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Collection ID: NCF402

Environmental Studies Program, 1972-

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Location of this collection:
5800 Bay Shore Road
Sarasota, FL 34243, USA
941-487-5000
Preferred citation:
Environmental Studies Program Collection,  Archives, New College of Florida, Sarasota, Florida and For  individual theses in the Theses Database, please consult the preferred citation for an individual author.

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Summary

Extent:
48.00 Linear Feet
Language:
English
Preferred citation:
Environmental Studies Program Collection,  Archives, New College of Florida, Sarasota, Florida and For  individual theses in the Theses Database, please consult the preferred citation for an individual author.

Background

Scope and Content:

The Environmental Studies Program collection contains correspondence, literary production, printed material, financial documents, photographic materials, a map collection, and subject files for associated programs and activities.

Biographical / Historical:

The Environmental Studies Program Collection is a synthetic collection documenting the history of the academic program, which initially focused on environmental science research under the direction of the notable New College faculty member, John Morrill and has since transcended into becoming a far more inter-disciplinary program. Early records include the description by John D. MacDonald regarding the proposed program, the potential challenges and benefits, and his insightful vision for the program. The materials, such as the Environmental Studies Program First Decade publication and other annual reports reflect the evolution of the program, the influence of several directors, the program administration, student research projects, seminars, courses, lectures, conferences, and opportunities for off-campus, graduate research, and employment. Records in the collection provide evidence of student field work in the Southwest Florida Region, group research, experience writing proposals, as well as, the support of a network of cooperative researchers and professionals. The Program materials, also,  documents the environmental study needs of the community, including the early records of the Citizens Advisory Committee. The repository at the Carriage House offers an extensive and unusual map collection, and related subject files and materials reflecting the significant work of the program and the  robust level of research activity.

Note written by Gail Donovan

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