Catalog of Abilene Christian College, 1922-1923 Page: 17
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SESSION~~~~~~~~~ OF 1922 17
Abilene Christian College opened its doors for the first time
in September, 1906. Its opening was rather unpretentious; but its
purposes and ideals were not mean. Under the presidency of A.
B. Barrett, about twenty-five students were enrolled during this
session. From this time its growth was slow but constant, impeded
somewhat by abnormal economic conditions and other
unavoidable misfortunes. The present president accepted his
office in the summer of 1912, and as a result of a determined
campaign the enrollment was more than quadrupled during the
following session. Since then the institution has constantly and
rapidly advanced in material equipment, in enrollment, in size
and scholarship of faculty, and in scope of curriculum. As a
junior college it enjoyed the highest rating accorded colleges
of its class and its natural growth led inevitably into a full college.
The management is determined to maintain the same high
THE LOCATION IS IDEAL.
Abilene, the county seat of Taylor county and a wide-awake,
rapidly growing city of more than ten thousand people, is situated
near the geographical center of Texas (see the cut below) and in
THE BEST THIN IN TEXAS
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ABILENE THE CENTRAL CITY
the heart of a fine agricultural, stock raising and industrial belt.
It is the largest and most important trade center not only in
SESSION OF 1922-'23
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Abilene Christian College. Catalog of Abilene Christian College, 1922-1923, book, June 1922; Abilene, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth45932/m1/19/: accessed February 24, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Abilene Christian University Library.