In Atlanta, Georgia, there is now being held a "Cotton States and International Exposition," which will be continued for some three months. Harvard early applied for and received an assignment of about 1,000 square feet of floor space in the gallery of the Manufactures and Liberal Arts building for an exhibit. The space at disposal is only one fifth of what Harvard had at the World's Fair and it has been found necessary to limit the exhibit almost entirely to the wall material prepared for Chicago. In spite of this restriction, the exhibit, as just set up by Mr. Williams, the University publication agent, is very satisfactorily comprehensive.
In the space of 48x20 feet, six screens have been set up and covered with photographs, and charts illustrating the growth and present condition of different departments of the University. The Law, Medical, and other professional schools are treated in this fashion, as well as the College. There is a very interesting set of photographs of the University Museum, and another illustrative of Dr. Sargent's experiments in physical measurement. That part of the exhibit based on the work at the Astronomical Observatory is particularly interesting and effective.
The central part of the floor space is occupied by a table from which descriptive pamphlets of the University are distributed, and by a case, in front of all, of the Blaschka glass flowers. Here also is a set of photographs of leading divines from all parts of the country who have served in former years as preachers to the University. It makes a remarkable collection.
The exhibit has been placed in charge of Mr. S. N. Evins, a recent graduate from the Law School, though not from the College. It occupies more floor space, and is much more elaborate than that of any other university, though some others, notably that of Princeton, have been made more attractive in general appearance because less crowded. It is not unnatural to expect that the result of the exhibit will be to make Harvard better known, and so to increase her influence in the South.