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Oglethorpe University, Georgia 


Entered at Post Office at Oglethorpe University, Georgia, Under Act of 
Congress June 13, 189tt 


Father of Wisdom, Master of the Schools of Men, of 
Thine all-knowledge grant me this my Prayer: that i 
may be wise in thee. sink thou my foundations down 
deep into thy bosom until they rest upon the vast rock 
of Thy counsel. Lift Thou my walls into the clear em- 
pyrean of Thy Truth. Cover me with the wings that 
shadow from all harm. Lay my threshold in honor and 
my lintels in love. Set Thou my floors in the cement 
of unbreakable friendship and may my windows be trans- 
parent with honesty. Lead Thou unto me, Lord God, 
those whom Thou hast appointed to be my children, and 
when they shall come who would learn of me the wis- 
dom of the years, let the crimson of my windows glow 
with the light of the world. let them see, o my lord, 
Him Whom Thou hast shown me; let them hear Him 
Whose voice Has whispered to me and let them reach 
out their hands and touch hlm who has gently led me 
unto this good day. Rock-ribbed may i stand for Thy 
Truth. Let the storms of evil beat about me in vain. 
May i safely shelter those who come unto me from the 
wines of Error. Let the lightning that lies in the 
cloud of ignorance break upon my head in despair. May 
the young and the pure and the clean-hearted put their 
trust securely in me nor may any that ever come to my 
halls for guidance be sent astray. let the blue ashlars 
of my breast thrill to the happy songs of the true- 
hearted and may the very heart of my campus shout for 
joy as it feels the tread of those who march for god. 
All this I Pray Thee; and yet this, more: That there 



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June 8 — Tuesday 

August 20 — Friday 

September 22 — Wednesday 

November 25 — Thursday 

December 22 — Wednesday . 

Summer Term Begins 

Summer Term Ends 

Fall Term Begins 

Thanksgiving Holiday 

Christmas Holidays Begin 


January 3 — Monday 

January 21 — Friday 

March 16 — Wednesday 

May 13 — Friday 

May 22 — Sunday 

Winter Term Begins 

Founders' Day 

_ Spring Term Begins 

Senior Examinations Begin 


May 23 — Monday Final Examinations Begin 

May 23 — Monday Meeting of Board of Directors 

June 4 — Saturday Close of Session 

June 7 — Tuesday Summer Term Begins 

August 19 — Friday Summer Term Ends 

September 21 — Wednesday Fall Term Begins 

November 24 — Thursday Thanksgiving Holiday 

December 23 — Friday Christmas Holidays Begin 


January 21 — Saturday 

March 14 — Tuesday 

May 12 — Friday 

May 28 — Sunday 

May 29 — Monday 

May 29 — Monday 

June 3 — Saturday 

Founders' Day 

Spring Term Begins 

Senior Examinations Begin 


Final Examinations Begin 

Meeting of Board of Directors 

Close of Session 


The details of the management of Oglethorpe Uni- 
versity are handled by an Executive Committee of 
twenty-one men. The General Board of Trustees and 
Founders meets at least once each year, at com- 
mencement time, on the university campus near At- 
lanta, to inspect the institution, to review all matters 
of large importance in the University, and to give di- 
rections to the Executive Committee which is elected 
by them and from their number, and which attends to 
the details of management of the Institution between 
the meetings of the Board of Founders. Each member 
of the Board represents a gift of two thousand dollars 
or more to the University, or an annual gift of not less 
than $100.00. 

Thus there is no one associated with the ownership 
or control of the institution in an important capacity 
who is not making a personal sacrifice in its behalf. 

Nothing more ideal has ever been proposed in the 
management of an institution. It is already in opera- 
tion and its perfect practicability is largely respon- 
sible for the marvelous success of the University. 

Prospective students will not fail to note the quality 
of these men, representing the thousands of men and 
women whose sacrifices and prayers have consum- 
mated this fine purpose. As representatives and gov- 
ernors of the Institution they will take pleasure in 
giving any inquirers information as to the aims and 
progress of the University. 

* The list given on the following pages is corrected up to March 1, 1926. 


J. T. LUPTON, First Vice-President 
H. P. HERMANCE, Second Vice-President 
L. C. MANDEVILLE, Third Vice-President 
J. CHESTON KING,* Secretary 
MILTON W. BELL, Treasurer 

John P. Kennedy 
L. R. Simpson 
W. C. Underwood 

M. F. Allen 

F. M. Smith 

G. E. Mattison 

L. W. Anderson 
R. M. Alexander 

E. D. Brownlee 

F. D. Bryan 
D. J. Blackwell 
Jacob E. Brecht* 
R. R. Baker 

C. H. Curry 


T. M. McMillan* 
D. A. Planck 


S. E. Orr 

C. H. Chenoweth 

David A. Gates 

Henry K. McHarg 

Thos. E. Gray 
W. B. Tanner 
A. C. Howze 

*H. H. Foster 
John Van Lear 
T. A. Brown 
H. E. McRae 

B. M. Comfort 
H. C. DuBose 
R. D. Dodge 
H. C. Giddens 
J. E. Henderson 
S. E. Ives 

M. D. Johnson 

C. L. Nance 

W. R. O'Neal 
Richard P. Reese 
J. W. Purcell 
Ernest Quarterman 
D. A. Shaw 
W. B. Y. Wilkie 
W. A. Williams 



Oglethorpe University 

Irvin Alexander 
R. L. Alexander 
R. L. Anderson 
Jas. T. Anderson 
Barnwell Anderson 
A. H. Atkins 
W. P. Beman 
N. K. Bitting 
J. M. Brawner 
R. A. Brown 
R. L. Caldwell 
Chas. A. Campbell 
T. Stacy Capers 
W. A. Carter 
W. L. Cook 
J. W. Corley 
Claud C. Craig 
Julian Gumming 
J. C. Daniel 
A. W. Farlinger* 
Hamlin Ford 
Wm. H. Fleming 
H. J. Gaertner 
Guy Garrard 
L. P. Gartner 

Geo. R. Bell 

B. L. Price 

C. A. Weis 

A. Wettermark 


C. M. Gibbs 
J. T. Gibson 
Joseph D. Green 
A. J. Griffith 
J. W. Hammond 
J. G. Herndon 
E. L. Hill 
S. Holderness 
S. Holderness, Jr. 
G. M. Howerton 
Frank L. Hudson 
*B. I. Hughes 
C. R. Johnson 
M. F. Leary 
Claud Little 
T. S. Lowry 
J. H. Malloy 
L. C. Mandeville 
L. C. Mandeville Jr 
E. S. McDowell 
H. T. Mcintosh 
I. S. McElroy 
Chas. D. McKinney 
J. H. Merrill 
W. S. Myrick 

*B. M. Shive 

E. M. Green 


A. B. Israel 

F. M. Milliken 
C. 0. Martindale 

J. E. Patton 
A. L. Patterson 
R. A. Rogers, Jr. 
W. M. Scott 
J. R. Sevier 
R. A. Simpson 
E. P. Simpson 
Geo. J. Shultz 
H. L. Smith 
T. M. Stribling 
T. I. Stacy 
W. T. Summers 
G. G. Sydnor 
T. W. Tinsley 
D. A. Thompson 
J. C. Turner 
J. 0. Varnedoe 
J. B. Way 
Fielding Wallace 
Thos. L. Wallace 
W. W. Ward 
James Watt 
Wm. A. Watt 
Leigh M. White 
Jas. E. Woods 

A. S. Venable 

R. P. Hyams 
H. M. McLain 
E. H. Gregory 


Oglethorpe University 


LOUISIANA— ( Continued ) 

W. S. Payne 
T. M. Hunter 
J. L. Street 

*W. S. Lindamood 
T. L. Armistead 

R. W. Deason 
W. W. Raworth 

J. R. Bridges 
*Geo. W. Watts 
Geo. W. Ragan 
Thos. W. Watson 
R. G. Vaughn 

A. A. McLean 

A. McL. Martin 

B. A. Henry 
*W. P. Jacobs 
W. D. Ratchford 
F. Murray Mack 

C. C. Good 

W. A. Zeigler J. A. Salmen 

A. B. Smith *J. C. Barr 

W. B. Gobbert F. Salmen 
Sargent Pitcher 


A. J. Evans 
R. F. Simmons 
J. W. Young 


H. C. Francisco 


Wm. R. Hearst 


J. W. McLaughlin A. M. Scales 

W. C. Brown A. L. Brooks 

J. N. H. Summerel L. Richardson 

D. C. McNeill Melton Clark 

J. M. Bell 


John E. McKelvey 


T. W. Sloan J. B. Green 

Henry M. Massey W. P. Anderson 

P. S. McChesney F. D. Vaughn 

*John W. Ferguson E. E. Gillespie 

L. B. McCord L. C. Dove 

E. P. Davis 
Jos. T. Dendy 



Oglethorpe University 

S. C. Appleby 
L. W. Buford 
*J. W. Bachman 
J. D. Blanton 
T. C. Black 
W. A. Cleveland 
J. L. Curtss 
*N. B. Dozier 

*Wm. Caldwell 
R. D. Cage 
A. F. Carr 
D. C. Campbell 

W. S. Campbell 
S. T. Hutchinson 

Akers, William 
Allen, Ivan E. 
Allen, Scott W. 
*Ansley, E. P. 
* Armstrong, M. M. 
Ashford, W. T. 
Ayer, C. K. 
Ayer, Dr. G. D. 
Bachman, James R. 
Bagley, H. C. 
Barlow, Wm. Van 


H. W. Dick 
W. G. Erskine 
C. W. Heiskell 
C. C. Hounston 
M. S. Kennedy 
G. W. Killebrew 
J. T. Lupton- 
P. A. Lyon 


W. L. Estes 
F. E. Fincher 
R. M. Hall 
David Hannah 
S. P. Hulburt 


Geo. L. Petrie 
F. S. Royster 


Barnett, Dr. S. T. 
Bell, Milton W. 
Benson, Dr. M. T. 
*Bensel, William 
Black, Eugene R. 
Boehm, Julian V. 
Boifeuillet, .J T. 
Boswell, W. J. 
Boynton, George H. 
Brandon, G. H. 
Brandon, Morris 

C. L. Lewis 
T. S. McCallie 
J. B. Milligan 
J. E. Napier 
O. S. Smith 
J. I. Vance 
L. R. Walker 

W. S. Jacobs 
Wm. H. Leavell 
A. 0. Price 
Wm. A. Vinson 

A. D. Witten 

Brice, John A. 
Brown, E. T. 
Brown, J. Epps 
Broyles, Dr. E. N. 
Brooke, A. L. 
Bryan, Shepard 
Bunce, Albert 
Burnett, Gordon 
Byrd, C. P. 
Calhoun, Dr. F. P. 
Byrley, John H. 


Oglethorpe University 


Campbell, Dr. C. A. 
Cannon, Fred L. 
Carson, J. Turner 
Carson, S. W. 
Clarke, L. A. 
Coleman, F. W. 
Coleman, W. D. 
Collins, Berry 
Cooney, R. L. 
Cooper, H. L. 
Copeland, John A. 
Cowles, Dudley 
Craig, Dr. Newton 
Daniel, Thomas H. 
Davis, A. 0. 
Davis, Silas W. 
Dillon, John Robert 
Draper, Jesse 
DuBose, James R. 
Dunlop, William 
Edwards, J. Lee 
Elder, Dr. Omar F. 
♦English, Ct. J. W. 
*Farlinger, A. W. 
Floding, W. E. 
Foote, W. O. 
Gershon, George A. 
Grant, B. M. 
Graves, John T. 
Gray, James R., Jr. 
*Gray James R. Sr. 
Harman, H. E. 
Harrison, Geo. W. 
Heinz, Henry C. 

Hermance, H. P. 
Hewlett, Sam D. 
Hill, Dr. DeLos L. 
Hinman, Dr. T. P. 
Hood, B. Mifflin 
Howard, Dr. C. C. 
Hoyt, J. Wallace 
Hunter, Joel 
Hutchinson, T. N. 
Inman, F. M. 
Inman, Henry A. 
Jacobs, J. Dillard 
Jacobs, Thornwell 
Jacobs, John Lesh 
Jeter, Fred R. 
Johnson, Edwin F. 
*Jones, Edward G. 
Jones, Rob't H., Jr. 
Jones, Harrison 
Kay, C. E. 
*Kendrick, W. S. 
Keough, J. B. 
King, George E. 
*King, Dr. J. C. 
Knight, Dr. L. L. 
Kriegshaber, V. H. 
Lake, Frank G. 
Latimer, W. C. 
Langston, Porter 
Law, T. C. 
LeCraw, C. V. 
Lemon, Cecil M. 
*Lowry, Robert J. 
♦Maclntyre, D.I.Sr. 

Maclntyre, D. I. Jr. 
Mason, Claud C. 
Maier, H. A. 
Manget, John A. 
Manley, W. D. 
Marshall, C. M. 
McBurney, E. P. 
McCalley, William 
McDuffie, P. C. 
McEachern, J. N. 
McFadden, Haynes 
McGinty, Stewart 
McKinney, C. D. 
McGlown, George 
*McRae, Floyd 
Minor, H. W. 
Montgomery, C. D. 
Morrison, J. L. 
Moore, Wilmer L. 
Morrow, Gilham H. 
Murphy, J. R. 
Nelson, Henry P. 
Nichols, Morton T. 
Nichols, Robert G. 
Noble, Dr. G. H. 
Orr, W. W. 
Ottley, J. K. 
Paxon, F. J. 
Perkerson, W. T. 
Perkins, T. C. 
Popham, J. W. 
Porter, J. Russell 
Porter, J. Henry 
Powell, Dr. J. H. 



Oglethorpe University 

Richardson, Hugh 
Richardson, W. S. 
Rivers, E. 
Rogers, Hatton B. 
Rogers, H. O. 
Schoen, Isaac 
Sheppard, W. R. 
Sibley, John A. 
Sims, Clifford 
Smith, Dr. Archi. 
Smith, Hoke 
Southwick, Eugene 
Speer, W. A. 

Steele, W. O. 
Strickler, Dr. C. W. 
* Stewart, Fred S. 
Sutton, Dr. W. A. 
Terrell, J. Render 
Thompson, M. W. 
Thorn well, E. A. 
Timmons, Willis M. 
Tull, J. M. 
Van Harlingen, J. 
Wachendorff, C. J. 
Watkins, Edgar Sr. 
Watkins, Edgar Jr. 

Wellhouse, Sidney 
Weyman, S. M. 
White, W. Woods 
Willect, H. M. 
Willis, G. F. 
Williams, James T. 
Williamson, L. T. 
Williamson, J. J. 
Wimpy, W. E. 
Winecofr, W. F. 
Winship, C. R. 
*York, Lucian 


Edgar Watkins, Chairman 

J. T. Anderson 
James R. Bachman 
Gordon Burnett 
John A. Brice 
John A. Copeland 
Thomas H. Daniel 
James R. Gray 
Sidney Holderness 

Joel Hunter 
Thornwell Jacobs 
*J. Cheston King 
L. C. Mandeville 
J. R. Murphy 
John A. Manget 
J. H. Porter 
J. Russell Porter 



Oglethorpe University 17 


The historical genesis of Oglethorpe University 
takes us back to the middle of the eighteenth century 
when, under the leadership of Presbyterian men, 
Princeton College was founded in New Jersey and rap- 
idly became the institution largely patronized by the 
young men from Presbyterian families all over the 
world. After a while the long distances which must 
be traveled by stage or on horseback, suggested the 
building of a similar institution under the auspices of 
Presbyterianism in the South. The movement began 
with the Spring meeting of Hopewell Presbytery in 
the year 1823, and eventuated in the founding of a 
manual training school, and this, in turn, became 
Oglethorpe College in 1835 when Midway Hill, in the 
suburbs of Milledgeville, then the capital of the State 
of Georgia, was chosen for the location of the Institu- 
tion. Old Oglethorpe College was thus the first de- 
nominational college or university between the Atlan- 
tic and Pacific Oceans south of the Virginia line, and, 
of a right, claimed to be the Alma Mater of all that 
brilliant company of institutions which were born 
after her in this vast empire. 

The facilities of the Old Oglethorpe were adequate 
for the time. The main building was probably the 
handsomest college structure in the Southeast when 
it was erected, and "contained the finest college chapel 
in the United States not excepting Yale, Harvard or 

In the Faculty of the Institution may be found the 
names of men who are world-famous. Among these 
were Joseph Le Conte, the great geologist; James 
Woodrow, the brilliant and devoted Christian and 

18 Oglethorpe University 

scientist; Samuel K. Talmadge, the eminent adminis- 
trator, and many others. It is, perhaps, the chief 
glory of Old Oglethorpe that after three years of in- 
struction she graduated Sidney Lanier in the famous 
class of 18S0 and that he was a tutor to her sons un- 
til the spring of '61 when with the Oglethorpe cadets 
he marched away to the wars. Shortly before his 
death, Lanier, looking back over his career, remarked 
to a friend that the greatest moral impulse of his life 
had come to him during his college days at Ogle- 
thorpe through the influence of Dr. Woodrow. Her 
other eminent alumni include governors, justices, 
moderators of the General Assembly, discoverers, in- 
ventors and a host of honest, industrious and superb 
laborers for the highest ideals of humanity. 

Oglethorpe, "died at Gettysburg," for during the 
war her sons were soldiers, her endowment was in 
Confederate bonds, and her buildings, used as bar- 
racks and hospital, were later burned. An effort was 
made to revive the institution in the 70's and to lo- 
cate it in Atlanta, but the evils of reconstruction days 
and financial disaster made the adventure impossible 
and unsuccessful, and after a year and a half of strug- 
gle the doors were closed for the second time. 

Only fourteen years have passed since the present 
movement to refound the university began and they 
have been years of financial disaster and utter tur- 
moil, yet the assets and subscription pledges of the in- 
stitution have passed the sum of one and a half mil- 
lion dollars as the result of unusual and self-sacrific- 
ing liberality on the part of over five thousand peo- 

The corner stone of Oglethorpe University was laid 
on January 21, 1925, with her trustful motto engrav- 

Oglethorpe University 19 

ed upon it: "Manu Dei Resurrexit" (By the Hand 
of God She Has Risen from the Dead.) 


Oglethorpe University opened her doors in the Fall 
of 1916. After fifty years of rest beneath the gray 
ashes of fratricidal strife she rose to breathe the airs 
of a new day. Her first building, constructed of gran- 
ite, trimmed with limestone, covered with slate and as 
near fireproof as human skill can make it, was ready 
for occupancy in the fall of 1916, when her first class 
gathered on her beautiful campus on Peachtree Road. 
A faculty equal to that of any cognate institution in 
the country has been formed. The work of raising 
funds and new construction goes steadily on. And all 
of this has been done in the midst of financial disas- 
ter that darkened the spirit of the whole nation, and 
against the evil influences of a colossal war, which 
caused the very joints of the world to gape. 


The story of the resurrection of Oglethorpe reads 
like a romance. Beginning only thirteen years ago 
with a contribution of $100.00 a year for ten years, it 
soon gathered with it a band of great-hearted Atlanta 
men who determined to see that their city had a uni- 
versity, as well as a band of far-seeing educational 
leaders, who wished to erect a certain high type of 
institution in this splendid metropolis. The story of 
how dollar was added to dollar during a campaign of 
four years; of how no less than seventy Atlanta men 
gave each $1,000.00 or more to the enterprise ; of how 
the story has been told in cities, towns and country 
all over the South from Galveston, Tex., to Char- 
lottesville, Virginia, and from Marshall, Missouri, to 
Bradentown, Florida; the splendid triumph of the At- 

20 Oglethorpe University 

lanta campaign staged in this city just twelve years 
ago ; all this is well known. Since that time the same 
wonderful record has been maintained. There are 
now something like five thousand men, women and 
children all of whom have contributed or promised 
from fifty cents to $75,000.00. They are the Foun- 
ders of the University ; they belong to the great Foun- 
ders' Club which is carrying the movement forward 
so splendidly. 


An idea of the quality of construction and design of 
the institution may be gained from the accompanying 
illustrations. (See Frontispiece.) 

It will be seen that the architects and landscape 
artist spared no pains to make it one of the really 
beautiful universities of America. The architecture 
is Collegiate Gothic; the building material is a beau- 
tiful blue granite trimmed with limestone. All the 
buildings will be covered with heavy variegated 
slates. The interior construction is of steel, concrete, 
brick and hollow tile. The first building is the one on 
the right of the entrance seen in the foreground of 
the bird's eye view. The building, given by Mr. and 
Mrs. Lupton, our beloved benefactors, is the one with 
the tower just opposite on the left of the entrance. 
Lowry Hall will shortly rise at the end of the main 
axis directly in front of the entrance. The total cost 
of construction of the buildings shown in the above 
design with the landscape work required, will be ap- 
proximately $3,000,000. The building plan will be 
followed out in its entirety. 


