence, and we rejoice that a colored man has seen fit to thus use his money.
|Title||The bulletin of Atlanta University, 1897 no. 82|
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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 April 1897, no. 82.|
|Holding Library||Robert W. Woodruff Library of the Atlanta University Center|