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Collection ID: NCFARCH

Architecture Collection, 1959-

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Location of this collection:
5800 Bay Shore Road
Sarasota, FL 34243, USA
941-487-5000
Restrictions:
This collection is open to researchers.
Terms of Access:
Before photographing or publishing quotations or excerpts from any materials, permission must be obtained from the New College Archives, and the holder of the copyright, if not New College of Florida.

Collection description

Summary

Extent:
21.00 Linear Feet
Language:
English

Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access:

This collection is open to researchers.

Terms Of Use:

Before photographing or publishing quotations or excerpts from any materials, permission must be obtained from the New College Archives, and the holder of the copyright, if not New College of Florida.

Background

Scope and Content:

The Architecture collection contains: architectural drawings, building specifications, Master Plans for the College, bond records, the minutes of the Architecture Committee and the Architecture Conference, early aerial photographs, photographs of the East Campus, the West Campus, and the Caples Campus. Most notable are the records pertaining to I.M. Pei and photographs of the Pei dormitories and correspondence.

Biographical / Historical:

The Architecture Collection is a synthetic collection comprised of records describing the development of the buildings and land on the East Campus, West Campus and Caples Campus. Most notable are the records of the East Campus and the I.M Pei architecture, which is symbolic of  the 'new' of New College. The records of the I. M. Pei series offer an in depth view through photographs, literary production, reports, photographs,blueprints and correspondence, which reflect the educational philosophy of the College. The collection, also, documents the preservation of the historic Charles Ringling mansion on the West Campus and the Caples estate to the south on the Caples Campus, as well as, the later development of the Palmer buildings, the Jane Bancroft Cook Library, Heiser Natural Science Center,  the Caples Fine Arts Center and the Academic Center.

Note written by Gail Donovan

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