But it is not so much the magnificent exterior of 

Oglkthobfe University 21 

the institution about which the men who are founding 
Oglethorpe are most concerned, it is the spiritual and 
intellectual life of their university. To that end they 
have resolved to form a faculty and adopt a curricu- 
lum that will be of the highest possible quality, their 
thought being excellence in every department. They 
will take the superb traditions of the old Oglethorpe 
and add the best of this present age to them. Doubt- 
less Oglethorpe will be a big university some day, 
but she is already a great one, and it is greatness 
rather than bigness which her founders crave most 
for her. 


In the Founders' Room at Oglethorpe there will be 
a Book containing the name of every man, woman and 
child who aided in the founding of the University, 
arranged alphabetically, by states. That Book will 
be accessible to every student and visitor who may 
want to know who it was from his or her home that 
took part in the doing of this, the greatest deed that 
has been attempted for our sons and daughters in 
this generation. The Book is not yet complete, be- 
cause the work is not yet finished, and each month is 
adding many to this role of honor, whose names will 
thus be preserved in the life and archives of Ogle- 
thorpe University forever. 


In the tower of the new building given by Mr. and 
Mrs. J. T. Lupton, is installed a clock and chimes, 
with two dials and night illumination, the gift of 
Mrs. H. Frederick Lesh, of Newton Center, Mass. It 
is interesting to note that this is the only tower clock 
in Atlanta and the only chimes on any college campus 
in Georgia. On the largest of the bells, which weighs 

22 .Oglethorpe University 

a ton, is the following inscription. 

We were given by 

Grace Josephine Lesh 

That the hours at Oglethorpe 

Might be filled with 

Music and Harmony. 


The Board of Directors of Oglethorpe University, 
realizing the responsibility upon them of selecting a 
faculty whose spiritual and intellectual equipment 
should be capable of satisfying the tremendous de- 
mand of a really great institution of learning, has 
spared no effort or pains in securing a body of men 
who would not only possess that first requisite of a 
teacher, a great soul, but should also have those two 
other requisites of almost equal importance: power 
of imparting their ideals and knowledge, and intellec- 
tual acquirements adequate for their department. 
The most important element in education is the creat- 
ing in the student of an intense yearning for and de- 
light in the Good, the True and the Beautiful, and 
the first essential for the creation of such a spirit is 
the example set before him by the Faculty. The ob- 
ject of an Oglethorpe education is to furnish the stu- 
dent with deeper thoughts, finer emotions and nobler 
purposes to the end that he may more clearly under- 
stand, more fully enjoy and more excellently behave 
in the world. The University now has a corps of 
teachers unsurpassed in any institution of its size 
and age. The names are given in the order of their 

Oglethorpe University 23 


A. B., Presbyterian College of South Carolina, Vale- 
dictorian and Medalist; A. M., P. C, of S. C; Grad- 
uate of Princeton Theological Seminary; A. M., 
Princeton University; LL. D., Ohio Northern Univer- 
sity; Litt. D., Presbyterian College of South Carolina; 
Pastor of Morganton (N. C.) Presbyterian Church; 
Vice-President of Thornwell College for Orphans; 
Author and Editor; Founder and Editor Westminster 
Magazine; engaged in the organization of Oglethorpe 
University; Author of The Law of the White Circle 
(novel) ; The Midnight Mummer (poems) ; Sinful 
Saddy (story for children) ; Life of Wm. Plumer 
Jacobs, Member Graduate Council of the National 
Alumni Association of Princeton University; Presi- 
dent of Oglethorpe University. 


A. B. and A. M., University of Mississippi; LL. D., 
Mississippi College; Graduate Student, University of 
Virginia and University of Chicago; Teaching Fellow, 
University of Chicago; Professor of Chemistry, Mis- 
sissippi College and Mercer University; Dean of the 
Faculty, Mercer University; Professor of Chemistry, 
A. E. F. University, Beaune, France ; Y. M. C. A. Edu- 
cational Secretary, England; Fellow American Asso- 
ciation for the Advancement of Science; President 
Georgia Section American Chemical Society; Author 
Treatise on Analytical Chemistry; Contributor to 
Scientific and Religious Journals; Professor of Chem- 
istry and Dean of Faculty, Oglethorpe University. 


A. B., University of Virginia; A. M., University of 
Virginia; Fellow in Greek, Johns Hopkins University, 
two years; Assistant Instructor in Latin and Greek 

24 Oglethorti University 

in Johns Hopkins University, one year; Ph. D., Johns 
Hopkins University; Professor of Ancient Languages 
in the Southwestern Presbyterian University, Clarks- 
ville, Tenn.; Vice-Chancellor of the Southwestern 
Presbyterian University; Author of Notes on Latin 
and Greek, Greek Notes Revised, The Book of Revela- 
tion; Professor of Ancient Languages, Oglethorpe 


A. B., Indiana University; A. M., Ohio Wesleyan Uni- 
versity; Ped. D., Ohio Northern University; Teacher 
and Superintendent in the common schools and high 
schools of Ohio and Georgia; Professor of Math- 
ematics and Astronomy, Wilmington College, Ohio; 
Professor of History, Georgia Normal and Industrial 
College, Milledgeville, Ga. ; Member of the University 
Summer School Faculty, University of Georgia, six 
summers; Assistant in the organization of Ogle- 
thorpe University; Professor of Education in Ogle- 
thorpe University. 


A. B., and Ph. D., Johns Hopkins University; Tocque- 
ville Medalist, Johns Hopkins University; winner 
Century Magazine Essay Prize for American College 
Graduate of 1900; Phi Beta Kappa; Sub-editor, Cen- 
tury Dictionary Supplement, N. Y., 1905; Instructor, 
University of Texas and Washington University; 
Acting Assistant Professor, University of Virginia; 
Assistant and Associate Professor, Tulane Univer- 
sity; Professor of English, Johns Hopkins University 
Summer School, 1921,1922, 1925, 1926; Member, Mod- 
ern Language Association, National Council of Teach- 
ers of English and American Dialect Society; Au- 
thor, Two Studies on the Ballad Theory of the Beo- 

Oglethorpe University 25 

wulf, the Rise of Classical English, Criticism, Contrib- 
utor to Modern Language Notes, Publications of the 
Modern Language Association, Journal of English and 
Germanic Philology, Modern Philology, Englische 
Studien, South Atlantic Quarterly, etc.; Professor of 
English in Oglethorpe University. 


Ph. B., Bowdoin College; A. B., University of Maine; 
A. M., Sorbonne, Paris; A. M., Brown University; 
Ph. D., University of Paris; Student University of 
Maryland Law School and Columbia University Law 
School; Principal of various High Schools in Maine; 
Instructor in Modern Languages, Brown University; 
Professor of Modern Languages, Converse College; 
Acting Professor of History, Political Science and In- 
ternational Law, Wofford College; Lecturer for De- 
partment of Education, San Francisco Exposition; 
Lyceum Lecturer on Education, San Francisco Expo- 
sition ; Lyceum Lecturer on History, Travel and World 
Politics; Delegate representing S. C, at the Interna- 
tional Congress of Education, Brussels, Belgium, 
1910; Member American Historical Association; 
American Geographic Society; Phi Kappa Delta, 
(honorary) ; Head of School of Commerce and Profes- 
sor of Political Science and International Law, Ogle- 
thorpe University. 


Tufts College, B. S. ; Harvard University; Danbury 
Normal School; Master in Science, Freyburg Insti- 
tute; Principal Torrington High School; Superintend- 
ent of Schools, New Hartford; Private Tutor, New 
York City; Reynolds Professor of Biology, Davidson 
College; Professor of Biology, Southern College; As- 
sociate Professor Biology, Oglethorpe University. 

26 Oglethorpe University 


A. B., Converse College; Student New York Univer- 
sity and Columbia University; Head of the Depart- 
ment of Mathematics, Converse College, Spartanburg, 
S. C. ; Acting Dean, Converse College; Assistant Pro- 
fessor in the School of Business Administration, Com- 
merce and Finance, Oglethorpe University. 


A. B., University of Pittsburgh; A. M., Oglethorpe 
University; LL. B., Atlanta Law School; Assistant 
Professor Modern Languages, Emory University; 
Professor Modern Languages, Washington College, 
Tenn. ; Professor Modern Languages, Marietta Col- 
lege, Ohio; Assistant Professor Romance Languages, 
Oglethorpe University. 


B. S., Stanberry Normal School; A. B., State Teach- 
ers' College, Kirksville, Missouri; A. M., Oglethorpe 
University; Teacher and Superintendent in the Public 
and High Schools of Missouri; Director Department 
of Commerce State Teachers' College, Kirksville, Mo; 
Professor of Rural Education in University of Wyom- 
ing and in State Teachers' Colleges at Kirksville, and 
Greeley, Colorado; Editor, Rural School Messenger 
and The School and The Community, and Author of 
Tractates on Education; Member of National Educa- 
tional Association and of National Geographic So- 
ciety and National Academy of Visual Education ; As- 
sistant Professor of History and Social Science, Ogle- 
thorpe University. 


A. B., Albion College; M. S., University of Michigan; 
Ph. D., University of Michigan; Member of Society of 

Oglethorpe University 27 

Sigma Chi, of American Astronomical Society, of 
American Association for the Advancement of 
Science; Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Olivet 
College; Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Wash- 
burn College; Professor of Physics and Astronomy, 
Oglethorpe University. 


A. B. University of Georgia; B. S. (Commerce), 
University of Georgia; M. S. (Business Administra- 
tion), Columbia University; LL. B., Atlanta Law 
School; Member Delta Theta Phi (scholarship key); 
Beta Gamma Sigma, Phi Beta Kappa; General excel- 
lence prize, University of Georgia; Special research 
investigation, Department of Accounting, Columbia 
University; Special investigator factory accounts; 
Special investigator, retail drug store organization 
and management; Special investigator bank failures; 
Corporation traveling auditor; Public Accountant and 
Auditor; Special relief cashier for chain of banks; 
Author of series of articles on Drug Store Organiza- 
tion and Accounting ; Business Practices and Services ; 
Member American Association of University Instruc- 
tors in Accounting; American Association of Cost 
Accountants; Instructor of Accounting, Banking and 
Finance, School of Business Administration, Univer- 
sity of Colorado; Attorney-at-Law ; Professor of Ac- 
counting, Oglethorpe University. 


A. B., University of Georgia; Assistant Professor of 
Mathematics and Athletic Director, University School 
for Boys; Assistant Professor of Mathematics and 
Athletic Director, R. E. Lee Institute; Assistant Pro- 
fessor of Mathematics and Athletic Director, Gor- 
don Institute; Coach, University of Georgia; Assist- 

28 OaLETHORnc University 

ant Professor of Mathematics and Athletic Director, 
Riverside Military Academy; Athletic Director, Ogle- 
thorpe University. 

A. B., Syracuse, 1922; End, Football Team, 1918-19- 
20-21, Line Coach, Syracuse, 1921-22-23; Football 
Coach at Oglethorpe University, 1924-25-26. 


Graduate Carnegie Library School of Atlanta, Ga.; 
Librarian Mitchell College, Statesville, N. C; Libra- 
rian, Oglethorpe University. 


Manager Atlanta Theatre; Atlanta Dramatic Director 
of Oglethorpe University. 


A. B., Emory University; M. D., Emory University; 
Associate Surgeon, Grady Hospital; Consulting Sur- 
geon, United States Public Health Service; Physician, 
Oglethorpe University. 

BERNARD S. DEKLE, Assistant in English. 

KINS, Laboratory Assistants in Chemistry. 

C. W. CORLESS, Laboratory Assistant in Physics. 

G. H. O'KELLEY, E. L. SHEPHERD, Laboratory As- 
sistants in Biology. 

H. C. CHESTNUT, Assistant Football Coach. 

MRS. C. K. D'ARNEAU, Matron. 

MISS MARGARET STOVALL, Secretary to the Pres- 

MISS BERTIE E. MIERS, Secretary to the President. 

MRS. FRANK ASHURST, Secretary to the Bursar. 

MISS MARY FEEBECK, Registered Nurse, (Presby- 

Oglbthorpb University 29 

terian Hospital, Atlanta.) In charge of College 

GEORGE MURPHY, Assistant Postmaster. 
JOHN T. LEE, Director of Music. 
J. P. HANSARD, Manager of Printing Office. 



ATHLETICS— Anderson, Libby, Cagle. 

BUILDINGS and EQUIPMENT — Gaertner, Aid- 
rich, Libby. 

CATALOGUE^-Nicolassen, Routh, Sellers. 

CURRICULUM— Sellers, Routh, Libby, Gaertner, 

ENTRANCE— Libby, Gaertner, Routh, Anderson. 

FACULTY SUPPLIES— Cagle, Mrs. Libby, Hunt. 

HEALTH and HYGIENE— Mrs. Libby, Dr. Arm- 
strong, Hunt. 

LIBRARY— Routh, Mrs. Libby, Hunt, Miss Thomas 
PUBLIC OCCASIONS— Nicolassen, Gaertner, Lib- 


O-CLUB — M. A. Nix, President; Dewey Justus, 
Vice-President; Clay Carroll, Secretary and' Treas- 

DEBATING COUNCIL — DuPree Jordan, Pres- 
ident; E. H. Banister, Manager. 

ident; F. S. Stewart, Vice-President; Leila Elder, Sec- 
retary-Treasurer; DuPree Jordan, Publicity Manager; 
Harry Myers, Business Manager. 

30 Oglethorpe University 

ter, G. W. Hardin, Roy Hancock, H. M. Clement, Roy 
M. Lee, C. W. Corless. 

BAND AND ORCHESTRA— John T. Lee, Direc- 

GLEE CLUB— John T. Lee, Director; G. H. Mc- 
Millan, Manager. 

THE PETREL is a weekly paper published by the 
students in the interest of Athletics and other stu- 
dent activities. 

THE YAMACRAW is the name of the student an- 
nual. It is edited and financed by the student body, 
as is also The Petrel, the college paper. 

publication designed to convey to the friends of the 
institution, interesting information about their uni- 
versity. It is under the editorial care of Dr. James 
Routh, Professor of English. 

Oglethorpe has held intercollegiate debates with 
Mercer University, Auburn Polytechnic, the Univer- 
sity of the South at Sewanee, Emory University and 
Georgia School of Technology with eminent success. 

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The purpose of Oglethorpe University is to offer 
courses of study leading to the higher academic and 
professional degrees, under a Christian environment, 
and thus to train young men who wish to become spe- 
cialists in professional and business life and teach- 
ers in our High Schools and Colleges, and to supply 
the growing demand for specially equipped men in 
every department of human activity. 

Students who are looking forward to university 
work are invited to correspond with the President, in 
order that they may be putting themselves in line for 
the advanced courses which are to be offered. 

Adequate Library and Laboratory facilities are be- 
ing provided as the need for them arises. Free use 
will be made of the city of Atlanta, in itself a remark- 
able laboratory of industrial and scientific life, whose 
museums, libraries and municipal plants are at the 
disposal of our students for observation, inspection 
and investigation. 

A glance at the frontispiece of the catalogue, show- 
ing Bird's Eye View of the University, gives the stu- 
dent an idea of the quality of the buildings and the 
lay out of the campus. This campus consists of ap- 
proximately one hundred and seventy-five acres of 
land, not including an eighty acre lake which adjoins 
the northwestern corner of the campus. It is located on 
Peachtree Road, and immediately in front of the en- 
trance is the terminus of the Oglethorpe University 
street car line, and an attractive little stone station of 
the Southern Railway main line between Atlanta and 
Washington. The first building to be located on the 
campus, the Administration Building, contains the 
dining room in the basement, chemistry and physics 

32 Oglethorpe University 

lecture rooms and laboratories and the Bursar's of- 
fice and private apartments for young women attend- 
ing the college on the ground floor; the hospital and 
dormitories on the second and third floors. Lupton 
Hall consists of three separate structures which, com- 
bined, contain the library, President's office, class 
rooms, Assembly Hall seating approximately six hun- 
dred, equipped also as a school theatre for the presen- 
tation of student dramas, and in the basement basket- 
ball court, swimming pool, lockers and showers and 
quarters for the Oglethorpe University Press. This 
latter is equipped with a Babcock optimus press, lino- 
type machine and a couple of smaller presses with a 
number of type stands and other printing equipment 
given by a warm friend of the college. The construc- 
tion has been begun on Lowry Hall which will house 
the Lowry School of Banking and Commerce and 
should be ready for occupancy within a year of the 
issuance of this catalogue. It will contain class rooms 
and dormitories and will stand as a perpetual mem- 
orial to the generosity of Colonel R. J. Lowry and Em- 
ma Markham Lowry. 


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In the Schools of Liberal Arts, Science, Business 

Administration, Literature and Journalism, 

And Education 

The requirement for entrance to the Academic 
Schools of Oglethorpe University is either a certifi- 
cate of qualification from an accredited High School, 
or an examination on the equivalent preparation. The 
candidates must present at least three units in Eng- 
lish and three units in mathematics. In the School 
of Liberal Arts, three units of Latin must also be of- 
fered; in the School of Science two years of language 
work are required. A unit represents a year's study 
in any subject in a secondary school, constituting ap- 
proximately a quarter of a full year's work. 

The authorities of Oglethorpe University are fully 
acquainted with the educational situation in the 
South and have not lost sight of the frequent insuf- 
ficiencies of preparation of prospective students 
brought about by inadequate high school facilities. It 
is the purpose of the University to make its degrees 
represent high attainment, but to furnish such facil- 
ities for students that this attainment will be fairly 
simple and easy. It is not our purpose by the adop- 
tion of specially high entrance requirements to drive 
away any students from our institution. Adequate 
arrangements will be made for aiding any student 
who may be behind in his preparation in so far as 
such aid is consistent with the collegiate require- 

34 Oglethorpe University 


The fifteen units may be selected from the following 

Composition and Rhetoric iy 2 

English Literature iy 2 

Algebra to Quadratics 1 

Algebra through Binomial Theorem y 2 or 1 

Plane Geometry 1 

Solid Geometry y% 

Trigonometry y 2 

Latin Grammar and Composition 1 

Csesar, 4 books 1 

Cicero, 6 orations 1 

Vergil, 6 books 1 

Greek 1 or 2 or 3 

German 1 or 2 

French 1 or 2 

Spanish _— 1 

Ancient History 1 

Medieval and Modern History _. . 1 

English History 1 

American History .. 1 

Civil Government y 2 or 1 

Physiography y 2 or 1 

Physiology y 2 

Physics 1 

Chemistry 1 

Botany y 2 or 1 

Zoology y 2 or 1 

Agriculture 1 or 2 

Manual Training 1 or 2 

Commercial Arithmetic y 2 

Commercial Geography y 2 

Military Training (where given under 
officer appointed by the Gov't. 1 

Oglethorpe University 35 

The President of the University will gladly answer 
any inquiries as to further details of entrance re- 
quirements, upon request. An application blank will 
be found at the close of the catalogue. It is well for 
the prospective student to apply as early as possible. 
A blank for High School Certificate may be obtained 
by writing to the Registrar. 

Students who wish credit for college work done 
elsewhere must file with the Registrar a certificate 
from the institution in which the work was done. The 
institution must be one that is recognized by the 
Faculty of Oglethorpe University, and the work must 
be satisfactory to the professor of that department. 


Students over twenty years of age may be admit- 
ted for special study upon satisfying the Faculty as 
to their ability to do the work of the classes which 
they wish to enter. Such students may become reg- 
ular only by absolving all entrance requirements. 


1. A student whose term grade in any subject 
lies between 70 and 60 per cent may have two re-ex- 
aminations and no more. These examinations for 
Fall and Winter Term conditions, will be set at the 
end of the succeeding term, and at the beginning of 
the next session. 

Examinations for removal of Spring Term condi- 
tions will be set at the beginning and end of the Fall 
Term of the next session. 

2. A student whose term grade in any subject 
lies between 60 and 40 per cent may have one re-ex- 
amination and no more at the beginning of the next 

36 Oglethorpe University 

3. A student failing in both re-examinations in 
the first case or in the one re-examination in the sec- 
ond case will take the subject over in class. 

4. A student whose term grade in any subject 
lies below 40 per cent will not be entitled to re-ex- 
amination, but will be required to take the subject 
over in class. 

5. The summer term may be devoted to work 
preparatory to condition examinations, as deficient 
students will not be permitted to carry extra work 
during the nine months' session. 

