Oberlin; Its Origin, Progress And Results. An Address, Prepared For The Alumni Of Oberlin College…

Paperback | February 3, 2012

byJames H. Fairchild

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1860. Excerpt: ... the Grand River Institute, and the Elyria High School. The catalogue for this year announces that "nearly all the young ladies, and a majority of the young gentlemen, have paid their board by their manual labor." Three hours' daily labor was still required. The Institution was too poor to publish a catalogue in 1837. The catalogue of 1838 says: "At present no pledge can be given that the Institute will furnish labor to all the students; but hitherto nearly all have been able to obtain employment from either the Institute or Colonists. It is thought that the same facilities for available labor will be continued." Of course when the ability to furnish labor failed, the requirement to labor passed into a recommedation. From that day to this, the Institution has held out no pledge to furnish labor, and of course the requirement has never been revived. The present announcement on the subject of manual labor is as follows: "The Institution does not pledge itself to furnish labor for the students; but arrangements have been made with those who lease the lands of the college, to furnish employment to a certain extent. The college also gives employment to a few around the buildings. Diligent and faithful young men can usually obtain sufficient employment from the inhabitants of the village, every facility being afforded by the college to give students an opportunity of laboring. Many, by daily labor, have been able to pay their board. Others have not been able to do this, while others still have paid their board, washing and room-rent." This is certainly a letting down from the first announcement. The manual labor system could not stand here upon the plan first adopted. Some of the difficulties were inherent in the plan itself, and some perhaps in our particular s...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1860. Excerpt: ... the Grand River Institute, and the Elyria High School. The catalogue for this year announces that "nearly all the young ladies...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:28 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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