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History of the ONU

HISTORY OF THE O.N.U.
 
By the Founder, Dr. H.S. Lehr, Prefaced by Early Life,
College and War Experiences
Edited by Kelly A. Wacker
Foreword by Paul M. Logsdon
Electronic Edition


Heterick Memorial Library
Ohio Northern University Ada, Ohio 45810
Published 1994.
Printed in the U.S.A.

 


This work contains the serialized memoirs of Ohio Northern University's founder, Henry Solomon Lehr. The material appeared in the University Record between 1904 and 1907. The individual weekly installations have been grouped under the eight sections noted below. Each section is preceded by a table of contents which allows readers to jump to individual installments.


Numerous installments were not originally given titles. To assist readers, titles have been supplied, and these are printed in italics.

 

Index

 

Section 1, Installments 1-27, 1838-1870

Section 2, Installments 28-56, 1870-1875

Section 3, Installments 57-79, 1875-1880

Section 4, Installments 80-104, 1880-1885

Section 5, Installments 105-128, 1885-1890

Section 6, Installments 129-150, 1890-1895

  • Installment 129 Graduates of 1890 and Close of the Year...480
  • Installment 130 The New Year 1890 Opens. Education and Politics...485
  • Installment 131 Comment of Students...489
  • Installment 132 Parlette Passes in Review. His Letter to Dr. Lehr...492
  • Installment 133 B.S. Young's Address on the Presentation of the Lehr Bust...495
  • Installment 134 Beginning 1891. Preliminaries of Campbell-McKinley Debate I...502
  • Installment 135 Beginning 1891. Preliminaries of Campbell-McKinley Debate II...506
  • Installment 136 Beginning 1891. Preliminaries of Campbell-McKinley Debate III...511
  • Installment 137 More Details of the Great McKinley and Campbell Debate...516
  • Installment 138 Correspondence with the Great Political Leaders of the Day...520
  • Installment 139 The New Catalog Enrolls 2932 Different Students...526
  • Installment 140 How We Settled Disputes. Student Makes Apology...531
  • Installment 141 Strong Students of the Year '92-3. A Letter from Willis...537
  • Installment 142 Comment on a Group of the Old-Time Students I...541
  • Installment 143 Comment on a Group of the Old-Time Students II...545
  • Installment 144 The Wagner Bookstore theft. The Thief Detected...550
  • Installment 145 The Class President Scrap of 1894. A Three-Ring Circus I...554
  • Installment 146 The Class President Scrap of 1894. A Three-Ring Circus II...556
  • Installment 147 The Class President Scrap of 1894. A Three-Ring Circus III...560
  • Installment 148 The Class President Scrap of 1894. A Three-Ring Circus...564
  • Installment 149 The Scottsboro Proposition. A Tri-State Normal in the South...568
  • Installment 150 Commencement of 1894 and Personal Mention of Some...572