6. Conditioned students absent from the regular 
condition examination must present an excuse satis- 
factory to the professor in charge of the subject or 
receive a zero for the examination. When an ex- 
cuse has been accepted a special examination will be 
held for which a fee of two dollars shall be charged, 
which shall go to the library of that department. 

7. No student with more than three term condi- 
tions may be permitted to register as a member of 
the next higher class, but shall be considered a mem- 
ber of the same class as the year before, until the 
number of his unremoved conditions shall not exceed 

8. Conditions whether due to failure, to incom- 
plete work, or to absence, must be made up within a 
year or the subject repeated in class. 

9. A student failing on two-thirds of his courses 
will not be entitled to re-examination; and in case he 
fails on two-thirds of his course for two consecutive 
terms, he will be required to withdraw from the Uni- 

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In the session of 1926-27 Oglethorpe University will 
offer courses in the undergraduate Classes of five 
schools leading to the customary academic degrees. 
The degree of Bachelor of Arts (B. A.) in the Classics 
will be conferred upon those students satisfactorily 
completing a four years' course as out-lined below, 
based largely on the study of the "Humanities." The 
degree of Bachelor of Arts in Science will be conferred 
upon those students who satisfactorily complete a 
four years' course largely in scientific studies. The 
degree of Bachelor of Arts in Literature will be given 
to those students who complete a course including 
work in languages, literature and journalism. The 
degree of Bachelor of Arts in Commerce will be con- 
ferred upon those students who satisfactorily com- 
plete a full four years' course in studies relating par- 
ticularly to business administration and industrial 
life. The degree of Bachelor of Arts in Education will 
be conferred upon those students who complete the 
studies in the School of Education. 

By a careful study of the courses outlined below, 
the student will be easily, able to make a choice most 
suitable to his tastes and probable future life. 

In general, it may be suggested that those stu- 
dents preparing to enter such professions as- the min- 
istry or law, will choose the B. A. course in Classics; 
those looking forward to medicine, dentistry and other 
scientific work, the B. A. course in Science; those ex- 
pecting to enter the literary and journalistic field, 
the B. A. course in Literature, and those who intend 
to spend their lives in the business world, the B. A. 
course in Commerce; those who expect to teach, the 
B. A. course in Education. 


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While each of these courses is so shaped as to in- 
fluence the student towards a certain end, colored 
largely by the type of studies, yet each course will 
be found to include such subjects of general culture 
as are necessary to the education of a life as distin- 
guished from a living. 


Leading to the Degree of Bachelor of Arts (B. A.) 
in the Classics 

The figures after the subjects designate courses. 
Those under "hours" designate the number of recita- 
tions per week. 





Bible 1 

English 1 

Mathematics 1 

Latin 1 

Physics 1, or Biol- 
ogy 1 3 

Laboratory, 4 hrs., 

credit 2 

Any one of 
following : 

Greek 1 ^ 

German 1 

French 1 }> 

Spanish 1 

History 1 ^ 

Physiology 1 



Bible 2 2 

English 2 3 

Mathematics 2 _3 

Chemistry 1 3 

Laboratory, 4 hrs. 

credit 2 

Any two of following: 

Latin 2 ^ 

History 1 

Greek 2 

German 2 

French 2 

Spanish 2 



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Junior Senior 

Hrs. Hrs. 

Psychology 3 Ethics, Hist, of Phil., 

Four Electives 12 Evidences of 

Two other units 2 Christianity _ 3 

— Four Electives 12 

17 Cosmic History 1 

One other unit 1 


The same language that was begun in the last group 
in the Freshman year must be continued in the Soph- 
omore. In the Junior and Senior Classes, a majority 
of the electives must be from one of the following 
groups : 

Group I. Language, English. 

Group II. Mathematics, Science. 

Group III. History, Economics, Philosophy, Edu- 

If German or French has not been offered for en- 
trance, at least one year's study in whichever lan- 
guage is lacking will be required for B. A. 

A preparatory Greek Class will be provided for 
those who are not prepared to enter Greek 1. 


Leading to the Degree of Bachelor of Arts (B. A.) 
in Science 

Freshman Sophomore 

Hrs. Hrs. 

Bible 1 2 Bible 2 2 

English 1 3 English 2 3 


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Mathematics 1 3 Mathematics 2 3 

Biology 1 or Phy- Chemistry 1 5 

sics 1 5 French 2, or 

French 1, or German 2 3 

German 1 3 History 2, or 

History 1, or Latin 2 3 

Latin 1 3 — 

Physiology 1 19 




Two of following: 

Biology 2 

Chemistry 2 

Physics 2 

One non-laboratory 



Two of following: 

Biology 2, 3 or 4 

Chemistry 2, 3 or 4- 

Physics 2 or 3 

Cosmic History 

One non-laboratory 

One major science must be pursued for at least 
three years, and one minor science for at least two 

If German or French has not been offered for en- 
trance, at least one year's study in whichever lan- 
guage is lacking, will be required for B. A. in Science. 


Leading to the Degree of Bachelor of Arts (B. A.) 
in Literature 

(No Latin entrance requirement.) 

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Freshman Sophomore 

Hrs. Hrs. 

Bible 1 2 Bible 2 2 

English 1 3 English 2 3 

Mathematics 1 3 Chemistry 1 5 

Physics 5 History 3 

German 1 3 German 2 3 

French 1 3 French 2 3 

Physiology 1 — 

— 19 


Two years of Greek or Latin may be substituted 
for two years of a modern language. 

Biology may be substituted for Physics or Chem- 

Junior and Senior 


Psychology 3 

American Gov't 3 

Ethics 3 

English 6 

Cosmic History 1 

Electives in English or 
other Elective Courses _20 


Any required subject already completed in a prepar- 
atory school must be replaced by electives. 

Students, whose average standing for any year is 
90 or more, may take an extra course the following 
year. With one such extra course in the second and 
third years, and two full summer terms' work of ten 
weeks each, the student may obtain a degree at the 
end of the third year. Students of lower standing 


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may graduate with three winters' work, and three 
full summer terms of ten weeks each. 


Leading to the Degree of Bachelor of Arts (B. A.) 
in Commerce 



Bible 1 2 

English 1 3 

Economics 3 

Spanish 1 3 

(or French 
or German) 

and Accounting 4 

One of following: 
♦Resources and In- 
dustries, and Eco- 
nomic Develop- 
ment J> s 







Bible 2 2 

English 2 3 

Modern Language 
(Continuation of lan- 
guage taken in pre- 
vious year 3 

Banking (and allied 
subjects) 3 

Railroad Transporta- 
tion 3 

Political Science 3 

Elective 3 

*A11 electives must be 
approved by the Head of 
the Department. 


♦Required before graduation. fPhysics and Chem- 
istry laboratory, 2 hours additional credit. 

Junior Senior 

Hrs. Hrs. 

Commercial Law 3 Investments 3 

(Not open to Freshmen) Bus. Problems 3 

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Junior (Continued) 

Corporation Finance 3 

♦Advanced Economics _3 

Bus. Correspondence 3 

Bus. Management 3 

Marketing 3 


^Required in Junior or 
Senior year. 

Senior (Continued) 

Bus. Psychology 
Salesmanship 3 

Market Functions 
and Structure 

Marketing Farm 

Marketing of Man- 
ufactured Goods 

Problems of Mar- 

Market Management _ 3 

Commercial Science 3 

Cosmic History 1 


Post-Graduate Courses leading to advanced degrees 
may be arranged by consulting the Head of the School 
of Commerce. 


Leading to the Degree of Bachelor of Arts (B. A.) 

in Education 

Freshman Sophomore 

Hrs. Hrs. 

Bible 1 2 Bible 2 2 

English 1 3 English 2 3 

Mathematics 1 or Chemistry 1 or 

History 1 3 Biology 5 

Physics or Biol. 1 5 Any Language 3 

Modern language Genetic Psychology, 


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Spanish or 

Ancient Language 

Latin . 


Any one of the above 3 

Gen. Psychology 3 

Physiology 1 

First Term 

Educational Psych. 

Second Term 

General Method, 

Third Term 

> 3 

European Historjr 3 




Principles of Educa- 
tion, First Term 

History of Educa- 
tion, Second Term 

School Administra- 
tion and Manage- 
ment, Third Term 3 

Electives 14 



Ethics, History of Phil- 
osophy, Evidences of 

Christianity 3 

Sociology 3 

Cosmic History 1 






The Honors Course at Oglethorpe University has 
been planned to fill a very definite need of present day 
education. With the elective system in operation 
everywhere and with the multiplication of schools 
and departments and courses in our American uni- 
versites, the college student is frequently bewildered 
as to what subjects he should choose and what courses 
to pursue. Specialization also has gone so far in our 
institutions that young men, after studying hard for 
four years in one department or another, find that 

Oglethorpe University 45 

they have omitted many objects which, among the 
best educated, are considered essential to full culture. 
The President of the University has, therefore, pre- 
pared, and the Faculty and Executive Committee of 
the University have approved, the following course of 
study to meet this situation and supply the need aris- 
ing from it. The courses offered are designed to lay 
a satisfactory foundation for the understanding and 
enjoyment of life. While they adequately prepare a 
student for any of the professions, in so far as col- 
lege work can do so, and for business life as well, yet 
they are not exclusively utilitarian. They are intend- 
ed to develop and sustain a great soul, to acquaint 
him with the fundamental lines of progress of the 
human race and place him in position to interpret life 
to his fellowmen. 

The difficulty of doing this adequately without in- 
cluding a larger number of studies and, therefore, 
more hours of work than the average student can 
successfully carry, is obvious. The course is designed 
only for the student whose preparation and ability are 
both above the average. In order to insure this con- 
dition a passing grade and general average not lower 
than 90 is necessary for its successful prosecution. 
Upon those students who complete the entire four 
years with a general average for the four years be- 
tween 90 and 95, the degree of Bachelor of Arts, Mag- 
no Cum Honore, is conferred. Upon any student com- 
pleting the course with a general average of 95 or 
more, the degree of Bachelor of Arts, Summo Cum 
Honore, is conferred. 

As the Honors Course requires for its pursuit un- 
usual mental ability and moral character, applicants 
must present evidence of exceptional preparation and 
superior mental tests. To this end, the President will 

46 Oglethorpe University 

accept for the course only those students who can 
qualify for the prescribed requirements. If at the 
end of the first term, and student in the Honors 
Course fails to make a grade of 90 or more he will be 
required to transfer to another course. 

It is well known to those best acquainted with the 
progress of education in the South that even the best 
of our Southern colleges and universities are approx- 
imately one year behind the best schools of the East 
and West. It is a regrettable fact that the Southern 
student who has finished the freshman work is just 
about ready to enter the freshman class in the best 
Eastern institutions. This is not the fault of our col- 
leges but of insufficient preparation in our high 
schools, and while this condition of affairs is being 
improved it will be many years before it is completely 
remedied. This course, which an earnest and intel- 
ligent student may take in five years and a brilliant 
student in four years, will offset this difference and 
will make it possible for our Southern boys and girls 
to acquire the same amount of information and do 
the same amount of work at college that is done by 
those graduating from the best institutions of the 
East and West. 

No substitutions or electives are allowed. The 
course must be taken as scheduled and in the order, 
by years, as stated. Students may, however, take 
some of the courses of the freshman year in the sum- 
mer term following the freshman year, and similarly 
for the other years' work. The time allowed for the 
completion of the work is not less than four years 
and not more than five. Failure to successfully com- 
plete the course does not in any way disqualify the 
student from securing full credits toward other de- 

Oglethorpe University 47 

grees offered for all work successfully completed. He 
may then be graduated in any of the departments of 
the college as he may elect on the basis of such work 
as he has done. The courses themselves are as fol- 
lows, beginning with the Freshman year. 

English 3 Latin 3 

Physics 5 A course in Latin and 

History 3 and Greek Myth- 
Physiology 1 ology and Etymol- 

Bible (a study of the ogy 2 

Old Testament) 2 Physical Culture 

A modern language 3 — 

Mathematics 3 25 

The course in freshman mathematics guarantees a 
reasonably adequate equipment in that department. 
The course in Greek and Latin Etymology is designed 
to supply the student with a familiarity with scien- 
tific terms which he will need during the remainder 
of his college work, not only, but throughout his 
whole life. Lists of common scientific terms are 
studied and their derivation explained. The course 
of English acquaints the student with the form and 
structure of the language that he speaks, and drills 
him in the effective use of it. The course in Latin 
begins at the beginning. The student is taught to 
read Latin as rapidly as possible. Any student who 
has already had in a standard high school as many 
as two years in Latin may substitute another sub- 
ject instead of this course from the list which fol- 
lows. The course in physics needs no explanation. 
The course in history begins with the first civilization 
in the city-states of the Tigro-Euphrates Valley and 
is a foundation for other historical studies that fol- 
low. The course in physiology is designed to give the 

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student an adequate idea of the house in which he 
lives during the remainder of his days. The course 
in the Old Testament runs parallel partly with that 
of Freshman history and lays the foundation for his 
moral and ethical thinking. In addition to the above, 
the student is required to take regular work in phy- 
sical culture. 

In the Sophomore year, the courses are as follows : 

Hrs. New Testament 2 

English 3 Bookkeeping S 

Latin 3 Economics 3 

Modern Language 3 Physical Culture 

Biology 5 — 

History 3 25 

The study of English is continued and the same 
modern language that was elected for the freshman 
year must be continued in the sophomore year. The 
course in Latin covers Caesar, first term, selections 
from Vergil, second term, some of the Odes of Horace 
in the third term. The course in Biology makes it 
possible for the student to understand the life pro- 
cesses of the earth. The course in history covers the 
story of Greece and Rome. The course in the New 
Testament is a study of the life and teachings of 
Jesus Christ, without a knowledge of which no man 
can be considered an educated man. The course in 
economics is fundamental to any conception of the 
business and political world. To this is added the 
work in bookkeeping and elementary accounting 
which will enable our student to interpret the statis- 
tical part of any enterprise or business with which he 
may be connected. To these, also, is added the work 
in physical culture. 

The Entrance to Lupton Hall. 
Above the doorway is engraved the following inscription 

"Till this I learned, that he tvho buildeth well 
Is greater than the structure that he rears, 
And wiser he who learns that Heaven hears 
Than all the wordy wisdoms letters spell." 

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The courses in the Junior year are as follows : 


English 3 Psychology 3 

Modern Language 3 Sociology 3 

Chemistry 5 Physical Culture 

History 3 

Commercial Law 3 

Geology 3 26 

In the Junior year, the course in English broadens 
still further the student's knowledge of literature. 
The second modern language is taken up. The work 
in chemistry interprets to him the constitution of the 
v/orld in which he is living. The course in history 
covers the story of continental Europe in its broad 
outlines. The work in Commercial Law lays the foun- 
dations for intelligent management of his business af- 
fairs. A year in geology, including a short review of 
paleontology, reveals to him the marvelous story of 
the earth on which he is living. A year in Psychology 
acquaints him with the processes of his own soul, and 
the work in Sociology orientates him with respect to 
society. To these also is added the work in physical 

In the Senior year, the courses are as follows: 


English 3 Anthropology : 3 

History 3 Marketing 3 

Mod. Language 3 Cosmic History 1 

Political Science 3 

Astronomy 3 

History of Art 3 25 

The work for the seniors in English, while it may 
vary its subject from time to time, is designed to 

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widen our student's knowledge of the finest creative 
work in his language. The course in history covers 
the story of England and America. The second mod- 
ern language begun in the junior year is continued. 
A year is spent in the study of civics and politics to 
prepare our student for an intelligent exercise of his 
duty as a citizen. A year in astronomy gives to him 
a better grasp of the universe and bestows upon him 
a sense of direction and orientation with respect to 
his environment. His work in anthropology covers 
the whole long story of the development of man. The 
work in the history of art includes architecture, sculp- 
ture, painting and music, and by acquainting him with 
the great works of the past enables him to enjoy and 
create art during his life time. The study of market- 
ing introduces him to the whole vast field of distri- 
buting the products of the world's industry. To this 
is added the course in Cosmic History, a sort of in- 
troduction to life by the President of the college; and 
che work in physical exercise. 

The following special courses may be chosen in lieu 
of such subjects in the freshman year as the student 
may have had in his preparatory work: 

Advanced work in Science 

Banking and allied subjects 

Business Problems 


Third year in any language 


History of Philosophy 

Principles and Philosophy of Education. 

Students in the Honors Course whose general aver- 
age for five successive terms as high as 93 will re- 
ceive the Coat of Arms Sweater, these conditions be- 

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ing the same as those outlined for all students at the 

The University recognizes the fact that a vast ac- 
cumulation of information even though it be organiz- 
ed by a well-trained intellect is utterly incomplete and 
even dangerous unless the whole is controlled by a fine 
moral purpose and utilized in excellent personal con- 
duct. It is a tradition of the University that a close 
association should be maintained between education 
and righteousness, a fixed alliance of morality with 
enlightenment. We feel that to furnish the highest 
intellectual training to liars, thieves, adulturers, or 
crooks would be calamitous to society whose leaders 
and examples they would be. 

All Honor Students at Oglethorpe, therefore, are 
required to observe the following laws: 

First, the law of personal honesty, forbidding all 
cheating on examinations, all thefts, minor and ma- 

The law of personal truthfulness, which forbids all 
deceit of every kind whatsoever and particularly in a 
form of misrepresentation or lying. 

The law of personal purity which commands perfect 

The law of loyalty which aligns the student with 
all that is best in the traditions of his Alma Mater 
and pledges his active support thereto, above any sub- 
sidiary college organization such as societies, frater- 
nities, clubs and others. This covers also abstention 
from all forms of hazing, and a pledge of his support 
to the faculty in preventing same. 

The law of self-control which, while partly covered 

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in the law of personal purity, also includes all forms 
of drunkenness, gambling, and similar lapses from the 
highest ideals of the moral law. 

The law of reverence: "Thou shalt not take the 
name of the Lord thy God in vain, for the Lord will 
not hold him guiltless that taketh His name in vain." 

No student who violates the above laws may con- 
tinue as an honor student at Oglethorpe University. 

At the close of the student's course, after he has 
won either the magno cum honore or the summo cum 
honore grade he will also be presented by the Presi- 
dent with a medallion of solid gold on which is em- 
blazoned the Coat of Arms of the University and her 

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It is the purpose of Oglethorpe University to de- 
velop a thoroughly excellent Graduate School, offering 
courses in all departments leading to the Doctor's de- 
gree in Science and Philosophy. In supplying this 
need, which has for a long while been acutely felt in 
the South, the management of the Univesity will be 
content with only the very highest grade of work and 

Courses leading to the Master's and Doctor's de- 
grees in certain departments will be found outlined 
elsewhere in this catalogue under the appropriate de- 
partment heading. These degrees are based on that 
of Bachelor of Arts of Oglethorpe University or of 
some other approved institution. For the Master's 
degree the candidate must have an aggregate of 
twelve hours of graduate work, two full terms to be 
spent in residence here, and the candidate must have 
work with at least two Professors. The degree of 
Doctor of Philosophy requires at least three years of 
graduate work. But neither degree is guaranteed at 
the end of a fixed period of time. A certain amount 
of work must be accomplished, and the quality of it 
must be such as to satisfy the Professors concerned 
and the whole Faculty. It is required that the can- 
didate for Ph. D., demonstrate by examination not 
later than the end of his first year, his ability to read 
German and French, and the student must have com- 
pleted the undergraduate work in the subject to 
which he wishes to give his chief attention. A thesis 
must be submitted, showing original work. The Fac- 
ulty hope to develop the Ph. D., courses when the 
equipment is adequate. 

In this connection, the prospective student will be 

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interested in learning that all Professors chosen as 
the heads of departments in Oglethorpe University 
must have obtained the highest academic degree offer- 
ed in that department. This fact is mentioned in or- 
der to indicate the earnest determination of the 
jSoard of Directors of the University that her Fac- 
ulty shall include only men of the highest intellectual 
attainment as well as men of great teaching power 
and strong personal character. 

The President of the University will be pleased to 
answer any inquiries as to graduate courses to be of- 


Students who are contemplating the professions of 
law, medicine or dentistry and who do not desire to 
study for an academic degree, are allowed to take 
such work as will prepare them for entrance to profes- 
sional schools. In addition to the required high school 
units for college entrance, professional students must 
complete one or more years of college work, accord- 
ing to the requirements of the institution that they 
are planning to enter. The attention of the prospec- 
tive student, however, should be called to the fact 
that each year finds it more necessary for the profes- 
sional man to have a thorough foundation for his pro- 
fessional studies, and the professional schools are be- 
coming more strict in their requirements for entrance. 
Particularly is this the case in medicine where the 
best colleges require a diploma from a standard col- 
lege for entrance. Having this in mind Oglethorpe 
University has discontinued its two year pre-med- 
ical course and we strongly advise our students of 
medicine to have their college diploma safely in hand 
before they begin their professional studies. The 

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course which we recommend for them is that leading 
to Bachelor of Arts in Science, outlined on pages 39 
and 40. As a suggestion for those students who plan 
to enter law school and dental college, undertaking a 
two-year pre-professional course, the following out- 
line of studies is recommended: 


Required subjects: Elective subjects: 

Hrs. Hrs. 

