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Vol. 1. ATLANTA, GA., MAY, 1889. No. 10. 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 500 students in College Normal, College Preparatory, Grammar; and Primary departments, with practical instruction in wood-working, iron-working, farming, printing, cooking, sewing, and nursing, under the care of 26 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 184 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 in quiries for further information, may be addressed to, Pres. HORACE BUMSTEAD, D. D., Atlanta, Ga. Rev. C. L. Woodworth, B. D., our Financial Agent, is prepared to answer inquiries or to deliver public addresses in reference to our work. Remittances may also be made to him. His address is Watertown, Mass. No official answer has yet been received to the application made by the University to the State for the payment of the $8,000, an account of which was contained in the April number of the Bulletin. If the delay indicates, as we trust it may, a purpose on the part of the State authorities to consider the matter carefully and candidly in all its bearings, so that a decision shall be arrived at alike honorable and advantage- ous to both parties, we cause to complain. shall have no It is a short-sighted view that sees any real conflict between the interests of the State and the University in the matter of this appropriation. The University, having almost no endowment, would, of course, be greatly facilitated in its present work by the receipt of the appropriation from the State. On the other hand the State having no facilities which it is now ready to use for the higher education of the colored people, or their normal, technological, or agricultural education, is able by the payment of $8,- 000 a year to utilize Atlanta University for all those branches of instruction, while saving the expenditure of a far greater sum which would be unavoidable, if the State should establish and maintain a similar institution of its own. As a matter of dollars and cents, the interest which the State has in the renewal of the appropriation is considerably larger than that of the University. But there are higher and worthier considerations than those of the money involved. "We want this matter adjusted for the good feeling it will promote,"said a prominent Southern man recently. The loss of money to the University, and the loss of educational opportunity to the State, are both insignificant when compared with the loss of mutual confidence and good will which was, to a large degree, occasioned by the occurences of two years ago. Differences of opinion between men of Northern and men of Southern training, however honest and earnest the opinions may have been on both sides, had not been allowed to stand in the way of a co-operation that was mutually advantageous. And the very fact that a mutual advantage existed was an incentive to both sides to magnify the great and good ends that all held in common, and to be patient and tolerant in regard to matters in which all were not agreed. In view of this, there is not the slightest doubt but that a renewal of the alliance between the State of Georgia and Atlanta University would be welcomed by the best people of our land both in the North and in the South. DANGER AHEAD. Reference to the report of donations in this number of the Bulletin will show how great is the need of liberal and immediate response to our appeal, if our friends would save us from closing our year's work with a very troublesome debt. In addition to the amount received thus far, there are pledges of several hundred dollars to be paid shortly. But outside of all receipts and pledges thus far, not less than $10,000 will be needed to carry us through this year. Only May and June remain before our financial year will close. At the same time will also close the first score of years of active work of the University. They have been years of useful teaching, of economical management, of fidelity to principle and high ideals of educational and missionary work. The last two years have been years of unusual trial and burden-bearing on the part of those who are giving their lives to this work. Must we, good friends, at this juncture in our history, be required to encounter, for the first time in all these years, a great and discouraging debt? It certainly need not be, if all who read these lines will respond according as God has blessed them. PORTRAIT OF MR. SHUMWAY. To the family of Mr. Shumway we would make special acknowledgement of the receipt of an excellent crayon portrait
|Title||The bulletin of Atlanta University, 1889 vol. 1 no. 10|
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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 May 1889, vol. 1 no. 10.|
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