Section 7, Installment 151-182, 1895-1900

  • Installment 151 Beginning the Year 1895. The Bryan Incident I...578
  • Installment 152 Installment 151 Beginning the Year 1895. The Bryan Incident II...582
  • Installment 153 Installment 151 Beginning the Year 1895. The Bryan Incident III...587
  • Installment 154 A Discussion of Expenses and Conditions in 1895-6...589
  • Installment 155 Senator Garfield's Attempt to Chloroform the ONU I...593
  • Installment 156 Senator Garfield's Attempt to Chloroform the ONU II...600
  • Installment 157 Letters from Prominent Men, Bishop Moore...605
  • Installment 158 Comment on Members of Class. Close of the Year...610
  • Installment 159 Entering the Year 1897. Efforts Toward a state Institution I...611
  • Installment 160 Entering the Year 1897. Efforts Toward a state Institution II...617
  • Installment 161 Prof. F. Maglott Writes a History of Founder Day...621
  • Installment 162 Founder's Day One of the Greatest in the History of the School I...625
  • Installment 163 Founder's Day One of the Greatest in the History of the School II...629
  • Installment 164 Founder's Day One of the Greatest in the History of the School III...632
  • Installment 165 Founder's Day One of the Greatest in the History of the School IV...636
  • Installment 166 Personal Mention of Some of the Students of 1896-97...640
  • Installment 167 Stirring Incidents in the History of 1898 I...644
  • Installment 168 Stirring Incidents in the History of 1898 II...648
  • Installment 169 Some '98 Graduates with whome Dr. Lehr has kept in Touch...652
  • Installment 170 The Sale and Transfer of the School to the M.E. Church I...657
  • Installment 171 The Sale and Transfer of the School to the M.E. Church II...662
  • Installment 172 The Sale and Transfer of the School to the M.E. Church III...666
  • Installment 173 The Sale and Transfer of the School to the M.E. Church IV...670
  • Installment 174 The Sale and Transfer of the School to the M.E. Church V...675
  • Installment 175 Class Fight of '99. Comments and the Whereabouts of Graduates...678
  • Installment 176 Atty. H.A. Cottom, of Brownsville, Pa. Recites his ONU Reminiscenses I...683
  • Installment 177 Atty. H.A. Cottom, of Brownsville, Pa. Recites his ONU Reminiscenses II...687
  • Installment 178 Atty. H.A. Cottom, of Brownsville, Pa. Recites his ONU Reminiscenses III...691
  • Installment 179 Atty. H.A. Cottom, of Brownsville, Pa. Recites his ONU Reminiscenses IV...697
  • Installment 180 More Information Relative to the Transfer of the School I...703
  • Installment 181 More Information Relative to the Transfer of the School II...708
  • Installment 182 More Information Relative to the Transfer of the School III...715

Section 8, Installments 183-213, 1900-1902

  • Installment 183 Defeat of the Normal School Bill, Letters, Etc...718
  • Installment 184 The Quest for a President. Difficulties Encountered I...723
  • Installment 185 The Quest for a President. Difficulties Encountered II...726
  • Installment 186 The Quest for a President. Difficulties Encountered III...730
  • Installment 187 Adjustment of the New Board of Administration I...737
  • Installment 188 Adjustment of the New Board of Administration II...740
  • Installment 189 Adjustment of the New Board of Administration III...744
  • Installment 190 President Lehr Submits His First Annual Report to the Board of Trustees I...748
  • Installment 191 President Lehr Submits His First Annual Report to the Board of Trustees II...752
  • Installment 192 Summary of '99-'00. A Prosperous Year. Asbury's Letter...755
  • Installment 193 Supt. Davison Elected to Professor of English. Roush Wants a Ph.B...758
  • Installment 194 Contract Under which the School is Managed After its Sale...762
  • Installment 195 Correspondence Relative to the Welfare of the University...765
  • Installment 196 The President Appeals to the Trustees. Wants to Tell a New Story...768
  • Installment 197 More correspondence. Trustees Hold an Important Meeting I...773
  • Installment 198 More correspondence. Trustees Hold an Important Meeting II...778
  • Installment 199 More correspondence. Financial and Enrollment Report I...782
  • Installment 200 More correspondence. Financial and Enrollment Report II...785
  • Installment 201 Another Year Opens and Difficulties Increase...788
  • Installment 202 Foraker Congratulations and a Society Clash...790
  • Installment 203 Burlingame an Instructor. Dr. Belt Announces his Purpose...793
  • Installment 204 Trying to Locate Bearing of Responsibility and Authority I...796
  • Installment 205 Trying to Locate Bearing of Responsibility and Authority II...800
  • Installment 206 The Manager and the New President Clash on Discipline...803
  • Installment 207 A Chapter of Military Affairs. Preparations for Contest...806
  • Installment 208 Preparing the Program of ONU's Greatest Summer School...809
  • Installment 209 A Battle of the Giants in the ONU Office. Dr. Lehr's Resignation...814
  • Installment 210 The President is Urged to STand Pat. War in the Military Department...817
  • Installment 211 Dr. Belt's Good Qualities Acknowledged. Presidency Offers...821
  • Installment 212 The Old Board Requests Return of Military Dep't Bonds...824
  • Installment 213 Closing Remarks. Commencement and Delivery of Keys...826
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