Political Science 6 Law 3 

Economics 6 Bus. Problems 3 

English 6 Business Psychology, 

History 6 Advertising, 

Corporation Finance ___3 Salesmanship 3 

Investments 3 Modern Language 6 

Electives 8 Bible 4 

— Bookkeeping and 

38 Accounting 4 


Required subjects: Elective subjects: 

Hrs. Hrs. 

General Chemistry 5 Any five of the fol- 

General Physics 5 lowing: 

_. . _,. . „ Mathematics 1 or 2; 

General Biology 5 ^ t . n . 

French 1 or 2 ; (or 

Organic Chemistry _..__.6 German or Spanish) 
English Composition i r 2; English 2; 

and Literature 3 History 1 or 2; Psy- 
chology, Biology 2 _15 

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Cosmic History by President Jacobs 

In the endeavor to give to the graduates of the Uni- 
versity a course that will co-ordinate the knowledge 
they have obtained of such subjects as Biology, Ge- 
ology, Paleontology, etc., with their work in Bible, 
Ethics and Philosophy, the President of the Univer- 
sity will meet the Senior Class one hour per week, 
Tuesday, at 10:30, in a seminar covering a story 
of human life following the broad outlines of Astron- 
omy, Geology, Paleontology, Embryology, Anthropol- 
ogy and Archaeology. The course closes with a study 
of the first ten chapters of Genesis in relation to mod- 
ern discoveries. It is especially designed to give the 
graduates of Oglethorpe University a conception of 
the harmony between religion and modern science and 
is required of all Seniors. It is believed that this 
work of co-ordination of modern science with relig- 
ion can best be done in the senior class, to the end 
that in harmonizing the truths learned their faith 
may not be unsettled. 


Professor Aldrich 

I. Descriptive Astronomy: A study of the solar 
and stellar systems together with a consideration of 
the instruments used and methods employed. Three 
hours per week throughout the year. Text: Jones' 
General Astronomy. 

II. Laboratory Astronomy: Exercises and ob- 
servations involving the fundamentals of the 
processes used in practical Astronomy and Astrophy- 
sics. One period per week throughout the year. 

Monument to Sidney Lanier, Piedmont Park, Atlanta, Ga. 
One of Oglethorpe's most famous graduates. 

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Prospective students are advised that first year 
Mathematics and Physics 1-A will be of great service 
to them in these courses. 

Stacy-Capers Telescope. — By the generosity of 
Thomas Stacy-Capers, the well-known telescope of 
Dr. James Stacy has become the property of the Uni- 
versity. It is a six-inch refracting instrument with a 
focal length of ninety inches. It was formerly the 
property of the uncle of the donor who was an alum- 
nus of the Old Oglethorpe and is named in honor of 
them both. 


The course in English Bible extends over two years ; 
it is required for the B. A. degree in all five depart- 
ments, and must be pursued by every under-graduate 

The first year is devoted to the Old Testament, the 
second to the New Testament, together with the in- 
tervening period. The study will include the mastery 
of the history contained in the Bible, an analysis of 
each book, and such other matters as are required 
for the proper understanding of the work. It will 
be treated not from a sectarian point of view, nor as 
mere history or literature. The aim will be to im- 
part such a knowledge of the subject as every intelli- 
gent man should possess, enabling him to read his 
Bible with pleasure and profit. 

The effort will be made to give the students the 
proper defense of seeming difficulties in the Bible, 
both for their own benefit, and that they may be able 
to meet the objections of unbelievers. 

Text-Books — Bible 1. English Bible, Moorehead's 
Outline Studies in the Books of the Old Testament. 

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Bible 2. Vollmer's Life of Christ, Kerr's Introduc- 
tion to New Testament Study. 

This course will be followed in the Junior and Se- 
nior years by Psychology, Ethics, History of Philoso- 
phy, and Evidences of Christianity. 

Psychology. An elementary course in Theoretical 
Psychology, with some collateral study in Philosophy. 
Required for all Juniors in the Classical, Scientific, 
Literary and Educational Schools. Three hours a 

Text-Books. Pillsbury's Essentials of Psychology; 
collateral reading in the library. 

Ethics, History of Philosophy, Evidences of Christ- 
ianity. Each of these subjects will occupy one term. 
Required for all Seniors in the Classical, Scientific, 
Literary and Educational Schools. Three hours a 
week. Open to Seniors. 

Text-Books. Davis's Elements of Ethics, Weber's 
History of Philosophy, Wright's Evidences of Christ- 


Associate Professor Hunt G. H. O'Kelley 

E. L. Shepherd 
I. General Biology. 

1. (a) Open to all students without previous train- 
ing in science. Two recitations and four hours of lab- 
oratory work weekly throughout the year. 

An introductory course in the principles of animal 
and plant biology presenting the fundamental facts 
of vital structure and function. Some conception of 
the evolution of plants and animals is given by the 

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laboratory study of a series of types beginning with 
the unicellular. This is supplemented by lectures that 
give a synchronous running account of the underlying 
principles and biological theories. 

I. (b) This course is designed for pre-medical stu- 
dents only. Three recitations and a minimum of six 
hours of laboratory work weekly throughout the year. 

It is planned to give training in methods of exact 
observation and deduction and to give the fundamen- 
tals in this branch of science so necessary to the med- 
ical student. Selected animal types are studied, es- 
pecial attention being given the higher forms, and, in 
so far as is possible, types which have a direct bear- 
ing upon the health of man, as viewed from the med- 
ical standpoint. 

II. Microscopical Technique. 

Open to students who have completed Biology 1. 
One lecture and five hours of laboratory work weekly 
throughout the year. 

A laboratory course designed to introduce the stu- 
dent to the methods used in the preparation of plant 
and animal tissues for the microscope. 

III. Vertebrate Morphology. 

This course is designed for pre-medical students 
only. Three recitations and a minimum of six hours 
of laboratory work weekly throughout the year. 

A course in the phylogeny of man and mammals. 
The laboratory work consists largely of the dissection 
of the dogfish and cat. Each organ system is studied 
with reference to its development, anatomy, and phy- 
siology. Instruction is based so far as possible on 
observations made in laboratory experiments, and on 

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demonstrations. The facts observed are discussed in 
lectures and quizzes. In the lectures free use is made 
of charts, models, and microscopical sections. Week- 
ly oral quizzes are supplemented by written tests giv- 
en upon the completion of some general division of 
the subject. This course is recommended as a pre- 
paration for human anatomy, to those who intend to 
enter on medicine. Although this course is optional 
according to the requirements of the medical school 
the student proposes to attend, it should be distinctly 
understood that the University does not look with 
favor upon those who comply merely with a minimum 
of the requirements for admission to such schools. 

IV. Physiology and Hygiene. 

Required of all freshmen. One lecture weekly 
throughout the year. 

This course is designed to give the student such 
knowledge of his own body as to enable him to care 
for it properly and develop habits that will bring out 
his best possibilities. 


Professor Sellers J. L. Jackson 

W. H. Kent 
Joseph H. Watkins 

1. General Inorganic Chemistry. 

Lectures, demonstrations, recitations and labora- 
tory exercises. During the year, as the students are 
studying the subject, the work of the laboratory is 
closely co-ordinated with that of the text. In the 
spring term lectures on industrial chemistry are giv- 
en, illustrated by inspection of local manufacturing 

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Three lectures and recitations, and four laboratory- 
hours a week, three terms. Credit five hours. 

2. Analytical Chemistry 

(a) Qualitative Analysis. 

A study of the analytical processes, including the 
separation and detection of acid and basic ions. Stu- 
dents are expected to emphasize the science rather 
than the art of qualitative analysis. Hence, the sub- 
ject is presented in the light of the laws of mass ac- 
tion, the ionic theory, etc. 

(b) Quantitative Analysis. 

Each student has his course arranged with refer- 
ence to his particular requirement in quantitative an- 

One lecture and eight laboratory hours a week for 
three terms are required for the two sub-courses (a) 
and (b). 

One lecture and eight laboratory hours a week, for 
three terms, for combined courses (a) and (b). Credit 
five hours. Prerequisite, Chemistry 1. 

3. Organic Chemistry. 

Lectures, demonstrations and laboratory exercises. 
The time devoted to lecture is about equally divided 
between the study of the aliphatic and the aromatic 
series. Three lectures and four or six laboratory 
hours a week. Three terms. Credit, five or six hours. 

Prerequisite, Chemistry 1. 

4. Physiological Chemistry. 

A study of the chemical composition of food-stuffs, 
of the various tissues, secretions, etc., of the body. 

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Three lectures and four laboratory hours a week, 
two terms. Credit, five hours. Prerequisite, Chem- 
istry 1, 2 and 3, and Biology 1. 

Graduate work is offered in Chemistry leading to 
the M. A. degree. The details of graduate courses are 
given to students on application. 


Professor Routh Mr. Bernard S. Dekle 

The work in English in the first two years is de- 
signed to give students a mastery of their own tongue 
for speaking and writing, and to familiarize them 
with the best English literature. The elective courses, 
given mainly for Juniors and Seniors, provide inten- 
sive study in special fields. The summer courses, 
though not identical with the winter courses, are 
planned along similar lines, and give corresponding 
credits. This will enable a student to complete a por- 
tion of his requirements for a degree in the sum- 

For graduate students work is offered leading to 
the degree of M. A. 

English 1. Composition. Practice in speaking and 
writing, with collateral study of masterpieces of mod- 
ern prose. The chief object of the course is to teach 
the student to arrange his thoughts clearly and pre- 
sent them with force. He is also encouraged to en- 
large his vocabulary and his stock of ideas by the 
reading of good essays. All Freshmen. 3 hours. 

English 2. English Literature. A study of the 
best English poetry and prose, with special attention 
to style and to philosophic content and to the histor- 

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ical development of literature. The course is designed 
to complete the student's general study of literature, 
and at the same time to introduce him to the special- 
ized Junior and Senior Courses. All Sophomores. 3 

English 3-A. The Writing of News. A course 
for professional students in writing. Elective for 
Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors. Fall and Winter 
terms. 3 hours. 

English 3-B. Writing the Special Article. A course 
of professional character for aspirants in journalism. 
Elective for Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors. Spring 
term only. 3 hours. 

English 3-C. Writing the Short Story. Elective 
for Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors. Spring term 
only. 3 hours. 

English 3-B and 3-C are not given the same year. 

English 4- A. Drama. The reading and writing of 
plays. The class each winter supplies the Oglethorpe 
Players Club with from three to six one-act plays for 
stage production. The annual performances are given 
in Atlanta before audiences of from one to two thou- 
sand, composed of the art lovers of the city. The class 
reads modern plays and studies the technique of the 
modern play, and also the history of that technique. 
Juniors and Seniors. Fail and Winter terms. 3 

4-B. Shakespeare. Juniors and Seniors. 
Spring term only. 3 hours. 

English 4-C. Modern English Verse. Versifica- 
tion and poetic technique. Juniors and Seniors. 
Spring term only. 3 hours. 

English 4-B and 4-C are not given the same year. 

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Graduate Course in English 

Graduate courses have been given in Anglo-Saxon, 
Shakespeare, Tennyson, and Metrics and the Theory 
of Verse. These or other courses can be arranged 
to suit the needs of the students, but they will be so 
given as to enable the student who has a college de- 
gree to obtain the M. A. degree in two years, or by 
intensive study in a shorter time. Supplementary 
courses in other departments are also required of the 
candidate. Some ten thousand volumes and pamph- 
lets in English Scholarship in the College library are 
available for use. 


Miss Myrta Belle Thomas 

The class in Library Economics meets three times 
weekly. All students who have completed three 
terms of Freshman English are eligible. This course 
is designed to instruct the student in the elements of 
the decimal classification, the use of the card catalog, 
and to make him familiar with the best known refer- 
ence books on every subject. 


Assistant Professor Roney 

French 1. A class for beginners, with the purpose 
of attaining as quickly as possible a thorough speak- 
ing and reading knowledge of the language. All reci- 
tations are in French, with special attention given 
to pronunciation. 

Texts: Morrison and Gautier's French Grammar 

or the equivalent, short texts and current French peri- 



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Prerequisite : None. 

Three times a week throughout the year. Elective. 

French 2. A more advanced course in conversation 
and more rapid and extensive reading of French prose. 
The customs and life of the French people are studied 
with the idea of learning to think in French. No 
English is used in the classroom. 

Texts: Brace's Grammaire Francaise, numerous 
standard authors and periodicals. 

Prerequisite: French 1 or two years of high school 

Three times a week throughout the year. Elective. 

French 3-A. This course is a study of the French 
novel and short story of the nineteenth and twentieth 
centuries. The authors and their works are discussed 
in French, without translation. 

This course alternates with French 3-B, and will 
replace French 3-B in 1926-27. Students completing 
French 3-A and wishing to continue French may elect 
French 3-B or French 4. 

Prerequisite: French 2, or three years of high 
school French. 

Three times a week throughout the year. Elective. 

French 3-B. In this course the French drama and 
poetry are traced through their various stages of de- 
velopment, with special emphasis on the poetry and 
drama of the eighteenth and twentieth centuries. 
French prosody is studied in this course. All discus- 
sion is in French. 

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This course alternates with French 3-A, and will 
replace French 3-A in 1927-28. Students completing 
French 3-B and desiring to continue French may elect 
French 3-A or French 4. 

Prerequisite: French 2, or three years of high 
school French. 

Three times a week throughout the year. Elective. 

French 4. A course in the history of French lit- 
erature, tracing the evolution of the French language 
and the development of French literature through 
the Middle Ages to the present time. Specimens of 
French of the different periods are read and discussed 

Prerequisite: French 3-A or French 3-B. 

Three times a week throughout the year. Elective. 

Post-graduate work in French may be arranged. 

Professor Gaertner 

German 1. Elementary German, largely conversa- 
tional and oral, developing reasonable fluency in 
speaking. Elective for Freshmen. 

Fall, Winter and Spring Terms. 

German 2. Easy Reading of a number of Novel- 
ettes, such as Storm's Immensee, Zillern's Hoeher als 
die Kirche, etc., together with critical study of gram- 
mar and exercises in composition, letters, etc. Elec- 
tive for Sophomores. 

Fall, Winter and Spring Terms. 

German 3. German Classics, mainly dramatic writ- 
ings of Schiller, Goethe and Lessing, together with 
the elementary principles of Language, Science and 

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also composition. Elective for Juniors and Seniors. 

Fall, Winter and Spring Terms. 

German 4. History of German Literature, accom- 
panied by some anthology of the leading poets and 
writers, covering the leading authors. Elective. 

Fall, Winter and Spring Terms. 

German 5. Graduate Courses leading to the degree 
of Master of Arts will be arranged upon demand. 

Professor Nicolassen 

Three years of Greek will be offered in the under- 
graduate classes, together with a preparatory class 
for those who are unprepared for Greek 1. 

Preparatory Greek. This class is designed not mere- 
ly for those who have no knowledge of the language, 
but also for those whose preparation is inadequate. 
The most important subjects, both in inflection and 
syntax, are presented early in the course, and then, 
by a system of weekly reviews, are kept constantly 

Text-Books: White's First Greek Book, Xenophon's 
Anabasis (Goodwin and White). Three times a week 
throughout the year. Elective. 

Greek 1. The preparation for entrance into this 
class is not so much a matter of time as of thorough- 
ness. The student is expected to know the ordinary 
Attic inflections and syntax, to have read about one 
book of the Anabasis, and to have had considerable 
practice in translating English into Greek. The use 
of accents is required. 

A part of the work of this class consists of the 

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minute study of the verbs, their principal parts, syn- 
opsis of tenses, and the inflection of certain portions. 

Written translations of English into Greek are re- 
quired once a week. On the other days a short oral 
exercise of this kind forms a part of the lesson; so 
that in each recitation some practice is had in trans- 
lating English into Greek. 

Text-Books: Xenophon's Anabasis (Goodwin and 
White), Memorabilia, Adams's Lysias, Goodwin's 
Greek Grammar, Pearson's Greek Prose Composition, 
Myers's Eastern Nations and Greece, Liddell and 
Scott's Greek Lexicon, (unabridged). Three times a 
week throughout the year. Elective. 

Greek 2. In the first term Demosthenes will be 
read; in the second, Herodotus; in the third, Homer. 
The subject of Phonetics is presented and illustrated 
by chart and model of the larynx showing the position 
of the vocal organs. 

Text-Books: Demosthenes On the Crown (Hum- 
phreys), Herodotus (Smith & Laird), Homer's Iliad 
(Seymour), Demosthenes and Herodotus (Ancient 
Classics for English Readers), Church's Stories from 
Homer, Fowler's Greek Literature. Three times a 
week throughout the year. Elective. 

Greek 3. The time of this class will be divided 
between prose and poetry. After the study of Thucy- 
dides and Plato, the reading of Sophocles will be taken 
up. The life of the ancient Greeks will also be con- 

Text-Books. Thucydides (Morris), Plato (For- 
man), Sophocles' Oedipus Tyrannus (Earle), Thucy- 
dides and Plato (Ancient Classics for English Read- 

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ers), Church's Stories from the Greek Tragedians, 
Gulick's Life of the Ancient Greeks. Three times a 
week throughout the year. Elective. 


The first term will be devoted to the study of Myth- 
ology, that readers of English Literature may be able 
to understand allusions to classical stories. 

Text-Book: Gayley's Classical Myths. 

The second part of this course is designed to show 
the origin of English words derived from Greek and 
Latin, especially scientific terms. Students looking 
forward to Medicine will find this course particularly 
helpful. No knowledge of either language is required 
for entrance. 

Text-Book: Hoffman's Everyday Greek. 

In the third term an exhibit will be made of the in- 
debtedness of modern civilization to the Greeks and 
Romans. Three times a week throughout the year. 


Assistant Professor Burrows Dr. A. S. Libby 

Assistant Professor C. S. Libby President Jacobs 

I. American History. A general survey of history from 

prehistoric times to the medieval period. An orient- 
ing course designed to show the early origins of mod- 
ern civilization. Freshman year. Elective. Three 
times a week. 

II. The Modern History of Europe. A study of con- 
tinental Europe and Great Britain from 1450 to the 

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present time. Emphasis will be placed on such topics 
as the Renaissance; the conciliar movement for re- 
form; the Protestant revolution and the Catholic ref- 
ormation; the development of political ideals; the 
social and industrial revolution ; the spirit of national- 
ism and some of its later consequences. In this 
course much should be made of the fundamental prob- 
lems of history. Three times a week throughout the 
year. Elective. 

III. Contemporary History. A course in contemporary 
American and European history designed to put stu- 
dents in touch with present trends in scientific, indus- 
trial, and international problems. Offered during the 
winter term. Three times a week. Elective. 

IV. A History of the British People. A course in Eng- 
lish history in which a minimum amount of attention 
is given to dynastic and military affairs, and with 
more than the customary amount of social, religious, 
literary and industrial matters. This course should 
be taken before the one in American history. Three 
times a week throughout the year. Elective. 

V. American History. An account of the social, polit- 
ical, and economic development of the American peo- 
ple. Such topics will be emphasized as the develop- 
ment of the American ideal of democracy, or self- 
government in freedom; the westward moving fron- 
tier with its influences on social and economic prob- 
lems, such as land tenure, agriculture, manufacturing 
and transportation; the rise of great industries and 
trusts; the efforts of labor to better conditions; the 
immigration question; colonial expansion, and our 
proper relations to the other nations of the world. 
Three times a week throughout the year. Elective. 

VI. Political Science. See School of Business Ad- 

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ministration elsewhere in this catalogue. 

VII. Economics. See School of Business Adminis- 
tration elsewhere in this catalogue. 

VIII. Sociology. A comprehensive outline of the 
subject embracing such topics as the evolution of the 
more important social ideals and institutions and their 
present status; socialization and social control; social 
pathology and methods of social investigation, and 
an estimation of progress. An examination of the 
principles of the subject with some attempt to give 
the student a first-hand insight by means of visits to 
institutions, exercises, questions for debate, and the 
preparation of special studies in social problems. A 
required course in the School of Education. Elective 
to others. Three times a week throughout the year. 

IX. Cosmic History. A required course for all Sen- 
ior students. See the President's Course elsewhere in 
this catalogue, and also in the Honors Course. 


