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.QDELPHI ACADED4 Y. 51
plied with the most useful works of reference, encyclopaedias,
dictionaries and atlases. The reading tables are well stocked with
the best papers and magazines for the use of the members of the
Academy. The librarian is in constant attendance, and there is a
complete card catalog. Both library and reading room are at the
service of the students in all the departments 'of the Academy.
During the year the library has received considerable accessions
through tl1e gifts of Dr. Henry Zick, and of Mrs. Goodnow, in
memory of her son, Clarence D, Goodnow, of the class of '94,
Among the principal periodicals on file in the reading room are
The American Agriculturist, Anthony's Photographic Bulletin, Popu-
lar Astronomy, The Atlantic Monthly, The Book Buyer, The Century
Magazine, Child Garden, The Congressional Record, The Contemporary
Review, The Cosmopolitan, Education, The Educational Review, The
Fortnightly Review, The Forum, The Geographical Journal, Harpers
Magazine, Harper's Weekly, Harvard Graduates' Magazine, The Illus-
trated London News, The Journal of Education, The Kindergarten
Magazine, Kindergarten News, The Magazine of Art, The Nineteenth
Century, Outing, The Popular Science Monthly, Power, The Review of
Reviews, The School Bulletin, The School Review, Science, The Scien-
tific American and Supplement, Scribner's Magazine, The Yale Review,
The Youth's Companion.
HI. The Gymnasium and Playing:Field.-The gymnasium is
in charge of a Director who is a physician., and of a lady assistant
who is especially charged with the conduct of the girls' classes. The
calisthenium is a spacious room provided with a piano and with the
usual equipment of wands, clubs and bells. The remaining space,
besides dressing-rooms, bath-room and offices, contains two large
rooms well supplied with all modern apparatus. In these rooms are
found a hand-ball court and basket-ball field, chest weights, back and
loin attachments, intercostal machines, traveling parallels and a
quarter circle, a set of Swedish apparatus and of climbing apparatusg
twelve-pound shots and hammers, with vaulting apparatusg a full
equipment for anthropometric work, and all the best appliances for
gymnastic exercises, including rings, bars, horses, parallels, ladders,
mattresses and trapeze.
The playing Held, which is now in the possession of the Acad-
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50 ADELPHI A CADEDI Y.
Miss Nellie Sawyer, figure and landscape painterg contributor also to the
leading exhibitions. She devotes some of her time to teaching.
Orrin W. Simons, drauglitsman and illustrator. He had charge of Art
Department in the New York World, and is at present in charge of
the Art Department of the Brooklyn Dczikv Eagle.
Miss Gussie Sittig, illustrator and painter. She exhibits also at the leading
Mrs.'Douglass Stearns, figure and flower painter. She is a member of
the Brooklyn Art Club, and is an exhibitor at the leading exhibitions.
Frank Wellingtor, ranking now among the best wood engravers in the
United States, showing considerable ability as an illustrator and water
color painter. -
EQUIPMENT OF THE ADELPHI ACADEMY.
. I, The Buildings.-The group of three buildings now occupied
by the Adelphi Academy fills the entire end of the block between
Lafayette, Avenue and Clifton Place, zoo X 150 feet. The central
building is an assembly hall, 50 X 72 feet, with sittings for about a
thousand persons. In the basement, extending across the whole
block, is the gymnasium, occupying three large rooms and covering
a space zoo X 50 feet.
The ventilation of all the buildings is complete and perfect. A
large fan is placed in the upper part of each building, discharging
air from a reservoir which receives Ventilating dues from all the
rooms. These fans are driven by electric motors from a dynamo
connected with a forty horse-power engine. By this means the air in
both buildings can be completely renewed at least once every half
hour in the most unfavorable weather.
The principal room in the gymnasium opens directly into the
outer air by means of large skylights in the roof, so that these rooms
are especially well lighted and ventilated.
The buildings are conveniently reached by the Brooklyn Union
Elevated R R. CDeKalb or Greene Avenue Stationsj, or by the
Greene, DeKalb, Franklin, Vanderbilt and Fulton electric cars.
ll. The Library and Reading Room.-The Library of the
Academy now contains about six thousand volumes, It is well sup-
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52 ADELPHI ACA DEMY.
einy, is situated near Classon Avenue, between Park Place and Pro-
spect Place. It is near the Franklin Avenue, Bergen Street and At-
lantic Avenue lines of cars, and is about twelve minutes' walk from
the Academy. Its dimensions are such as to afford suliicient room
for all the usual games. Inasmuch as the iield has but recently come
under the control of the Academy it is still in need of additional
equipment, and the hope is that the friends of theAcademy will be
glad to assist in this most indispensable work.
IV, Equipment of the Kindergarten.-The rooms for this de-
partment are all well lighted, conveniently situated upon the first
floor of the Academic Building, and very near to the Lafayette Ave-
nue and St. james Place entrances. The rooms are well supplied
with cabinets in which the materials of work are stored and the handi-
work of the pupils displayed. Every necessary aid is supplied for the
games and music. Provision is made for the observation of growing
plants and of living animals.
V, Equipment of the Academic Department.-During the
twenty-tive years of the existence of the Academy, a very consider-
able supply of materials to illustrate the teaching of History, Geog-
raphy, Natural Science and Number, has been accumulated. The
best physical and political maps and a great number of pictures and
charts for use in the study of Natural History, Geography and polit-
ical and social History have been imported from Germany and France.
The principal characteristics of this equipment may be inferred from
the following list:
To lllustrate Botanical Study:
1. Engleders Series of charts of plants. forty-eight in number, 232
x 311 inches, and including all principal varieties. beautifully colored
and completely illustrated.
2. The Gerold Series of tree and plant charts, about one hundred in
number, 25 X 32M inches, executed in the same manner as the foregoing.
T 0 illustrate Geography and History : K
1. Hirt's Geographische Bilder and Historische Bilder, about two-
hundred in number, 135 x 18M inches, illustrating appearance, cos-
tumes, occupations, and architecture of all peoples on earth, with pictures
of characteristic landscapes in every land and of the fauna and Hora of
every land. ' ' '
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