When the Board of Trustees of Otterbein University decided to observe the sixtieth anniversary of the insti tution by a suitable celebration at the commencement in 1907, it, at the same time, requested the writer to pre pare a history of the university to be published in con nection with the celebration. The volume herewith pre sented was prepared in response to this request in the h0pe that it might add interest to the occasion. The fact, however, that the author has had personal knowl edge of the work and fortunes of the institution for nine tenths of the entire period of sixty years, and, with a half-dozen exceptions, was personally acquainted with every one of the men and women who, during this long period, shared in the work, causes him to feel all the more keenly how deficient and inadequate is the record presented. To accord a few lines, or, at most, a few pages to those who, through many years of faithful and efficient service, wrought the best there was in them of heart and brain, and life, into the university would seem to be very scant justice, but it was all that was possible in the limits proposed. He has endeavored to be impar tial and deal squarely with all concerned. Errors of judgment there doubtless are in the book, unfortunate omissions there may be, but there are absolutely no in tentional neglects or slights. As sources of informa tion, other than those noted in the progress of the nar rative, the author has consulted the minutes of the board of trustees, the files of the Religious Telescope, the Otter bein Record, and the Aegis. But very largely, the reader must bear in mind, the facts set forth are matters of personal observation and recollection. While he can not h0pe to have escaped all error through misappre hension in observation or lapse of memory in recollec tion, he believes the narrative will be found quite gen erally true to the facts, and trustworthy.
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Publisher - Forgotten Books
Language - English
Author(s) - Henry Garst
Published Date - August 26 2019
ISBN - 9780265185490
Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.2 cm
Page Count - 348
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