Assistant Professor Roney 

Italian 1. A practical course in Italian conversa- 
tion and grammar, with practice in composition and 
the reading of Italian prose. Careful attention is giv- 
en to good pronunciation for its value in the study 
of music. 

Texts: Phelps' Italian Grammar or the equivalent, 
short prose texts, current Italian periodicals. 

Prerequisite : None. 

Three times a week throughout the year. Elective. 

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Professor Nicolassen. 

Latin 1. For entrance into this class the student 
is expected to have had at least three years of high 
school Latin, as set forth under the head of Entrance 
Units. He must also be. able to translate English into 
Latin with some facility. Livy, Cicero de Senectute 
and Sallust's Catiline will be studied in this year. A 
brief history of Rome will also be included. Prose 
composition, both oral and written, will be carried on 
throughout the year. 

Text-Books: Livy XXI, XXII (Greenough and 
Peck), Cicero de Senectute, Sallust's Catiline. Allen 
and Greenough's Latin Grammar, Myers's History of 
Rome, Harpers' Latin Dictionary. Three times a week 
throughout the year. Students who enter with only 
three years of High School Latin and who wish to 
take the classical A. B., must take two years of Latin 
or Greek. Three times a week throughout the j^ear. 

Latin 2. The studies of this class will be in Cicero's 
Letters, Horace and Plautus. A course in Latin Lit- 
erature will also be given; Fowler's Latin Literature. 
Three times a week throughout the year. Elective. 

Latin 3. This class will begin with Terence, and 
then take up Tacitus and Juvenal. Ancient Roman 
life will be considered in this part of the course; 
Johnson's Private Life of the Romans. Three times 
a week throughout the year. Elective. 

Teachers' Course. A course of instruction will be 
given for teachers in and near Atlanta. The aim will 
be to suggest methods for beginners and for classes 

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in Caesar, Cicero and Vergil. Certain departments 
of the grammar will be discussed, e. g., the Subjunc- 
tive Mood, the Conditions, Indirect Discourse; scan- 
ning will be illustrated, and attention given to topics 
which have caused difficulty to teachers. Suggestions 
will be made as to the best means of helping pupils 
to acquire a good vocabulary in Latin. The mode of 
procedure and the subjects treated will depend some- 
what on the personnel of the class. 

The work will be undertaken if as many as ten per- 
sons offer themselves. This class will probably meet 
on Saturdays. 

Graduate Course for Special Students. Persons 
who are teaching or otherwise occupied during the 
week and who would like to do some graduate work 
in Latin or Greek by coming on Saturdays, should 
communicate with the Professor. 


Graduate Course in Latin and Greek 

Those who are thinking of taking graduate courses 
are advised to write to the President or to the Pro- 
fessor, that their preliminary studies may be so guid- 
ed as to fit them for the work. The requirements for 
entrance into these courses are given elsewhere in 
this catalogue, under the head of Graduate School. 

In Latin the following course will be offered for the 
M. A. degree in the session of 1926-27: Vergil's com- 
plete works; Vergil in the Middle Ages; History of 
Classical Scholarship; Textual Criticism. 

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Professor Gaertner Professor Aldrich 

I. Algebra. A thorough review of the elements of 
Algebra, followed by Advanced Algebra. Three 
hours per week, two terms. 

II. Plane Trigonometry. Three hours per week, 

spring term. 

III. Analytic Geometry. Three hours per week, two 

two terms. 

IV. Calculus. Three hours per week, three terms. 

V. Astronomy. Three hours per week, three terms. 
See page 58. 

VI. Calculus. Three hours per week, three terms. 


Professor Aldrich C. W. Corless 

1-A. Experimental Physics: Laboratory work 
with conferences and unifying lectures. Three double 
periods per week throughout the year. 3 hours' credit 
per year. 

1-B. General Physics: Lectures and problems 
covering elemental theory. Two hours per week 
throughout the year. 2 hours' credit per year. 1-B 
must be preceded by or accompanied with Math- 
ematics 1 and Physics 1-A. 

II-A. Advanced Mechanics and Thermodynamics: 

Three hours per week throughout the year. 3 hours' 
credit per year. Prerequisites, Elemental Calculus 
and Physics I-A and I-B or their equivalent. 

II-B Electricity and Electrical Measurements: 

Two lectures and one laboratory period per week 

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throughout the year. 3 hours' credit per year. Pre- 
requisites as in II-A and a course in chemistry. 

II-C. Light and Modern Physics: Two lectures 
and one laboratory period per week for two terms and 
three lecture and conference periods per week for the 
third term. Credit 3 hours per year. Prerequisites 
as in course II-B. 

Courses II-A, II-B and II-C will be offered cyclically 
so that a student may cover the entire ground in his 
four years' course. 


Assistant Professor Roney 

Spanish 1. A beginners' class in Spanish, with a 
thorough drill in the grammar of the language. Great 
stress is placed on acquiring a good pronunciation and 
an ability to speak the language readily; only Span- 
ish is used in the classroom. 

Texts: Marion and Garenne's Introduction a la 
lengua castellana or the equivalent, short texts and 
current Spanish periodicals. 

Prerequisite : None. 

Three times a week throughout the year. Elective. 

Spanish 2. This is a more advanced course in con- 
versation, with more rapid reading of the modern 
Spanish authors. The life and customs of Spain are 
studied and discussed in Spanish. 

Texts: Smith's Gramatica practica castellana or 

the equivalent, modern Spanish authors and current 
Spanish periodicals. 

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Prerequisite: Spanish 1, or two years of high 
school Spanish. 

Spanish 3- A. This is a course in the Spanish novel 
and short story of the nineteenth and twentieth cen- 
turies. The authors and their works are discussed in 
Spanish, and practical Spanish commercial transla- 
tion is studied. 

This course is given in alternate years, and will 
replace Spanish 3-B in 1926-27. Students completing 
Spanish 3-A and desiring to continue Spanish may 
elect Spanish 3-B. 

Prerequisite: Spanish 2, or three years of high 
school Spanish. 

Three times a week throughout the year. Elective. 

Spanish 3-B. A study of the Spanish drama and 
poetry of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, in- 
cluding an introductory course in Spanish prosody. 
All classroom discussion is in Spanish. 

This course is given in alternate years, and will 
replace Spanish 3-A in 1927-28. Students completing 
Spanish 3-B and desiring to continue Spanish may 
elect Spanish 3-A. 

Prerequisite: Spanish 2, or three years of high 
school Spanish. 

Three times a week throughout the year. Elective. 

Post-Graduate work in Spanish may be arranged. 

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Undergraduate Course Leading to the Degree of Bach- 
elor of Arts (B. A.) in Commerce 

Professor A. S. Libby Ass't. Prof. C. S. Libby 

Ass't. Prof. C. E. Cagle 

The school of Business Administration, Commerce 
and Finance is an undergraduate-graduate school, 
one of the professional divisions of the University. In- 
struction is therefore directed toward professional 
education rather than narrow technical drill. En- 
trance requirements for the undergraduate work are 
the same as for the School of Liberal Arts, except 
that Ancient Language is not required. Modern 
Language, especially Spanish or French, is strongly 
advised. Shorthand and typewriting are neither re- 
quired nor later counted toward a degree, but are 
strongly recommended. 

The graduate work is based upon the Bachelor's 
Degree from an accredited institution. 

Economics— Its laws and principles with special 
reference to American conditions. The course pre- 
sents a general survey and is designed to serve as an 
introduction to later and more intensive study of the 
problems of industrial society. 

Economic and Commercial Geography — A study of 
resources and industries as influenced by geographic 
conditions. The geography of the more important 
commercial products of the farm, range, forest, mine, 
factory and sea; continental and oceanic trade routes; 
great commercial nations. 

American Government and Politics- — Analysis of 
the structure and workings of the government in the 

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United States, local, state, and national ; the organiza- 
tion and activities of state and federal administration, 
with the fundamental legal and political principles 
governing it. This course alternates with Compara- 
tive Government. 

Accounting Principles — An elementary course based 
on the use made of financial statements in business 
organization and control. The student is familiarized, 
through practice and discussion, with the entire ac- 
counting process, beginning with the voucher and end- 
ing with the report. The last part of the course is 
devoted to the consideration of the typical financial 
statements and their analysis from the standpoint of 
the various interests involved. The method of in- 
struction is a combination of lectures and discussions, 
supplemented by laboratory practice. 

Business Communication— A study of the com- 
munication function in business and of the technique 
which is common to all forms of business communica- 
tion; discussed in its psychological, rhetorical, graphic 
and typographical aspects. The practice work is or- 
ganized around Material, Attention, Interest, Under- 
standing, Belief, Action and Good Will. It includes 
the assembling of the data from letters, editorials 
and business articles. 

This course has a twofold purpose: (1) to give 
the information about the communicating activities 
of business and the skill in the presentation of bus- 
iness material which all business workers need, and 
(2) to provide the foundation necessary for an ad- 
vanced study of correspondence and advertising prob- 

Business Psychology — Business problems from the 
psychological point of view. (1) Psychological facts 

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and principles applicable to the conduct of business 
operations: (2) possibilities and limitations of psy- 
chological method and approach to business problems. 
Among the topics discussed are the hiring and in- 
structing of employees, vocational adjustment, group 
efficiency, advertising and selling. 

Financial Organization of Society — A study of the 
nature and work of the various types of financial in- 
stitutions in the modern business world, the forces 
that have led to their development, and their rela- 
tion to the organization of industrial society. The 
principal forms of financial institutions covered are: 
coinage and monetary systems; credit; commercial 
banks; savings banks; bondhouses; trust companies; 
stock exchanges; the various forms of co-operative 
associations; also a brief study of the functions of 
the corporation and the insurance company as fin- 
ancial institutions. Each of these institutions plays 
its own part in the industrial system, and together, 
in their many interrelations, they make up the finan- 
cial structure of society. 

Labor Conditions and Problems — A general survey 
analytical, causal and historical, of the main forces 
and factors which give rise to modern labor conditions 
and problems and which, therefore, must be taken in- 
to consideration in the attempted solution of specific 
labor problems, together with a brief discussion of 
social programs, organized labor, and labor legisla- 
tion. This course is designed to serve as the foun- 
dation for the special courses in this field as well as 
to meet the needs of those who wish only a general 
study of labor problems. Its main divisions are the 
genesis, evolution, and character of present-day labor 
problems; the material progress and present condi- 
tion of the wage-earning class, wages, hours of work, 

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unemployment, property holdings, and distribution of 
income, among other things, being considered; points 
of view and social programs; the philosophy, policies 
and methods of organized labor, arbitration and so- 
cial insurance. 

Risk and Risk Bearing in Modern Industrial Society 

— A detailed study of the speculative character of 
modern industry, with analysis of the various sources 
and kinds of risks and the various ways of meeting 
risk. Special stud.y of insurance: (1) life; the kinds 
of companies, their organization and operation; the 
kinds of policies and the calculation of premiums; in- 
surance investments and dividends; (2) property in- 
surance, companies and their methods of operation; 
the determination of rates; policy conditions; the 
work of inspection bureaus; underwriters' labora- 
tories; (3) the problems of buying and selling insur- 
ance; regulation of insurance by the state; state in- 

Marketing 1 — Raw Materials — A survey of the 
method and problems connected with the marketing 
of raw materials. A study is made of farm products, 
mineral products, forest products, and sea products, 
and the physical and geographical environment of the 
productive regions to discover their commercial prob- 
lems. The course falls into three general divisions: 
(1) The commodity; (2) the markets; (3) the trade 
organization. Special study is made of the problems 
of the middlemen, transportation, warehousing, or- 
ganized exchanges and produce markets, market news, 
financing the market and market price. These prob- 
lems are analyzed in classroom discussion as they ap- 
pear in the marketing of four or five great staple com- 
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to warehouses, cold storages, produce markets, and 
other specialized markets. 

Each student is required to select a commodity and 
trace it through its entire marketing process. The 
information for these papers is secured through gov- 
ernment bulletins, market reports, technical and 
scientific literature, and by interviews and observa- 
tion. Special emphasis is placed upon first-hand in- 

Marketing 2 — Manufactured Goods — In the prob- 
lems and methods of marketing manufactured pro- 
ducts, the same general divisions are made: (1) the 
commodity; (2) the market; (3) the trade organiza- 
tion. The classroom discussion will consider the gen- 
eral problems confronting a merchant with goods to 
sell ; organization of a business ; duties and respon- 
sibilities of the sales manager, the advertising man- 
ager, and the advertising agency ; application of scien- 
tific principles to commercial analysis; location; ana- 
lysis of a commodity; purchasing problem, stock 
plans; analysis of market; analysis of trade organi- 
zation, department store, chain-store, mail-order 
house, co-operative store; price policy, price mainten- 
ance, credit; opportunities for extending the market; 
selection and organization of the sales force; selec- 
tion of advertising mediums; financing a sales and ad- 
vertising organization; co-ordinating the selling 
forces. The aim is to define and outline the general 
principles of commercial analysis, which includes the 
work of both salesmen and advertising men. The 
literature that is available on these problems is as- 
signed for reading. 

As in Course 1 above, the student is required to 
make first-hand investigation and written reports of 

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the problems, in local establishments. 

Marketing 3 — Foreign Trade — The marketing prob- 
lems arising are : theories of foreign trade ; character 
and volume of trade available for foreign commerce; 
contact with the foreign market, commission house, 
forwarding agent, manufacturers' agent, indent mer- 
chant, traveling salesmen, export departments; for- 
eign correspondence; advertising in the foreign mar- 
ket; combining for foreign trade; prices in foreign 
trade; foreign exchange, credit, price quotations; 
transportations; marine insurance; tariffs; merchant 
marine; individual foreign markets. The point of 
view is that of an inland city like Atlanta. The prob- 
lems are conditioned by this fact. 

Marketing 4 — Problems of Marketing and Merchan- 
dising— -A wide range of problems of manufacture 
and distribution. 

As in courses 1 and 2, each student will select a 
single commodity for detail study. The investigation 
will be developed into a term paper dealing with the 
selected product in the various foreign markets, with 
the effects of the European war, and with the future 
possibilities. An attempt will be made to clear away 
the obscurities surrounding the subject of foreign 
trade by following a commodity through to its desti- 
nation, with samples of all the necessary documents. 

Economic Development of the United States — The 

rise and evolution of the institutions, the structure 
and the organization of industrial society which have 
been developed in the effort of the American people 
to supply their economic wants; an analysis of the 
way in which these institutions and this organiza- 
tion function, and their present day problems; how 
economic laws have dominated, together with the re- 

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suits consequent on a failure to regard these laws; 
the extent to which economic conditions have influ- 
enced our social and political history as well as its 
reaction upon our economic life. 

The main topics covered are: Population, immigra- 
tion, westward movement, public land policy, agricul- 
tural, mining, manufactures, labor conditions, slavery, 
internal improvements, railroads, domestic and foreign 
commerce; tariff policy, merchant marine, money, 
banking, crisis, public revenues, and expenditures. 

United States History and its Geographic Condi- 
tions — A study of the influence of geographic condi- 
tions on the course of American history. Their im- 
portance as compared with one another and with non- 
geographic factors. 

Accounting Practice— Accounting in banks, trust 
companies, insurance companies, bond houses, build- 
ing and loan companies, retail stores, railways, muni- 
cipal and government transactions. 

Cost Accounting — The theory and practice of cost 
accounting, dealing mainly with manufacturing costs, 
and treating cost accounting as an instrument of ex- 
ecutive control. A prerequisite of this course is a 
working knowledge of bookkeeping and accounting. 

Introduction to Statistics — The elementary, prin- 
ciples of statistics as a means to scientific study and 
interpretation of social and economic life; the gen- 
eral characteristics of the statistical method, the 
course and collection of data, errors and appropria- 
tion, classification and frequency, distributions, aver- 
ages, tabulation, graphic presentation, index num- 
b sr s . 

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Social Control of Business— Social control has 
lagged behind rapidly developing modern industry. 
This course aims to give understanding of the various 
means of control now struggling and their application 
in different fields. Its topics will include the kinds 
of useful work; the general presumption in favor of 
private enterprise; its shortcomings as an organizing 
force, and the weakening of individual's positions in 
a free-exchange economy resulting from (1) massing 
of technical capital; (2) growth of specialized know- 
ledge before which common intelligence is at a disad- 
vantage; (3) conflicts of interests which the law of 
property and contract cannot fully harmonize and 
(4) other causes. Chief emphasis will be laid on the 
problems common to trusts, railroads, and public util- 
ities, arising from fixed capital, untraced expenses, 
increasing returns, and the resulting tendencies to 

Advanced Economics and the Development of In- 
dustrial Society— The structure, institutions, and op- 
eration of industrial society; medieval industrial so- 
ciety and the evolution of modern capitalistic indus- 
try; private exchange co-operation; the pecuniary or- 
ganization of society and its resulting institutions; 
specialization and interdependence; the significance of 
technology; speculation industry; the worker under 
a wage system in capitalistic machine industry; con- 
centration in large scale production, in ownership of 
wealth, in control of industry; impersonal relations; 
private property; competition, and social control. 

Conservation of Natural Resources — Natural re- 
sources as factors in national development. History 
of exploitation of soils, forest, mineral resources, etc. ; 
current movement to conserve natural resources; 

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reclamation of arid and swamp lands; reduction of 
erosion; scientific forestry; elimination of waste in 
mining ; effective use of mineral fuels and metals ; 
improvement and extension of waterways; use and 
control of water power; problems of water supply. 

Comparative Government— A comparative study of 
the leading governments of the world, including 
England, France, Switzerland, the small states of 
Europe and of South America. (This course alter- 
nates with American Government and Politics.) 

Modern Cities — Growth and problems of the mod- 
ern city; its home rule, charter, electorate, and va- 
rious forms of government, etc. Municipal and ad- 
ministrative systems in Europe and the United 
States ; methods and results ; public health and safety ; 
charities; education; finances; street and highways; 
public works; utilities regulation; municipal owner- 

Ocean Transportation— The history and classifica- 
tion of ocean carriers; ocean routes, and terminals; 
transportation organization and service, freight, pas- 
senger, mail, international express, marine insurance; 
relation of ocean carriers with one another and the 
public; government aid and regulation, navigation 
laws, merchant marine question, etc. 

Railroad Transportation — -Similar in scope to the 
above course. 

Commerce of South America — Commerce relations 
between the United States and South America. Most 
of the countries are discussed separately because of 
individual conditions, but the subject matter is or- 
ganized under four general heads: (1) Development 
of commerce; (2) present status of South American 

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commerce; (3) factors affecting commerce with South 
America; (4) commercial prospects in South America. 

Industrial Administration 1 — Designed primarily 
for those students expecting to enter the manufactur- 
ing field. It presupposes the courses Industrial So- 
ciety, Business Administration, Statistics, Accounting, 
and some ability to undertake independent investiga- 
tion. The course deals with the nature and charac- 
teristics of the complex problems of the industrial 
executive, and systematic methods of such problems, 
aiming thus to provide the student with a sense of 
relative values and some method for later intensive 
research on his own initiative. The work is made 
practical by independent investigation in factories of 
various types. 

Industrial Administration II — A continuation of In- 
dustrial Administration I with similar objectives. The 
more important "philosophies of administration" which 
help to solve the manufacturer's problems; a rapid 
survey of the history of industrial engineering; 
theories, principles, methods of approach, devices, 
and their application to various types of industry. 
This work is made practical through personal inter- 
views with men who have developed the more im- 
portant philosophies of administration. 

Commercial Law (A three-term course) — Ordinari- 
ly in non-commercial affairs the risks incident to 
ignorance of the law are not particularly formidable. 
A working knowledge of the rules of the Commercial 
Law is of practical value to every citizen, but to the 
successful business man of today it is indispensable. 

Successful completing of this course will make 
available to the student all substantive law courses 
offered in any law school. Among the subjects are: 

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Contracts, negotiable instrument, agency, partner- 
ship, corporations, sales, bailments, carriers, guaranty 
and suretyship, insurance, wills, etc. 

The case system of instruction is employed. 

Scientific Management and Labor — Laying stress 
on the practical application and methods of the most 
complete and consistent recent tendencies. The prin- 
ciples of scientific management and their wide applic- 
ability to various manufacturing activities. Each 
student is expected to make first-hand investigation 
in one or more factories in Atlanta and vicinity, ex- 
emplifying as far as possible the type of production 
in which he is most interested, studying the problems 
of store-handling, routing, tool-room maintenance, 
cost keeping, worked material and tool standardiza- 
tion and classification, in making route charts, and in 
devising production systems. 

