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Facts about the 1890’s

1890 – Window made by Tiffany Glass Co. of New York installed in the library, which was the old Geology building. The cost of the window was $500.

1891 – The memorial window was completed. Chancellor Mayes resigns. 

1892 – Robert B. Fulton was appointed chancellor of University by Board of Trustees. Election of all alumni officers changed to annually

1893 – Football introduced to the University by Professor Alexander Bondurant. Bondurant is also credited with suggesting the school colors of crimson red of Harvard and Yale blue. The first summer school was instituted.

1895 – The Alumni Scholarship Fund was established and is still in existence today. 

1896 – The first student yearbook named The Ole Miss published.

The Alumni Loan Fund was established. Director of the loan fund was Chancellor R.B. Fulton. The total fund was $71.

1898 – Class gift was a roughly hewn block of stone and scroll near the old library.

1899 – Compilation for the fiftieth anniversary was published. Class gift was a stone tablet on the wall of the foyer of the old library with their names inscribed on it. St. Anthony Hall, first fraternity house in Mississippi, built.

Alumni Presidents

1890-1891

Charles Betts Galloway

1891-1892

Albert Hall Whitfield

1892-1893

Albert Hall Whitfield

1893-1894

James Thornton Fant

1894-1895

Robert Harvey Thompson

1895-1896

Charlton Henry Alexander

1896-1897

Henry Lowndes Muldrow

1897-1898

James Carter Longstreet

1898-1899

Clarence Lee Sivley

1899-1900

William Robert Harper

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