Gem City Business College - Yearbook (Quincy, IL)

 - Class of 1912

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OUR COLLEGE HOME WE PRESENT on the opposite page a picture of the Gem City . Business College building. This building is constructed in the strongest and most durable manner of stone and red pressed brick, with terra cotta trimmings. It is one of the finest buildings in the city of Quincy, and cost, with grounds and furnishings, over $100,000. There are more than 30,000 square feet of floor space devoted to the school, with a capacity for seating over 1200 students. Four floors of the building are required to accommodate the different departments of the school. The appointments of the building are first-class and strictly modern in every particular. The rooms are lighted by means of electricity and gas, and heated by steam. Each study room is provided with a lavatory and flowing water, and sanitary conveniences are located on each, floor. An electric elevator is in use. The stairways leading to the different floors are broad and easy. Everything possible has been done for the safety, convenience, comfort, and health of our students. The building is supplied with private telephones, speaking tubes, and an electric clock which automatically calls and dismisses the classes according to a regular program. The light and ventilation are perfect, the ceilings of the rooms are high, and an abundance of light is supplied from all sides. The building is an ideal place for students to work in order to accomplish the best results. Teachers, students, and visitors are delighted with it. The fifth floor of the building is devoted to the Introductory Book- keeping department, with a number of class rooms and examination rooms. Students taking the Business or Combination course begin their ' work in this department. The large auditorium and lecture room occupies the south half of the fourth floor. Classes from the various study rooms assemble in the lecture room every period of the day, according to a regular program. The large study room of the Advanced Bookkeeping depart- ment occupies the north end of this floor. Students are promoted from the Introductory Bookkeeping department to this room after they have made the proper advancement in their studies. The Normal Penmanship department occupies a commodious room centrally located at the east on this floor. The Actual Business and Banking department occupies the north half of the third floor. This room is furnished in regular counting house style, and contains, in addition to desks for two hundred retail merchants, four large banks, two wholesale houses, and numerous other offices for different lines of business. This interesting work is much appreciated by our students. In the Actual Business department the student manages his own establishment, buys and sells merchandise and keeps a regular set of books covering his various transactions. When the student has completed this department he is competent to enter a business office in any clerical capacity, and every year the college places a large number of young people in excellent positions, as cashiers, bookkeepers, and managers. The Shorthand and Typewriting department occupies one-half of the second and one-half of the third floor. The study room, recitation room, dictation room, and typewriting room for the introductory work of this department are located at the south on the third floor, while the corresponding rooms for the advanced department are located at the south on the second floor. The general offices of the college and President Musselman ' s private office, are located near the stairway and elevator entrance on the second floor, while the salesroom and storerooms for stationery supplies occupy the remainder of this floor. With this spacious building and its elegant furnishings we are enabled to classify the work more systematically than can be done in smaller schools. To more clearly illustrate: In many schools the bookkeeping department occupies but one room, where all the students are instructed without regard to their advancement or individual needs; whereas in the G. C. B. C. the bookkeeping work is arranged in sections or departments — the introductory work, the advanced work, the actual business work, and the banking. The students are thus carefully classified, each department occupying a separate room or a different floor of the building, and being presided over by a principal and able assistants who are specialists in the work of that section. Much of the instruction in the bookkeeping department is individual, each student receiving the particular attention he requires to enable him to make the most rapid progress in his work. Our courses of study are thorough and comprehensive, including just those branches which are most necessary to prepare one for the duties of a successful business or stenographic career. They are the result of over forty years of improvement. There are three separate and distinct courses of intsruction given in the Gem City Business College; viz., the Business Course, the Shorthand and Typewriting Course, and the Normal Penmanship Course. These different courses, with the work to be performed in them by the students in order to graduate, are fully explained under their respective titles further along in this catalog. The faculty is composed of experienced teachers and practical educators, — each being especially qualified for the department over which he presides, — who devote their entire time to the school and to the interests of our students. It is with a feeling of just pride as well as thanks to the public for their liberal patronage that, on issuing this, our forty-first annual catalog, we can announce the year just passed as one of the most successful in the history of the college. The enrollment has reached nearly 1400 students, and includes representatives from a majority of the states of the Union, and some from foreign countries.

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