Industrial Combinations — The conditions in modern 
industrial society which have led to the growth of 
combinations, an analysis of the motives for their for- 
mation, the sources of their power and the elements 
of their weakness, the character and extent of any 
possible social advantages to be derived from them as 
well as the disadvantages and evils which have fol- 
lowed their growth, the attempts at state and federal 
regulation in the past, and the question of the desir- 
able policy and feasible methods of control for the fu- 
ture. The subject is treated as a single problem of 
modern industrial society, with emphasis on methods 
of investigation, analysis and reasoning essential for 
the study of similar problems. 

Corporation Finance — A study of the corporation, 
primarily with reference to its financial management. 
The more important topics include the financial side 

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of organization and promotion, amount of capitaliza- 
tion, choice of different types of securities to be is- 
sued, method of selling securities and raising addi- 
tional capitol, financial policy with reference to divi- 
dend, surplus, accounting practice, etc., insolvency 
and reorganization and the problems and methods of 
social control of the financial management of corpora- 

Investment — Various types of investment includ- 
ing government, state, municipal bonds, securities of 
railway, public utility, industrial, and mining com- 
panies, and real estate investments; the characteris- 
tics of each and their relative fitness to meet the 
needs of different classes of investors; methods and 
sources of information for determining the value of 
such investments; general industrial and financial 
conditions affecting changes in their value; the in- 
stitutions dealing in them and the attempts on the 
part of the public to safeguard and regulate invest- 

Accounting Problems and Auditing- — The applica- 
tion of accounting principles to specific problems. 
Practical work in actual audits and devising systems 
for actual installation form a large part of the year's 

Bank Management — A technical course in the in- 
ternal problems of bank organization and manage- 
ment. The work is designed to train not so much 
for clerical work as for position of official responsi- 
bility. This course alternates with the Theory of 

Public Finance — Public expenditure, budgetry- 
methods, public revenues, and public debt. The pur- 
pose is to give a working knowledge of government 







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financial institutions as distinguished from commer- 
cial ones; bonds, taxes, borrowing and the manage- 
ment of national, state, and municipal debts. (Omit- 
ted in 1926-27.) 

Business Correspondence — Training in the writing 
and dictating of business letters. Each student is as- 
signed a subject for independent investigation. 

Advertising Technique 1 — Mail campaigns, with a 
study of the technique of sales letters, letter series, 
inserts, mailing cards and folders, booklets, cata- 
logues, and other forms of direct advertising. Each 
student is required to make a detailed survey of at 
least one mail campaign and to work out completely 
one original campaign. 

Advertising Technique II — Display advertising, 
writing, and printing of same. The problems studied 
include marketing of a new product, widening the de- 
mand for an established product, keeping a well- 
known product before the public, developing a year- 
round demand for a seasonal product, fighting sub- 
stitutions, removing prejudices, announcing an in- 
crease in price, and mail-order selling; retailer's prob- 
lems, including those in the department store and in 
the chain-store; specialize^ advertising as that of 
banks, railroad, cities, churches, universities, libra- 
ries and charities. In addition to class discussions, 
practice work of each student is adapted, as far as 
possible, to his future needs. 

Organization of Industrial Scientific Research — 

Study of the methods of organizing research work 
in connection with large-scale industries ; the cost and 
maintenance of a laboratory ; what should be expected 
of it; how it should be directed and where competent 
research may be procured for it. 

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Office Administration — The principles and methods 
underlying efficient and economical office manage- 
ment; evolution of the modern office; the office man- 
ager; electing and training office employees; office re- 
sults; office manual; organization procedure; ob- 
stacles and emergencies; standardizing; incentives; 
relation between employer and employee; general of- 
fice service; order and billing systems; filing systems. 

(The department reserves the right to withdraw- 
any course for which, in the judgment of the Dean, 
an insufficient number of students have applied.) 

Electives and Graduate Courses 

These are all courses that either have been given, 
or will be given if there is sufficient demand for them. 

History of Commerce Social Control of Labor. 

Business Administration Comparative Free Govern- 
Labor Conditions and Prob- ment. 

lems. International Law. 

Risk and Risk-Bearing in Commerce of South America, 

modern Industrial Society. Scientific Management of 
The World's Food Resources. Labor. 

Foreign Trade. Industrial Conditions. 

United States History and Bank Management. 

Geographic Conditions. Public Finance (not offered 
Introduction to Statistics. in 1927-28.) 

The Manager's Administra- Advertising Technique. 

tion of Finance. The Science of Commerce 
The Manager's Administra- (Scientific Research of 

tion of Labor. Business Problems.) 

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Leading to the Degree of Bachelor of Arts (B. A.) 
in Education 

Professor Gaertner. Assistant Professor Burrows 

General Psychology — A study of Mental States, 
Human Action, and Connection of Mental Facts, Feel- 
ings of Things, Relationships and Personal Conditions. 
The Will; general characteristics, and functions of 
mental states. The nervous system, its structure, ac- 
tion and connections with mental states. Purpose: 
To acquaint the student with the main facts and laws 
of mental life and to provide a sound foundation for 
the study of allied subjects. Three terms. Fresh- 

Genetic Psychology — Normal Childhood and Youth, 
Stages of Development, Solidary Life, Appropriating 
Environment, Submitting to Public Opinion, Selecting 
Companions, Formation of Ideals, Development of 
Personalities, Process of Education. Purpose of 
Course: To enable the teacher to become a compan- 
ionable leader to children and youth. Fall term, Soph- 
omore year. 

Educational Psychology — A study of the Mind in 
the Acts of Learning. Its varied Functions, Stimu- 
lation, Reactions and Processes, Laws of Mental Ac- 
tivity. Purpose of Course : To understand more fully 
the application of Psychology to the problem of edu- 
cation." Winter term, Sophomore year. 

General Method — An inquiry concerning the Train- 
ing of the Mind, Relative Values of the Studies, The 
Position of Interest, Necessity of Coordination, Cor- 
relation and Concentration, The Process of Educa- 
tion, Principles of Apperception, The Development of 

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Ideals and Conceptual Power. Purpose of the Course: 
To obtain a general view of the problem of arrange- 
ment, attack and pursuit of studies. Spring term, 
Sophomore year. 

Principles of Education — A study of the Funda- 
mentals of Human progress. Preparation necessary 
for the work of Directing Activity. The aim of Edu- 
cation, Content and Formal Studies, The Doctrine of 
Discipline, Educational Values, The Curriculum. 
Purpose of Course: To establish a basis for rational 
thought on Education. Fall term, Junior year. 

History of Education — A study of the most prom- 
inent forces that have contributed to the advance- 
ment of the races. Family and social customs, ethical 
standards, religions, traditions, educational ideals, 
biographical sketches of Reformers and Educators, 
Development of Schools and Colleges of the United 
States. Purpose of Course: To know the varied 
phases of educational thought of the past so as to 
be able to appreciate present tendencies and require- 
ments. Winter term, Junior year. 

School Administration and Management — State, 
County, Town, Village and City School Organization 
and Control. Duties of School Boards, Superintend- 
ents, Supervisors, Principals and Teachers. Course 
of study and Promotions. Establishment and use of 
Libraries. Selection and Preparation of Schools, 
Buildings and Situation. The business side of School 
Affairs. Purpose of Course: To equip for Teaching 
or Supervision. Spring term, Junior year. 


Perhaps the most remarkable single development 
in the modern educational world is the possession by 
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the greatest of all sports. American college football 
is the most interesting, most exciting, most manly, 
most instructive and most profitable game ever play- 
ed by men. It, more than any other, furnishes to its 
devotees something of the moral equivalent of war, 
and such a hold has it taken on the public that they 
pour out their tens of thousands of dollars to witness 
inter-collegiate games in vast stadia and bowls erect- 
ed largely for the purpose at a cost reaching into 
the millions. It is a momentous thing for the aca- 
demic world to have control of the American equiv- 
alent of the Olympic games and the contests of the 
Arena, and as we watch the never ceasing enlarge- 
ment of interest, finance, equipment and importance 
of this part of college work it must be perfectly ap- 
parent that the very life of a college depends and will 
more and more depend upon its method of handling 
this fact which is at once a challenge and an oppor- 

And, hand in hand with football, go baseball, bas- 
ket-ball, boating, track, and indeed the whole physical 
well-being of the vast American student-body. 

Passing by as somnolent those colleges that side- 
step the fact by denying their students the privilege 
of intercollegiate sports and those that permissively 
decree a Students' Athletic Association which as- 
sumes control of coach, games, and often of "Faculty 
Directors of Athletics," we come to those institu- 
tions that face the situation with wide open eyes. 

The attitude of Oglethorpe University to all ath- 
letics is based upon the recognition of the physical 
training of the human body as a college study. 

It is presumed that a matter of such overwhelm- 
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transcendent interest to the public that it commands 
their time and purses at will, is a matter worth study- 
ing seriously and deserving to be ranked with Greek 
and Poultry Keeping. 

Therefore Oglethorpe University has founded her 
School of Physical Culture. 

Its purpose is two-fold: To train, protect and de- 
velop the bodies of all the students of the University 
and to offer a special school where those who deserve 
it may receive special training, equipping them for 
positions as Physical Directors in Y. M. C. A.'s, in 
the Army, and in other schools, colleges and univer- 

As a school for the special preparation of students 
for positions as physical directors and coaches in Y. 
M. C. A.'s, the Army and other schools and univer- 
sities, a regular curriculum has been arranged offer- 
ing instruction in the following subjects, the comple- 
tion of which will lead to an appropriate certificate or 

1. Physiology — A first-year course in the study 
of the human body, one hour per week — Fall, Winter 
Spring and Summer Terms. Required of all Fresh- 
men. Prerequisite for all courses enumerated below. 
Includes studies in Sanitation, Hygiene and First Aid. 

Professor Hunt 

2. Mass Athletics — A study of methods used in 
the A. E. F., Play Athletics, study of muscles, their 
development and health. Study of various develop- 
ment systems. Three hours per week. Required of 
all students who do not elect courses 3-10. 

Mr. Robertson 

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3. Track — Study and practice of all track exercise, 
running, jumping, vaulting and javelin throwing, 
hurdling and relay race. Three hours per week. Elec- 

Mr. Anderson 

4. Football — Science and practice of this geatest 
of games, study of formations, plays, strategy, man- 

Mr. Robertson 

5. Baseball — Science and practice of the most 
widely popular of all American games. Spring term 
only. Twelve hours per week. 

Mr. Anderson 

6. Tennis—Study and practice. Fall, Winter, 
Spring and Summer Terms. Three hours per week. 

Mr. Anderson 

7. Aquatic Sports — Study and practice — Swim- 
ming, rowing, crew work. Fall, Winter, Spring and 
Summer Terms. 

Mr. Anderson 

8. Fencing — Swordsmanship in the foil, sabre and 
rapier. Fall, Winter and Spring Terms. Two hours 
per week. 

Prof. Roney 

9. History of Play and Games — The genesis and 
development of modern games, including Courses 3- 
10; also of chess, draughts, ten pins, etc. Fall, Winter 
and Spring Terms. One hour per week. 

Dr. Libby 

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10. Psychology of Play— Mental preparation for 
contests. Advertising and promotion of games. 
Sport writers and writing. Athletic accounting, con- 
tracts, methods of promotion and use of football con- 
tests. One term only. 

Profs. Routh, Gaertner and Cagle 

11. Arts and Science Group — Comprising such 
electives from courses offered in the Schools of Arts 
and Sciences, Literature, and Commerce as may be 
elected to complete requirements of S. I. A. A., for 
eligibility in intercollegiate games. 

An appropriate letter will be given all students 
making the University team in any of the above 
classes, 3-10, inclusive. 

Every human being should be taught to play with 
his fellow-beings. Every student should have daily 
exercise. These two simple but fundamental axioms 
are the basis for all work in this department. 

The munificent gift of fifty thousand dollars by Mr. 
and Mrs. Harry P. Hermance to Oglethorpe Univer- 
sity for an athletic field has made possible the im- 
mediate inauguration of this plan, which is founded 
upon the study from a college standpoint of psychol- 
ogy, hygiene, sanitation, first-aid work, etc. It fur- 
ther emphasizes the necessity of careful medical 
supervision of all athletics and the adaptation to each 
individual student of special forms of exercise. 

One of the most important features is the requiring 
of every student to take some form of physical ex- 
ercise daily under proper medical or tutorial guid- 
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most advantaged, and the chief failure of the athletic 
program of our average American college would be 
obviated, for it is a notorious fact that most of our 
institutions develop a small number of trained ath- 
letes in football, baseball, basket-ball, etc., while the 
great mass of students do little more than sit on the 
bleachers and yell. 

And the building of the new athletic field given by 
Mr. and Mrs. Hermance makes possible the inaugura- 
tion at Oglethorpe of a complete system of physical 
culture for all students. It will include not only the 
great athletic features such as football, baseball, bas- 
ket-ball, etc., but also many interesting track exer- 
cises, discus and javelin throwing, jumping, vaulting 
and, in fact, all of the various numbers to be found 
at our intercollegiate track meets. It is the purpose 
of Oglethorpe University as quickly as circumstances 
may permit, to enter, and, in addition, to develop a 
strong boating crew on Silver Lake. 

The University has been especially fortunate in 
enjoying the services of Mr. Frank B. Anderson, one 
of the best known coaches in the South, who has had 
charge of Athletics at Oglethorpe University and who 
has been advanced to the directorship of the depart- 
ment of physical culture. Mr. Anderson has merited 
and won not only a great reputation as a coach, but 
as a clean, fine friend of young men, and there is no 
man in the whole of America more loved by his boys. 

We are especially fortunate also in being able to 
announce that Mr. Harry Robertson, famous all- 
American football star, will coach our football team 
and teach Courses Nos. 2 and 4. The University, of 
course, is proud of his record and happy in the know- 
ledge that our boys will have as their coach a man 

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who is an expert in that department with hardly an 
equal in this country, and those of us who have 
charge of the moral and mental life of the University, 
feel especially happy in having at the head of this 
fascinating department of our work, a splendid out- 
standing man whose personal influence with the stu- 
dents will mean so much in the building of character 
and the enforcing of every moral and religious pre- 
cept. It is not going too far to say that the teams 
at Oglethorpe will be as well coached next year and 
thereafter as any teams on the American continent, 
for there are no two finer men at the head of athletics 
whether it be as coaches or as men, than the two who 
head this department at Oglethorpe. 

Other instructors will be added as this work may 


Board and Room Rent 

The dormitory facilities of Oglethorpe University 
are the safest and most comfortable of cognate insti- 
tutions in the South. All the permanent buildings of 
the University will be like those now finished, which 
are believed to be absolutely fireproof, being con- 
structed of steel, concrete and granite with parti- 
tions of brick and hollow tile. 

The Boarding Department of the Institution is 
conducted to please the student. Thoroughly first- 
class service is given. The skimmed milk diet which 
produces skimmed milk thinking is studiously avoided. 
Price of board is included in the room rent. 

The prices named below are based upon three 
grades of rooms. The first of these comprises the 
temporary dormitory; the second the entire third 

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floor of the Administration building, which is fifty 
(50) feet wide and one hundred and eighty (180) feet 
long; like the third floor of Lupton Hall, 50x150, it is 
divided into individual roms, with general toilet and 
bath room on the same floor. Each contains a lava- 
tory furnishing hot and cold water. The third grade 
is on the second floor of the Administration build- 
ing and is composed of suites of rooms, each suite 
containing a bedroom, bath and study. The price 
charged includes first-class board, steam heat, elec- 
tric lights, water and janitor's service, and all rooms 
are furnished adequately and substantially. Every 
room in the dormitory contains ample closet space. 
The rooms are large, airy, safe and comfortable. 

The furniture is of oak and is the same for all 
rooms, including chiffonier, study-table, single bed, 
spring and mattress for each student. 

Room linen and bed clothing will be furnished by 
the student. Applications for rooms should be filed 
at once. For reservation of room inclose $5.00 reser- 
vation fee, to be credited on first payment. 

The expenses at Oglethorpe University are made 
as low as the quality of instruction, of rooming ac- 
commodations and of table fare will permit. No fees 
such as matriculation, library, hospital, contingent, 
athletic, etc.,, are charged. To Day Students the 
only charge made is that of tuition which is $75.00 
per term, as covered by the college calendar. 

For students boarding in the dormitories of the 
University the following charges are made: 

Government Building $165.00 per term. 

Administration Building, second floor $197.50 per 

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Administration Building, third floor, $177.50 per 

All University charges are payable quarterly in ad- 
vance except by special arrangement. For absences 
no rebate is made on board for less than one week, 
nor on room rent and tuition for less than one term. No 
rebate is made on absences caused by temporary sus- 
pension by action of the faculty. All Freshmen, other 
than day students and young women, are required to 
room on the campus except upon the written request 
of their parents or guardians. It will be observed that 
the total cost for the entire year, including tuition, 
table board and room rent, heat, light and janitor 
service ranges from $165.00 per term upward — ac- 
cording to the rooming accommodations. The student 
should bring his own bedding and personal linen. 
Books may be purchased from the Student Co-op or 
in the city of Atlanta and will cost approximately 
$10.00 per term, 

Upon assuming possession of his room each student 
is given a statement showing the general condition 
of the room and of the articles of furniture contained 
therein. He is required at the end of each term — 
or at the end of the college year — upon request of the 
Superintendent, to restore the property to the con- 
dition in which he received it by paying the actual 
cost of replacements and repairs as made or estimated 
as necessary to be made by the college officials. When 
the room is occupied by more than one student the 
cost of repairs is divided in proportion to responsi- 


Approximately fifteen per cent of the Oglethorpe 
student body are "working their way through col- 

Oglethorpe University 101 

lege" in whole or in part. 

It is the intention of the authorities of the Univer- 
sity to see that a way is provided as far as possible 
for the assistance of any student who may be in pe- 
cuniary need and yet desirous of prosecuting his 
studies at Oglethorpe. A special Faculty Committee 
will co-operate with students to that end. 

As a general rule it is best for the student that he 
should be able to devote all of his time to his aca- 
demic duties, but where circumstances require it, 
many students may undertake various tasks, pay- 
ment for which materially aids them in meeting their 

For further information address the President, 
Oglethorpe University. 


By the generosity of a good friend who does not 
wish his name mentioned, the University is able to 
lend a limited sum to deserving students who would 
otherwise be unable to prosecute their studies at 
Oglethorpe. Further details upon application. 


The munificent generosity of Mr. and Mrs. Harry 
P. Hermance in giving to Oglethorpe the sum of $50,- 
000.00 for an Athletic Stadium, the finest in the 
South, makes feasible the development of ail forms 
of field sports, including not only the great games of 
football and baseball, but also vaulting, jumping, dis- 
cus and javelin throwing, track work, etc. Physical 
culture for all students will be required. 

A sanely encouraging attitude is taken by the Uni- 

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versity toward intercollegiate athletics, and Ogle- 
thorpe University is acquitting herself well in that 
sphere of her educational life. 


In addition to those sports common to all well 
equipped colleges in the South, Oglethorpe University 
is the fortunate possessor of a beautiful lake covering 
eighty acres located conveniently to the University 
campus, with a part of its shore set aside for a univer- 
sity boat house. This will enable the institution to 
add a crew to its list of athletic sports. The lake 
is admirably suited for boating, rowing, swimming 
and fishing. 

The policy of Oglethorpe University includes the 
care of the physical life of our students as a matter 
of large importance. Regular instruction, looking to 
symmetrical development of the entire man will be 
given in the Athletic Department of the University, 
under competent medical guidance. Special attention 
is at present given to outdoor athletics. Adequate 
provision is being made for football and baseball 
grounds, tennis courts, etc. Work has been begun 
on the Hermance Stadium. 


One of the interesting features of university life at 
Oglethorpe is the University Store, managed for the 
benefit of the students themselves, under the super- 
intendence of the Faculty. 

In the store are kept all the necessary college acces- 
sories. Any ordinary purchase may thus be made 
most conveniently, as full lines of goods answering 
the various college requirements are constantly kept 
on hand. 

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The ability of a college or university to develop 
worthy character in its students depends largely upon 
that indefinable quality called "college atmosphere." 
As a mother, she breathes her own soul into her boys. 
They inherit all she has been through, all of labor 
and strength and faith and prayer. If her judgments 
have been bought out with money they inherit that; 
if with blood they inherit that. Every storm through 
which she has passed strengthens them for their own 
conflicts in the days that are to come. 

Oglethorpe is a daughter of battle and faith and 
prayer. God alone built her, touching the hearts of 
multitudes of His children at the voice of her call. 
Alone of all the prominent ante-bellum universities 
she died for her ideals and alone of all the universi- 
ties of America, God has raised her from the dead. 

By her every battle, her every faith, her every 
triumph, she has learned what things are really worth 
while and what hand really to lean upon. She will 
tell her children of Him. 


