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taken of it; the same was done if one had made any new departure in
his courses of instruction or assumed any new activity, such as
director of the glee club, had become a member of any learned society
or been honored by one, or received an honorary or earned degree
from a university or college, had published articles or books or
delivered an address, or made any other contribution to human
welfare-all was told in the Bulletin.
In the "Record" was an account of the more important events in the
life and work of the College-commencements and Anniversaries and
Society Day exercises in some detail, debates with other institutions,
oratorical contests of students, donations, bequests, new buildings and
other constructions, improvements in the Library or other services of
the College, new policies of the Board of Trustees, so that friends far
and near might know what progress the College was making.
In the department devoted to the Alumni a record was made of their
more important activities, so far as ascertained, and at times,
especially if any had died, brief sketches of their lives and services.
The "Announcements" were usually brief statements for those who
were interested, such as dates of coming events.
The publication of the Bulletin (new series), as was said above was
begun by President Poteat in his first year in office, and continued
under his editorship through twenty-two volumes, 1906 to 1927, that
is, through the period when he was president of the College, after
which the character of the publication was changed, and only the
catalogue number and the annual Summer School number (which had
been published since the establishment of the Summer School in
1921) have been published.
The twenty-two volumes of the Bulletin of Wake Forest College,
New Series, are and will continue to be an invaluable treasury of
information concerning the College-its administration, its faculty, its
students, its progress, its alumni, during the years of Poteat's
presidency. There is nothing corresponding to it for any other period
of the existence of the College. It is a monument to the industry, care,
editorial ability and intellect