Minutes 0' The Board Of Trustees April b, 1920.
22(g) Memorial Building. Plans have been prepared by Mr.
Coolidge for the Memorial Building. We have raised $165,000 and
the amount will probably reach $200,000. The committee has some
men in the field at wrork. It is best, however, to let this matter
rest until we have fully determined what the contributions will total.
"(h) Library. One of our most pressing needs is more adequate
library facilities. The Library now has reading room for about
fifty students. By removing some of the stacks and placing them in
the basement, we could probably make room for 75 or 80 students, but
this is less than 10 per cent of the student body and is wholly in-
adequate for our needs. We now have about 41,000 volumes in the
Library but we ought to have even at the present time 70,000 or 80,000
volumes. The Library is the heart of the University. We cannot
carry on graduate work without library facilities.
"(i) The Need of Better Alumni Organization. We have had at
the University during its history a me 15,000 students and about
2,000 of these have received degrees. We have at the present time
no adequate record of where these people are and what they are doing.
In most cases, we have not even their addresses. We have kept up
fairly well with those who have received degrees but we are not in
proper touch with them. We have an enormous number of former stu-
dents scattered over the State and Nation and we should have some
adequate way of keeping in close toucbh with them. With the proper
organization for taking care of alumni matters, we could do better
work. In the near future I want to suggest some plans for working
out better organization for alumni matters at the University.
"(j) Student Loan Fund.. We have felt the need of a more ade-
quate student loan fund. At the present time, we have a loan fund
aggregating about 42,200 including $1,000 given by the Southern Rail-
way to agricultural students living along their roads. We have
frequent calls for student loans and the loan fund should be consid-
@(k) Deartment of Music. Professor Lampert has indicated to
me that there is considerable demand for pianos for practice. Our
music instruction is general in character and we have no adequate
facilities for instrumental practice. If we could have a small
building where we could place five or six pianos for practice, it
would be a good thing. We have need also of additional instructors
in music, the cost to he University would be perhaps only the cost
of the building and purchase of pianos as salaries and instructors
could be paid wholly from fees.