Regular chapel exercises, which the students are re- 
quired to attend, are conducted by each of the mem- 
bers of the faculty in turn. The student life at Ogle- 
thorpe is also blessed by the activities of the Y. M. 
C. A., and frequent sermons and addresses by visit- 
ing pastors and evangelists. A Sunday School Class 
has been started by the students themselves, which 
grew to a membership of over eighty. 


By the generosity of many friends, so great as to 
be almost unparalleled, the University received dur- 

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ing the first year of its life approximately ten thou- 
sand volumes for the library. These consist of stand- 
ard works in Literature, History and Science, with 
many valuable reference works in special depart- 
ments. The Private Libraries of Dr. Sellers in 
Science, and of Dr. Nicolassen in the Classics, are 
both available for the use of the students in these 
departments. The policy of the institution is to let 
no year go without the enlargement of the library. 
A competent librarian is in charge and the rooms 
will be open during the year of 1926-27 approximately 
ten hours per day. The Public Library is also avail- 
able for the use of our students. 


By the splendid generosity of Dr. Cheston King 
the University has been given a Library of English 
incomparably the finest south of Washington. The 
volumes for this library, including some seventeen 
thousand books and pamphlets, have been received, 
and are now available for graduate work. 


Among the unique honors offered at the University 
is the presentation of a sweater with the Coat-of- 
Arms blazoned thereon, which will be awarded in the 
future under the terms of the following resolution 
unanimously adopted by the Faculty of the Univer- 
sity, upon recommendation of the President: 

"Resolved, that on and after September 1st, 1922, 
the Coat-of-Arms of Oglethorpe University shall be 
given to those students carrying a minimum of fifteen 
hours weekly, of excellent personal character and 
conduct, whose general average of all the courses 
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have been not less than 93, or who, in lieu of said 
general average, shall have so distinguished them- 
selves in some intellectual, creative, or constructive 
accomplishment as to entitle them thereto in the 
judgment of the Faculty." 

W. R. Carlisle 
J. R. Murphy 

M. F. Calmes 
L. Mw AilcClung 

P. H. Cahoon 


E. C. James, Jr. 
J. R. Terrell, Jr. 


L. W. Hope 
E. E. Moore 

M. M. Copeland 

W. C. Johnson 
L. N. Turk, Jr. 

D. B. Johnson 
J. H. Price 

A. M. Sellers 

T. L. ^aton 

Martha Shover 

Gladys Crisler 

Al. G. 

R. O. Brown 
Christine Gore 
J. M. McMekin 


J. B. Kersey L. G. Pfefferkorn 

Smith J. O. Hightower, III 


F. M. Boswell 
a. F. Hardin 

J. B. Partridge 

R. F. McCormack Jr 


E. E. Bentley 

J. D. Chesnut 
0. M. Jackson 
R. G. Pfefferkorn 

N. F. Antilotti 

Mary Belle Nichols Esther Cooper 
W. C. Morrow, Jr. J. K. Ottley, Jr 
B. H. Vincent 

Fay Bowman 
Marvin Rivers 

W. V. Braddy 
Grace Mason 
Virginia O'Kelley 
E. H. Waldrop, Jr. Joseph H. Watkins 


Leila Elder Nettie Feagin 

Earl Shepherd Mary Watkins 

Evelyn Hollingsworth 

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Quality is the word that expresses the Oglethorpe 
idea — quality in location, in climate, in campus, in 
architecture, in student character, in college life, in 
athletics and sports, in faculty, in curriculum and in 
religion and morals. Every one of these we offer at 

Located in the commercial and educational capital 
of the South, with an unrivaled climate, on the most 
elegant street of that city, on a most beautiful cam- 
pus of over one hundred and eighty acres of woodland 
and meadow, including an eighty-two acre lake which 
belongs to our students for swimming, boating and 
fishing, the physical advantages offered by Ogle- 
thorpe University are unsurpassed anywhere in the 

One by one a splendid body of buildings is being 
erected on its campus. Every one of them will be 
of granite trimmed with limestone and covered with 
variegated slates. All of them will be as fire-proof 
as human skill can make them and as commodious 
and comfortable as our architects can plan them. They 
will be like the first buildings already erected, which 
are believed to be the safest, most beautiful and 
most efficient college or university buildings in the 


The attractions of the city of Atlanta as an educa- 
tional center are fast making it one of the great in- 
tellectual dynamos of the nation. Gifted with a soft, 
Southern mountain climate, convenient of access to 
the entire nation over its many lines of railway, 
known everywhere as the center of Southern activ- 

Oglethorpe University 107 

ities, she draws to herself as to a magnet the great 
minds of the nation and the world. Hither come lec- 
turers, musicians, statesmen, evangelists, editors, 
teachers and officials of the United States. An in- 
tellectual atmosphere created by such conditions and 
the frequent opportunity of contact with these lead- 
ers in all branches of human activity, offered fre- 
quently to our students, give Oglethorpe University 
an advantage of position and of opportunity which 
she will cultivate to the uttermost. Facilities for 
hearing and meeting the great musicians and authors 
and public speakers and the leaders in all spheres of 
intellectual activity will be offered our students. The 
tremendous influence of such contact upon the young 
lives committed to us will be felt in increased ambi- 
tion and redoubled determination to perform, them- 
selves, their duty to their race and their God. 


It is not going too far to say that the aesthetic 
tastes and home habits of many young men are ruined 
at college by the cheap and unattractive furnishings 
of their rooms and the ugly forbidding architecture 
of the buildings, whose walls often deface their cam- 
pus. The architecture of an institution of learning 
should be a constant source of delight and inspira- 
tion to its students, teaching quietly but surely the 
highest ideals of life. Indeed all those qualities of 
soul we know as honesty, solidity, dignity, durability, 
reverence and beauty may be expressed in the face 
of a building as surely as in that of a man, and are 
so expressed on the Oglethorpe campus. 

Not less important are the personal surroundings of 
the student's room. Cheap, ugly and ill-equipped 
apartments have exactly the same influence on the 

108 Oglethorpe University 

soul of a boy that cheap, ugly and ill-equipped hu- 
man companions have. That is why the rooms at 
Oglethorpe are handsomely furnished. The sons of 
the poor are entitled to the information and inspira- 
tion such surroundings offer, and the sons of the rich 
will deteriorate without them. 

In brief the college education that does not teach 
a love of beauty and tidiness and what is popularly 
called "decency," is essentially and dangerously de- 

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Young men who desire to enjoy the daily personal 
contact and instruction of the heads of departments 
will note with interest that our first few years will 
offer exceptional opportunities of that nature. It is 
well known that in all our large institutions only the 
upper classmen come in any close contact with the 
full Professors, who as heads of departments occupy 
their time in other matters than educating Freshmen. 

We believe in giving our Freshmen the best we 
have, and they will be taught by men who have 
taught in or had offered them, chairs in the greatest 
universities of America. This will be a permanent 
policy at Oglethorpe. 


All students of all classes are required to take two 
hours a week of Physical Training. This is intended 
to keep the body in good condition, and is especially 
designed for the benefit of those students who do not 
take part in football, baseball, etc., but who need 
some stimulus to pay attention to their physical well 


The University maintains at all times an excellent 
infirmary, with a nurse in attendance, for the prompt 
treatment of accidents and of such cases of sickness 
as may occur. By this means prolonged and serious 
illness can often be prevented. During the recent in- 
fluenza epidemic vigorous measures were taken at 
once, with the result that, while there were a rela- 
tively small number of cases there were no fatalities. 

112 Oglethorpe University 

There is a University physician who can be secured 
on short notice when his services are needed. 

The University makes no charge to the students 
for infirmary service which includes also the attend- 
ance of the college physician in the infirmary. In 
case of special illness requiring operations or the ser- 
vices of specialists, while the University frequently 
is able to secure reduced charges for our students, yet 
we assume no responsibility beyond such services as 
our college physician and college infirmary are able 
to render. 


Examinations will be held once each term, and re- 
ports of the students' standing will be issued four 
times per year. 


Oglethorpe University has the double advantage of 
being located in the suburbs of Atlanta, so far out 
as not to be subject to the distractions of city life, yet 
so near in as to enjoy all the public utilities of a great 
city. Among these are city water, electric lights, 
city trolley line, telephone and telegraph service, and 
in addition thereto the University has its own post- 
office, express office and railway station, all known as 
Oglethorpe University, Georgia. 


Students coming to Oglethorpe University from a 
distance should remember that Oglethorpe University 
has its own station on the main line of the Southern 
Railway between Atlanta and Washington. Tickets 
may be purchased and baggage checked to Ogle- 
thorpe University, Georgia, the station being imme- 

Entrance to Administration Building. 
Over this beautiful doorway is engraved the motto of the University: 

"A Search is the Thing He Hath Taught You, 
For Height and for Depth and for Viideness." 

Oglethorpe University 113 

diately in front of the campus. Students coming to 
Atlanta over other lines may either re-check their 
baggage to the University station, or may have it 
delivered at a special rate by the Atlanta Baggage 
& Cab Company. In using the latter method mention 
should always be made of the special students' rate 
at the time the order is given. 


One of the most remarkable gatherings, even in 
this city of remarkable gatherings, was the assemb- 
ling of approximately two hundred of the represen- 
tative women of the city of Atlanta at the home of 
Mrs. Thornwell Jacobs, Saturday afternoon, Nov- 
ember 25, 1916, to organize a Woman's Board for 
Oglethorpe University. 

The purpose of the Board is to aid the University 
in every wise and efficient way, with counsel of and 
guidance by the proper authorities of the Institution. 
Already more than four hundred of the finest work- 
ers and most representative women of the city have 
offered their services and joined the organization. 
Their activities are directed toward the support and 
development of Oglethorpe in every phase of its 
growth and activities. Each of the ladies is assigned 
to the committee on which she feels best able to serve. 
These committees cover the various departments of 
the University, and among them are: Ways- and 
Means, Finance, Grounds, Press, Entertainment, 
Hospital, Music, Library, Arts, Refreshments, Trans- 
portation, and such other committees as it may seem 
wise to the Board from time to time to appoint. 

The authorities of the University welcome the for- 
mation of this organization with the greatest jo3'\ 
The mere fact that they have promised a devoted 

114 Oglethorpe University 

allegiance to the enterprise has its own genuine val- 
ue, but those who know the women of Atlanta, with 
their marvelous capacity for earnest and consecrated 
work directed by a swift and accurate intelligence, 
will realize what must be the results of the efficient 
aid which they are giving to the Institution. 

The Woman's Board has established a permanent 
endowment fund and is being incorporated under the 
laws of Georgia in preparation for handling funds 
donated or bequeathed to the University through the 
Woman's Board. 

Officers and Chairmen of the various committees 
have been unanimously chosen as follows: 

Mrs. Katherine H. Connerat, President; Mrs. Al- 
bert Thornton, First Vice-President; Mrs. Charles 
Conklin, Second Vice-Fresident ; Mrs. J. M. High, 
Third Vice-President; Mrs. J. Cheston King, Fourth 
Vice-President; Mrs. William Spear, Fifth Vice-Presi- 
dent; Mrs. I. R. Carlisle, Recording Secretary; Mrs. 
Earl D'Arcy Pearce, Corresponding Secretary; Mrs. 
John A. Burckhart, Treasurer: Mrs. J. K. Ottley, 
Chairman, Executive Committee; Mrs. Gordon Bur- 
nett, Chairman Girls Committee; Mrs. E. D. Crane, 
Chairman Membership Committee; Mrs. G. H. Bran- 
don, Chairman Decoration Committee; Mrs. J. W. 
Peacock, Chairman Players' Club Committee; Mrs. 
John M. Cooper, Chairman Music Committee; Mrs. E. 
Rivers, Chairman Grounds Committee; Mrs. J. T. 
Williams, Chairman Hospital Committee; Mrs. H. G. 
Carnes, Chairman Publicity Committee: Mrs. J. H. 
Porter, Chairman Library Committee; Mrs. William 
Oldknow, Chairman Automobiles Committee; Mrs. 
Thornwe]! Jacobs, Chairman of Detail; Mrs. C. A. 
Whittle, Chairman Athletics; Mrs. A. P. Treadwell, 

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Chairman of Emergencies; Mrs. C. K. Ayer, Chair- 
man Scholarship Committee; Mrs. A. L. Milligan, 
Chairman Commencement Day; Mrs. H. M. Nichols, 
Chairman Scrap-book; Mrs. Thomas Brumby, Chair- 
man Marietta group; Mrs. Jones Yow, Chairman 
Norcross Club. 

Advisory Board: Mrs. George W. Brine, Chair- 
man; Mrs. Haynes McFadden, First Vice-Chairman ; 
Mrs. B. K. Boyd, Second Vice-Chairman ; Mrs. H. G. 
Carnes, Mrs. E. P. McBurney, Mrs. Lee Ashcraft. 
Mrs. E. H. Phillips. 

Honorary Presidents: Mrs. Thornwell Jacobs, 
Mrs. J. T. Lupton, Mrs. Harry P. Hermance, Mrs. 
James R. Gray, Mrs. Sam Inman. 

Through the liberality of a friend, whose name is 
withheld by request, a fine driveway has been con- 
structed from the University to Peachtree Road; it 
is called "The Maud Jacobs Driveway," in honor of 
the first President of the Woman's Board. 


May 21, 1925. 
Class Salutatory — Mitchell C. Bishop. 
Class Valedictory — James B. Partridge. 
Commencement Address — Mr. Charles E. Mitchell, Presi- 
dent of the National City Bank, of New York City. 


Doctor of Science — Mr. Willard N. Holmes. 
Doctor of Laws — Mr. Charles E. Mitchell. 


Oglethorpe University 

Bachelor of Arts in Classics 

Weyman Hamilton Tucker 
Bachelor of Arts in Literature and Journalism 

Marcellus Edwin Ford, Jr. 
William Cosby Morrow, Jr. 
John King Ottley, Jr. 

Ralph Franklin Quarles 
Eva McKee West 
Samuel Maverick Weyman 

Bachelor of Arts in Science 

Alfred Newton Adams 
Evelyn Elizabeth Bentley 
Mitchell Charles Bishop 

Thomas Lee Camp 
Gibson Kelly Cornwell 
William Robert Durham 

Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, 
Commerce and Finance 

Everett Bagwell 
Samuel Preston Boozer 
Milledge Hendrix Brower 
Peyton Skipwith Coles 
Wendell Whipple Crowe 
Charles Elliott Ferguson 
Henry Melvin Hope 
John Ross Kemp 
Grace Evelyn Mason 

Hugh Dorsey McMurry 
Abram Orovitz 
James Bugg Partridge 
Benjamin Franklin Pickett, Ji 
William Thomas Porter 
James Marion Stafford, Jr. 
Erie Houston Waldrop, Jr. 
Howard Frank Whitehead 
James Paul Wilkes 

William Leonard Willis 
Bachelor of Arts in Education 

Thomas Lee Aaron 
John Wesley Agee 
Minton Venner Braddy 
Miller Augustus Hamrick 

Archie Thompson McWhorter 
Theodore Virgil Morrison 
Samuel Burney Pollock 
Rebie Aurora Spears 


Master of Arts in Spanish 

Herbert Chapman 

Master of Arts in French 
Paul Douglas West 

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Doctor of Laws — Hon. Woodrow Wilson. 
Doctor of Divinity — Rev. C. I. Stacy, Rev. Henry D. Phillips, 
Rev. Clarence W. Rouse. 


Doctor of Literature — Corra May Harris. 
Doctor of Civil Engineering — Thomas J. Smull. 
Doctor of Laws — Thomas F. Gailor, J. T. Lupton. 


Doctor of Divinity — Rev. Chas. A. Campbell. 
Doctor of Pedagogy — Miss Nannette Hopkins. 
Doctor of Laws — Dr. Michael Hope, Rev. J. W. Bachman. 


Doctor of Pedagogy — W. A. Sutton, B. P. Gillard. 
Doctor of Commercial Science — Joel Hunter. 
Doctor of Music — Charles A. Sheldon, Jr. 
Doctor of Laws — N. P. Pratt, Rev. Geo. L. Petrie. 


Doctor of Pedagogy — Carlton B. Gibson. 
Doctor of Science — Harold R. Berry. 
Doctor of Literature — Mary Brent Whiteside. 
Doctor of Laws — Gutzon Borglum, John G. Bowman. 


Doctor of Science — Willard Newton Holmes. 
Doctor of Laws — Charles Edwin Mitchell. 


Bachelor of Arts in the Classics 

Newton Thomas Anderson, Jr. Samuel Herbert Gilkeson 
Henry Mason Bonney, Jr. Martin Augustine Maddox 
Warren Calvin Maddox 

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Bachelor of Arts in Literature and Journalism 

John Hedges Goff Duncan Campbell McNeil, Jr. 

Sidney Holderness, Jr. Thomas Powell Moye 

Robert Allen Moore James Render Terrell, Jr. 

Charles Speer Tidwell 

Bachelor of Arts in Science 

William Johnson Boswell William Carlisle Johnson 

William Rhodes Carlisle Israel Lefkoff 

Nathan Meredith DeJarnette Claudius Chandler Mason 

Marion Adolph Gaertner Neill Smith McLeod 

Solomon Isaac Golden Morton Turnbull Nicholes 

Edward Carroll James, Jr. Robert Gilliland Nicholes 
Lucas Newton Turk 

Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, Com- 
merce and Finance 

Albus Durham Joseph Rogers Murphy 

Joseph Porter Wilson 

Graduate Degrees 
Master of Arts 

Cheston W. Darrow Sidney Holderness, Jr. 

John Hedges Goff Benjamin Franklin Register 


Bachelor of Arts in the Classics 

Dwight Barb Johnson 

Bachelor of Arts in Literature and Journalism 

Ernest Everett Moore Harold Calhoun Trimble 

Bachelor of Arts in Science 

Sylvester Cain, Jr. Malcolm Mosteller 

Marquis Fielding Calmes Carl Ivan Pirkle 

Israel Herbert Wender 

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Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, Com- 
merce and Finance 

William Roy Conine Thomas Edward Morgan 

Francis Yentzer Fife Joel Hamilton Price 

Lucien Wellborn Hope Preston Bander Seanor, A. B. 

Lester McCorkle McClung Justin Jesse Trimble 
Justus Thomas Trimble 

Bachelor of Arts in Education 

America Woodberry 

Graduate Degrees 
Master of Arts in Literature and Journalism 

Thomas Powell Moye, A. B. 
Master of Arts in Science 
Edward Carroll James, A. B. Lucas Newton Turk, A. B. 

Bachelor of Arts in Literature and Journalism 

Richard Harold Armstrong James Hanun Burns 
Bennetta McKinnon Parker Hurlburt Cahoon 

Martha Shover 

Bachelor of Arts in Science 

William Charles Hilihouse, Jr. Elise Caroline Shover 
Ferdinand Martinez Walton Bunyan Sinclair 

Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, Com- 
merce and Finance 

William Lee Nunn Ted Logine Staton 

Julius Jackson Price, Jr. Charles Horace Stewart, Jr. 

Clifford Sims William Earl Wood 

Bachelor of Arts in Education 

Daniel Moore Hayes, Jr. John Randolph Smith 

Frank Knight Sims Edith Lyle Swinney 

James Edward Waldrop 

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Bachelor of Arts in the Classics 

James Earle Johnson 

Bachelor of Arts in Literature and Journalism 

Royall Cooke Frazier Edgar Watkins, Jr. 

Bert Leslie Hammack Louise Elizabeth McCammon 

Sidney Edwin Ives, III 

Bachelor of Arts in Science 

Murray Marcus Copeland Charles Frederick Laurence 

John Lesh Jacobs 

Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, Com- 
merce and Finance 

Nelson Burton James Osgood Hightower, III 

Oer McClintic Cobb Joel Buford Kersey 

William Conn Forsee George Ernest Talley 

Bachelor of Arts in Education 

William Adolph Aleck Jane Leone Tribble 

William Penn Selman John Arthur Varnedoe, Jr. 

Graduate Degree 

Master of Arts in Commerce 

Robert King White, A. B. 

