Doane College - Tiger Yearbook (Crete, NE)

 - Class of 1897

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ments. He is now working on tl1e Quarter-centeib nial Endowment Fund. Miss Amelia Tyler came in 1876, increasing the Faculty to four members. Miss Tyler was remarkable for the breadth of her information. Following Miss Tyler came Rev. Asa Farwell, who taught Latin and English. His family took charge of the college boarding-hall. Rev. Mr. Farwell and Prof. Kendall are two members of the past Faculty who have died within the last three years. Prof. Chas. E. Stearns was a step-son of the late Mr. Boswell, of Hartford, Conn. Mr. Boswell has been one of the most generous friends of the college, and our observatory bears his honored name. Prof. Stearns had been a missionary in Turkey previous to Coming to Doane. He gave instruction in Latin and natural sciences the first year, the next year he was elected Boswell Professor of Greek. September 7, 1880, marked the opening of the ninth year of Doa11e College. The catalogue of that year shows eight professors and instructors. The names of Rev. Goodwin D. Swezey, professor of nat- ural sciencesg Miss Lydia V. Cone, teacher in ancient and modern languages, Mr. I. N. Davidson, assistant in Latin and English, and Mrs. Adelaide Dearborn, teacher in elocution, appear as members of the Faculty. Prof. Swezey is an alumnus of Beloitg after graduation he spent seven years at his Alma Mater in teaching and doing post-graduate work. He was always' active in student enterprises. For many years he was president of the Doane College Oratorical Association and director of the College Glee Club. After fourteen years of hard, efhcient service, Prof. Swezey accepted the position of director of the Nebraska NVeather Service at our State University. Mr. Davidson was the first instructor at Doane who was a " home product." A member of the class of 1880, he taught Latin and English. In company with Prof. Kendall he spent a year abroad, returning to his work at Doane in the fall of 1885. He was an instructor for seven years. In the collection of poems in this souvenir will be found poems writ- ten by him when he was at student at Doane in the early days. Miss Cone, who is now Mrs. XV. VV. Curtis, and is doing the work of a missionary's wife at Sendai, Japan, came frc m Oberlin. She had made a specialty of Greek, and was a successful teacher. The first year she was an instructor in ancient and modern languages, and then became Miss Merril1's successor as preceptress, also instructing in German and Greek. Owing to poor health she was absent on leave twice, and during her absence the office of preceptress was in turn filled by Miss Porter, instructor in music, and H. F. DOANE J. s. BROXVN 9

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Gorps of Instructors . 3 POWER inheres in an efficient, talented body of earnest men and women. Doane has been fortunate in this respect. It has been said that there is no bet- ter way of describing an institution of learning tha11 by characterizing the members of its Faculty. Our space, however, allows us to do little more than nanie them. Before the opening of the first term of Doane College the executive committee engaged Rev. D. B. Perry as a tutor. At the close of the first year, July 1, 1873, he was elected to the professorship of Latin and Greek. Mr. Perry graduated from Yale in the class of 1863, standing second in a class that num- . bered 122 at graduation: He studied theology at Union and Princeton Seminaries for two years, and PRES- D- B. PERRY completed his theological studies in the Yale Divinity School during the two following years and while a tutor in Yale. After traveling fourteen months in Europe he again occupied a tutorship in Yale for nearly two yers. He entered Nebraska as a home missionary in 1872. In 1874, while connected with the college, he was commissioned by the Missionary Society of Connec- ticut to labor among the Bohemians and other foreigners of the county. The 15400 a year which he received for this work was turned into the college treasury. Previous to 1881 he was senior professor, but in that year he became, in title as well as in fact, President Perry. For a quarter of a century President Perry has spared no pains to promote the ever-increasing use- fulness of this institution of learning. At the beginning of the second year Miss Mary W. Merrill became the first preceptress. She was the sister of Rev. O. W. Merrill, " one of the earliest and best friends of the college? Miss Merrill received her training at Meriden, New Hampshire. In the college she assisted in the preparatory department and taught French and German. She severed her connection with the college after eight years of earn- est, successful work, and the students missed the presence of one who had always been their trusted advisor. At the opening of the second term of the third year avaluable addition was made to the small Faculty by nie coming of Prof. A. B. Fairchild, Seri of Presi- dent Fairchild of Berea. He has since spent two , years in Oberlin Theological Seminary, from which he graduated in 1887. Prof. Fairchild spent two years in the East as financial agent of the college. For the past ten years he has done efhcient service as college treasurer, and as a result of his valuable services the college has never lost on any of its invest- A. B. FAIRCHILD 8

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Miss Ida L. Miller, who taught inatheinatics for the school year of 1883-1884. B Although the Conservatory of Music was estab- .L lished in 1880, it was not till the fall of 1881 that X -P , instruction was given to the first class in vocal and instrumental music by Miss Nellie E. Porter. In the ' spring of 1884 Miss Cora Gates, now Mrs. Cora G. i" 15, - Davison of Denver, became the popular teacher of f T - P n music. Under her careful training the musical L .-1 ability of the students was greatly increased. In 1 ,. ,. X 1 ' 1885 Miss Eine M. Chadsey was chosen as an A In ulz, assistant. But, to return to the historical basis of this out- Ii' 'f" line, in the fall of 1882 the official record of the col- lege shows John S. Brown and Francis L. Kendall, as respectively instructors in chemistry and Normal Department, in German and French. Prof. Kendall has the honor of being the youngest person Who was ever a member of Doane's Faculty. Although he had traveled abroad quite extensively, he graduated from the classical course of Williams College when twenty years old. In the same year he came to Doane. He spent the school year of 1884- 1885 abroad, and his sister, Miss Marcia K. Kendall, taught in his place. That Prof. Kendall was a successful teacher is seen in the fact that in 1887 he was called to a professorship in his Alma Mater. Prof. Brown graduated from Bates in 1872. Before his graduation he was elected to the principalship of the Lyndon Literary Institute in Vermont, which position he held for nine years. During several summers he attended the sum- mer schools of Harvard University. Coming West because of failing health, Prof. Brown was Superin- tendent of Schools at Avoca, Iowa, before coming to Doane. In 1893 he was selected as Principal of . IMARGARET E. THOMPSON Sy the Academy. For fifteen years Prof. Brown has -' 1 kept in close touch with the student life of Doa11e as t' 1 , .i a personal friend of every student. ' 1 , fd Among the instructors of Doane we must note . , Miss Adah M. Gardner and Miss Lydia Kirkwood. ' e ry ,Q fl Both are now married to Methodist ministers, and 1 1 both were teachers in art and came from Hillsdale 1 J College, Michigan. Prof. Howard F. Doane came in 1886,and asin the .lm ' casesof Prof. Brown, Prof. Kendall, and others, taught '1 , ' 1. ,:lj i, 1 during the first year as an instructor. At the end of V 'Wifi' ' wk " i i the school year of 1886-1887 he was elected to the ' Boswell Professorship of Greek. Prof. Doane names Harvard as his Alma Mater, from which he gradu- ated in 1878. He taught in New York City and Poughkeepsie, N. Y., for four years. Fourteen months of 1895- 1896 were spent by him in H, 1-1. 1-roslroizn IO

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