Catalog of Abilene Christian College, 1920-1921 Page: 19
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This is a plain one-story frame structure with twenty rooms, eleven
by sixteen feet, and a hall full length. Every room will be made comfortable
and sanitary. It will be used only until the new brick building
for men can be completed, which we hope to be not later than
November 1, 1920.
Men's Bath House
This is a brick and concrete building. It is equipped with good
shower bath and toilet fixtures.
Three Frame Cottages
On our campus there are three good frame cottages that will be
used in caring for students while new buildings are being provided.
The Library contains more than five thousand carefully selected
volumes. These books are carefully indexed so that students do not
lose time and effort in finding the best books on the subjects, nor in
reading inferior or out-of-date treatises. A card-index shows what
authors are represented on the book shelves, what subjects are treated,
how many pages in each book, and the date of publication. Neither
time nor effort has been spared in selecting books nor in making card
indexes. Mbre than fifty of the best periodicals touching the various
fields of study are on the shelves of the reading room.
During the year an athletic park of three and one-half acres was
purchased by the students and faculty. Recently the trustees closed
a deal for one of the prettiest brick residences in the city on a block of
five acres of ground. Adjoining this plot lies a block of thirty acres
which has just been bought by the trustees. This gives us in all a
campus of more than forty acres.
Training School Building
During the summer there is being built a model training school
building of three or four rooms. In this the training school of the
Department of Education will be conducted. The building will be
strictly modern in every respect.
A COLLEGE WITH A SOUL
Our students are not parts of a machine. They are, each one, individual
human beings different from all others, studied, understood
and sympathized with as such. Our teachers are not stilted, selfrighteous,
professionals, dropped down from above. They are men
and women, grown up from boys and girls-flesh and blood folk-with
hearts and souls and human sympathy. Our boys and girls can get
to them, any of them, at any time when they need help or think they
OUR STUDENTS AS TEACHERS
Our students have made such a record as teachers, not alone for
efficiency in the school room, but for general conduct and usefulness
SESSION OF 19 920-'21
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Abilene Christian College. Catalog of Abilene Christian College, 1920-1921, book, June 1920; Abilene, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth45935/m1/21/: accessed July 27, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Abilene Christian University Library.