Bachelor of Arts in Literature and Journalism 

Margaret Elizabeth Ashley Mattie White Kellam 

Elizabeth Hawes Broughton Lucy Carlisle Pairo 

James David Chesnut Virginia Allen Pairo 

Gladys Fields Crisler Lawrence Gordon Pfefforkora 

Dorothy Elizabeth Foster Robert Gillimer Pfefferkorn 

Christine Gore Ralph Adair Sinclair 

James Varnedoe Hall Henry Quigg Tucker 

Oglethorpe University 


Bachelor of Arts in Science 

Nelle J. Gaertner John Carlton Ivey 

Paul Courtney Gaertner Otis Mahlon Jackson 

James Henry Hamilton Ralph Augustus Martin 

Harry Eugene Teasley 

Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, Com- 
merce and Finance 

Thomas Arnold Bartenfeld 
Fred Malone Boswell 
Robert Ogden Brown 
Herbert Alexander Bryant 
Candler Campbell 
Walter Hugh Cox 
Edgar George David 
John Brown Frazier 
Walter Fred Gordy 

Aaron Monroe Hollingsworth, 
Thomas Brewer Hubbard 
William Dougherty Mallicoat 
Luther Thomas Mann 
James Meriwether McMekin 
John Tolliver Morris 
Coke Wisdom O'Neal 
Finch Thomas Scruggs 
Alfred George Smith 

Raymond Weathers Stephens 

Bachelor of Arts in Education 

Oscar Augustus Lunsford 

Graduate Degrees 

Master of Arts in Literature 

John Word West, A. B. 

Master of Arts in Education 

Mark Burrows, A. B. 

Master of Arts in German 

William Louis Roney, A. B. 

We will be pleased to send any prospective student, 
without charge, a beautiful booklet of views, illustrat- 
ing life at the University, picturing the public and 
private rooms with athletic and campus surroundings. 

122 Oglethorpe University 

A copy of our first annual, also full of interesting 
matter, illustrating university life, will be loaned to 
prospective students for their examination upon ap- 

A postal card addressed to the President will bring 
a copy of this literature to you by return mail. 
For further information address 

Oglethorpe University, Ga. 


The proper form for use in making a bequest to 
Oglethorpe University is as follows: 

"I hereby give and bequeath to Oglethorpe 

University, a corporation of DeKalb County, 

Georgia, $ 


If you desire to leave property, in addition to, or 
instead of, money, describe the property carefully 
under the advice of your lawyer. Time and chance 
work their will upon us all. Now is the hour to at- 
tend to this matter. Do now for your university 
what you would have done. 

Oglethorpe University 


Summer Term, 1025 

Allison, Marvin Augustus 
Banister, Emil Harry 
Brannon, William Weldon 
Brantley, Edward Lee 
Buchanan, Thad Marion 
Chappell, Amey 
Cornwell, Gibson Kelly 
Cronic, William Walton 
Elder, Leila 
Ficquett, Ernest Lee 
Holland, Ernest R., Jr. 
Hoover, Hoyt R. 
Jackson, J. Lamar 
Lyon, Harry Clifford 

Maddox, Warren Calvin 
McDaniel, Dixie Merrell 
Morris, Walter Lee 
Murphy, George Arthur 
O'Kelley, George Harrison 
Perkins, William Crossby 
Pursley, Banks 
Seki, Suekichi 
Sisk, Leon Jackson 
Stribling, Nancy Lynne 
Stevenson, C. E. 
Troth, Susan Anise 
Tucker, Weyman Hamilton 
Webster, J. R. 

Williams, William Horton 

SESSION OF 1925-26 

Adams, Carolyne Willis Georgia 

Adelson, Maurice Bernard Mississippi 

Allen, Alton Georgia 

Anderson, Charles Wesley Georgia 

Anderson Jeff Turner Georgia 

Anderson, Marion Brown Georgia 

Andrews, Odell Georgia 

Apfelbaum, Lucile Georgia 

Armstrong, John William, Jr Georgia 

Armstrong, Robbins Parks Georgia 

Aycoek, Charles Bartlett Georgia 

Bagwell, J. C Georgia 

B aker, W. H Georgia 

Banister, Emil Harry Georgia 

Banks, Mary Ann Georgia 

Barber, Charles Hardy Georgia 

Bass, Floyd Edward Georgia 

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Baxter, John David Georgia 

Bean, James Lewis Georgia 

Bell, John Columbus Georgia 

Beuchler, Charles Henry, Jr Georgia 

Bishop, B. Cliff Georgia 

Bishop, E. Dorothy Georgia 

Black, David Gould Georgia 

Blackwell, E. S. Florida 

Boehm, Marion Lina Georgia 

Bogle, Mary Elliott Georgia 

Boone, Leroy Jordan Georgia 

Boswell, Brantley Jewett Georgia 

Bosworth, Katherine Evelyn Georgia 

Bowman, Fay Houghton Georgia 

Boyer, Forrest S. Georgia 

Brannon, William Weldon Georgia 

Brantley, Edward Lee Georgia 

Brinson, John Ransone Georgia 

Broadhurst, William Gibson, Jr Georgia 

Brown, J. P South Carolina 

Brown, Violet Antoinette Georgia 

Browning, Mary Winnifred Georgia 

Bryson, Hilery Kleberry North Carolina 

Buchanan, Hugh F. Georgia 

Buchanan, Thad Marion Georgia 

Buice, William Poole Georgia 

Burton, William Henry, Jr. Alabama 

Bush, William Henry Tennessee 

Busha, Mary Emily Georgia 

Caldwell, James Lee Georgia 

Caldwell, James Reid Tennessee 

Calhoun, James Tregg Georgia 

Campbell, Everett Maurice Georgia 

Campbell, Kenneth A., Jr. Georgia 

Carlton, Frank A. Maine 

Carroll, Robert Clayton West Virginia 

Oglethorpe University 125 

Carter, Sam Taylor Florida 

Cassill, Robert A. Georgia 

Chappell, Amey Georgia 

Cherry, Max R. Georgia 

Chesnut, John Harvey Georgia 

Chesnut, Robert C. Georgia 

Chestnutt, William Franklin Georgia 

Clarke, Angello Maria Georgia 

Clarke, Peter F., Jr. Georgia 

Clement, Haywood Monk North Carolina 

Clifton, Arthur Lester Arkansas 

Conklin, Daniel Edwards Georgia 

Connally, Silas Newton Georgia 

Cooper, Mrs. Esther Georgia 

Cooper, Floyd Childs, Jr. Georgia 

Cooper, Henry Linton Georgia 

Corless, Charles Warren, Jr. Georgia 

Corless, Eva Redden Georgia 

Cousins, I. W. Georgia 

Crabb, James Edwin Georgia 

Crockett, James Cuthbert, Jr. Georgia 

Crouch, John Will Georgia 

Dancy, La Fon Georgia 

Daniel, Walter Eugene Georgia 

Daniell, Martin Lofton Georgia 

Davidson, Edwin Winslow Georgia 

Davis, Shala Wofford Georgia 

Deal, W. J. Strickland Georgia 

Dekle, Bernard Samuel Georgia 

Dekle, Joseph B. Georgia 

Dempsey, Ralph Longino Georgia 

Dendy, James Latimer Georgia 

Denmark, Gordon James Georgia 

Donaldson, Jasper Newton Georgia 

Doyal, Thelma Elizabeth Georgia 

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Drake, Leonard Chapman Georgia 

Dunn, Cecil Harold Georgia 

Durham, Samuel Adams Colorado 

Eichberg, Josephine Theo Georgia 

Edge, Hoyt Georgia 

Elder, Leila Georgia 

Evans, William Stephens Georgia 

Everett, Frank Chappell Georgia 

Feagin, Nettie Simpson Georgia 

Ficquett, Ernest Lee Georgia 

Finclley, Guy Washington Georgia 

Fine, Joseph Julius Georgia 

Fisch, Joseph Carl Georgia 

Fligg, Jack Carlyle Georgia 

Freeman, Lawrence Conrad Georgia 

Furse, Harriet Eudora Georgia 

Garlington, Edward Allen Georgia 

Garner, Grace Richards Georgia 

Garner, Mildred Frances Georgia 

Gatewood, Hal Georgia 

Gay, Earl Carlton Texas 

Gillman, Louis Georgia 

Ginn, Christopher Lovelace Georgia 

Glass, Ila Dudley Georgia 

Goldsmith, John Fitten Georgia 

Gordy, John Franklin Georgia 

Gould, Fred Stewart Georgia 

Grady, Mary Margaret Georgia 

Gramling, Homer Thomas Florida 

Grimes, Robert Howell Georgia 

Grimes, Albert McBride Georgia 

Gunter, Mary X. Georgia 

Guthrie, Betty Georgia 

Guthrie, Ma j or Georgia 

Hancock, Roy Williams Florida 

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Hanks, William Laurence Florida 

Hansard, James Peyton Georgia 

Hardin, George William Georgia 

Hart, Paul Homer Georgia 

Hatcher, Mildred Georgia 

Havis, Julian Stephen Georgia 

Heath, Ralph Talmadge Georgia 

Herring, Albert Dozier Georgia 

Hill, Eaton Bass Georgia 

Hill, Franklin Chapman Georgia 

Hobgood, Lewis Martin, Jr. Georgia 

Holland, Willis Georgia 

Holleman, Ralph Milton Georgia 

Hollingsworth, Evelyn Pearce Georgia 

Holloway, George Augustus Georgia 

Holmes, Alexander Maynard Georgia 

Holmes, James Edward Georgia 

Hope, Elizabeth Catherine Georgia 

Horton, Dorothy Beatrice Georgia 

Horton, D wight Florida 

Hubert, Sara Mae Georgia 

Hughie, Melvin Burdette Georgia 

Humphries. William Franklin Georgia 

Hunnicutt, Theodosia Georgia 

Huss. William Wiseman North Carolina 

Kutson, Joseph Freeman Florida 

Irwin, Robert Beverly Georgia 

Ivey, Zaidee Elizabeth Georgia 

Jackson, J. Lamar Georgia 

Jarrard, Lamar Workman Georgia 

Johnson, Ralph Webster Florida 

Jones, Wiiiiam Marshall Georgia 

Jordan, Holmes DuPree Georgia 

Josel, Florence Esther Georgia 

Joselove, Florence Georgia 

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Judd, Thomas Murphy North Carolina 

Justus, Henry Dewey Georgia 

Kaylor, Steve G. Georgia 

Kellner, Abe Hugh Mississippi 

Kellogg, Hale Hubbard Georgia 

Kent, Winford H. Georgia 

Kilgore, Robert Loring .West Virginia 

King, Raymond Henry Georgia 

Kirbo, Joseph Harmon Georgia 

Kirkland, John Duke Georgia 

Koonce, Katherine Lewise Georgia 

Kramer, Frank Lloyd Louisiana 

Laird, Edmund Cody Georgia 

Landen, Paul Echols Georgia 

Lawson, Howard Georgia 

Lee, John Bernard Georgia 

Lee, Robert Edward Georgia 

Lee, Roy Moncrief Georgia 

Lee, William Atkinson Georgia 

Legg, Ruby Aurora (deceased) Georgia 

Leoffler, William Jackson Missouri 

Lester, James Daniel Georgia 

Libby, Harriet Estelle Maine 

Libby, Herbert Morton Maine 

Lindsay, Lamar Howard Georgia 

Lindsay, Tyler Bruce Georgia 

Lindsey, James Eugene Georgia 

Long, George Duncan Georgia 

Lowden, Harry Oliver, Jr. Georgia 

Lundy, Thomas Franklin, Jr. Georgia 

Lyon, Harry Clifford Georgia 

Mackey, Pete Twitty South Carolina 

MacLaughlin, Alexander H. Georgia 

Madden, Louise Georgia 

Madden, Paul Georgia 

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Mahan, Ralph Alton Georgia 

Malsby, Julius Camp, Jr. Georgia 

Manley, William Davis Georgia 

Mann, Marion Edmond Georgia 

Mann, Otis Earl Georgia 

Markert, Karl Georgia 

Martin, Nelle Georgia 

Massey, John Edward Georgia 

Maurer, Adrian Harold Ohio 

Mayor, Marion Randolph Louisiana 

Morris, Walter Lee Georgia 

Morrow, Augustus Ralph Georgia 

Moore, William Andrew Georgia 

Moseley, Lewis Georgia 

Miles, Edward Oscar, Jr. Georgia 

Minhinnett, Harry Curtis Georgia 

McAllister, John Turner Georgia 

McCoy, Olin Terry Georgia 

McCrary, Lewis Lester Georgia 

McDaniel, Dixie Merrell Georgia 

McDaniel, Thomas M. Georgia 

McKissick, Rutherford B. Georgia 

McMillan, George Moffat Georgia 

McNeely, Thomas Brant Georgia 

McWhorter, Floyd Hamilton Georgia 

Murphy, George Arthur : Georgia 

Myers, Harry Walthall Kentucky 

Nation, Julius Pete Alabama 

Neveleff, Mrs. Jack —.Georgia 

Newton, Seaborn Georgia 

Nichols, Mary Belle Georgia 

Nix, Keels Maxwell South Carolina 

Nix, Marvin Alexander Georgia 

Noel, Nellie Kate Georgia 

North, Lucille Georgia 

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O'Kelley, George Harrison Georgia 

O'Kelley, James Liggon Georgia 

O'Kelley, Lucy Virginia Georgia 

Page, Charles Durant Georgia 

Parish, Helen Rand Georgia 

Parish, Olive Slade Georgia 

Parrish, Henry Clay Georgia 

Patterson, Elizabeth Ruth Georgia 

Pearl, Bernard Aaron Mississippi 

Perkerson, William Hewlett Georgia 

Perkins, William Crossby Georgia 

Pettit, Sam Luke Georgia 

Pfefferkorn, Stanley Gotthold Georgia 

Phillips, George Herbert, Jr. Georgia 

Pittard, Charles G. Georgia 

Popham, Frederick Joseph Florida 

Power, Robert John Georgia 

Prater, Elsie Louise Georgia 

Price, Mary Lee Georgia 

Pursley, Samuel Eubanks Georgia 

Quinlen, William Lawrence, Jr. Georgia 

Ransone, Elizabeth Louise Georgia 

Redding, Anderson Westmoreland Georgia 

Redfearn, Alton Robert Georgia 

Reynolds, Madge Georgia 

Riley, Sara Elizabeth Georgia 

Rivers, Luther Marvin Georgia 

Roper, Harry Hunter Georgia 

Sams, James Donald Georgia 

Schiltz, Douglas D. North Carolina 

Shands, William A. South Carolina 

Shaw, John Robert Georgia 

Shepherd, Earl Lenward Georgia 

Shepherd, Robert Whitfield Georgia 

Sheridan, Ernest Lee, Jr. Georgia 

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Shockley, Harold H. Georgia 

Shouse, John Robert Georgia 

Shuler, Alexander Harvey Georgia 

Silverman, Evelyn Cecilia Georgia 

Simmons, Sam Swartz Mississippi 

Sims, James Georgia 

Sims, Lowry Arnold Georgia 

Sisk, Leon Jackson Georgia 

Slater, Wilmer Thaddeus Georgia 

Slayton, Robert Gifford Georgia 

Smith, Howard Lankester Georgia 

Smith, Lafayette Carl Georgia 

Smith, Mary Louise Georgia 

Smith, Milton Morton Georgia 

Smith, Noody Egbert Georgia 

Spencer, Henry Irvine Georgia 

Spiker, William Sterling Georgia 

Springs, Adam Alexander II North Carolina 

Stacy, Thomas J. Arkansas 

Statham, Ben Fred Georgia 

Steele, Wyatt Calvin, Jr. North Carolina 

Stegall, Mary Elizabeth Georgia 

Stewart, Fred Sims Georgia 

Stewart, George Clarence Georgia 

Stitt, Yeola Brown Georgia 

Stow, Cammie Lee .Georgia 

Stribling, Betty I. Georgia 

Stringer, Charles Cecil Georgia 

Sutton, Johnson Warde Georgia 

Swope, Sidney Macum Florida 

Taggart, John Lewis Georgia 

Taliaferro, Clarke Georgia 

Tanksley, John Edward, Jr. Georgia 

Taylor, Willie Albert Georgia 

Terrell, Royal D. Georgia 

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Thomas, James Lee Georgia 

Thompson, Erskine Georgia 

Thompson, Hayward Martin Georgia 

Thompson, Sarah lone Georgia 

Thornton, Austell Georgia 

Thornton, Henry J. _, Georgia 

Thrash, Robert Brown Georgia 

Todd, Ray Upshaw Georgia 

Townley, James Richard Georgia 

Traer, Wayne Sterling Georgia 

Troth, Susan Anise Georgia 

Turner, David Howard Georgia 

Tye, William Wilson Georgia 

Tyler, Mrs. Mary Leila F. Georgia 

Underwood, William Fleming Georgia 

Vaughn, Lindsey Columbus South Carolina 

Wall, Jesse Harl Georgia 

Wallace, Howard T. Pennsylvania 

Walsh, Thomas Edward Georgia 

Walton, Holt Elihu Georgia 

Ward, Charles Crisp Georgia 

Warters, Thomas, Jr. Georgia 

Watkins, James H. Georgia 

Watkins, Joseph Hood Georgia 

Watkins, Mary Elizabeth Georgia 

Wellborn, John Richard, Jr. Georgia 

Wells, Clarence Florida 

Wells, Thompson McConnahaye Georgia 

Werner, Elizabeth Cowles Georgia 

Wesley, Riggs Missouri 

Whitaker, John Wesley, Jr. Georgia 

White, Charles Clifton Georgia 

White, 0. E. T Georgia 

Whitehead, William Paul Georgia 

Whitesell, Henry Clayton Florida 

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Whitfield, Charles W. Georgia 

Wiggins, Ruben Emmette Georgia 

Williams, William Horton Georgia 

Williamson, William Benton Georgia 

Willis, Charles Clarke, Jr. Georgia 

Wills, Annie Bell Georgia 

Wilson, Arthur McD. Ill Georgia 

Wilson, Donald Winfred, Jr. Georgia 

Wilson, Harry Maurice, Jr. Florida 

Wimbish, Shaffer Burke Alabama 

Wingo, Nelson Orand Georgia 

Wood, Louis Moody Georgia 

Woodberry, Stratford Gilman Georgia 

Woolf, Winfield Pinson Georgia 

Worley, Frederick Ansel South Carolina 

Wray, Edwina Mary Georgia 

Wright, Luther David Georgia 

Young, Calhoun Hunter South Carolina 

York, Alfonso Alfred North Carolina 

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Astronomy 56 

Athletics 92, 101 

Bachelor of Arts in Classics 38 

Bachelor of Arts in Commerce 42 

Bachelor of Arts in Education 43 

Bachelor of Arts in Literature 40 

Bachelor of Arts in Science 39 

Bequest, Form of 122 

Bible and Philosophy 57 

Biology 58 

Board 98 

Business Administration 42, 77 

Calendar 7 

Chemistry 60 

Clock and Chimes 21 

Coat-of-Arms 104 

Commencement 115 

Commerce 42, 77 

Conditions, Removal of 35 

Degrees 37-44 

Directions to New Students 112 

Education, Department of 43, 91 

English 62 

Entrance Requirements 33 

Examinations 112 

Exceptional Opportunities 111 

Expenses 98-100 

Faculty and Officers 22-29 

Faculty Committees 29 

Fees 98-100 

Founders 9 

By States 11 

Officers 11 

Executive Committee 16 

Oglethorpe University 135 

Founders' Book ....... 21 

French 64 

German 66 

Graduate School 53 

Greek 67 

Hermance Field 101 

Historical Sketch 17 

History 69 

Honorary Degrees 105 

Honors Course 44 

Infirmary 111 

Italian ......71 

Latin r 72 

Libraries 103 

Library Course 64 

Loan Fund 101 

Mathematics 74 

Mythology and Etymology 69 

Oglethorpe University 

Architectural Beauty 20 

Exceptional Opportunities of First Years 111 

Idea 106 

Moral and Religious Atmosphere 103 

Prayer 5 

Purpose and Scope 31 

Resurrection 19 

Silent Faculty 107 

Site . 106 

Spiritual and Intellectual Ideals 20 

Opening 19 

Pedagogy (See Education) 43, 91 

Physical Training 92, 101 

Physics 74 

Pre-Dental Course 55 

Pre-Legal Course 55 

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Pre-Professional Work 54 

President's Course — 56 

Professional Schools 54 

Psychology 58, 91 

Reports „ 112 

School of Business Adminstration 42, 77 

School of Education 43, 91 

School of Liberal Arts 38 

School of Literature and Journalism 40, 62 

School of Physical Culture 92 

School of Science 39 

Self Help 101 

Silent Faculty at Oglethorpe 107 

Social Sciences 69 

Sociology 71 

Spanish 75 

Special Students 35 

Special Religious Exercises 103 

Student Activities .'„ 29 

University Store 102 

Woman's Board 113 





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should fill out and mail to the President the following 

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I last attended School (or Col- 
lege), from which I received an honorable dismissal. I am 

prepared to enter the Class in 

Oglethorpe University. 

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Oglethorpe University, 
Oglethorpe University, Georgia, 

It is my intention to enter Oglethorpe University next 

Term and I hereby wish to make application for 

the reservation of room No. on the _'___floor of 

the Bu ilding. 

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