|We are pleased to
announce the first in what we hope will be a series of publications of historical reference material pertaining to
the State of Georgia and its institutions:
The Occupation and Address
Register of the Graduates of Emory College, 1910.
Emory College -- now Emory University --
graduated its first class in 1841. Historically a Methodist college, early on
Emory's stated mission was to produce Methodist clergy for the South.
They were quite effective at this -- as of 1910, of the 1079 living
graduates some 168 were ministers, outnumbered only by the 191 who were
teachers. This historic Alumni Register includes all 1079 of Emory's
As of the year of publication of this
directory, Emory was substantially a Georgia school. Of
those 1079 living graduates, some 756 resided in Georgia, and fully 157 of
them in Atlanta. Washington, DC, boasted 14 Emory grads, while New
York City claimed only 13.
The volume, a copy of which was furnished
to each living graduate at the time of publication at the expense of the Emory Alumni Association, includes
the following historical information:
- Alphabetical list of all graduates
who were then living,
- Alumni trustees
- All alumni who had not been located
(whether presumed dead or not)
- Members of Emory's Board of Trustees
- Class rolls for every class Emory had
graduated through 1910
- The 1910 Emory College calendar
- Emory's faculty
- A short history of Emory
- Officers of the Alumni Association
since its inception
- A biographical sketch of Judge W. L.
Chambers, Alumni Orator, 1909
- Statistics of occupation for all
- Summary of the geographical index
publication will be of interest to anyone with an interest in the history of
Emory -- surely a far different place today than it was in 1910.
Social historians will find the volume useful for the geographic and
occupational information contained, as well as for the historical
information about the Emory and its Alumni Association. Those
interested in the history of the Methodist Church in the United States will
find this a document of that denomination's interest in higher education for
its clergy at a time when other denominations were placing less emphasis on
formal education and more on religious experience. Perhaps most
importantly, it contains valuable information for family historians and
genealogists. It will add some meat to the bones of dates and places, and may even
aid family historians and genealogists in locating lost family branches. And,
for those with a regional orientation, it is Southern History.
How to obtain
Emory Alumni Register for 1910
Download this 160 page book in PDF format for $4.25.
(Click on any of these thumbnails to see
sample pages full-sized)
Table of Contents
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