Bennington College History

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Bennington College and its students

Archival Resources

Finding aids for archival material are listed below. There are also number of digital copies of archival documents included below.

Finding Aids
Robert D. Leigh Presidential Records

DeWilde Scrapbook Collection
Guide to the Bennington Founding Documents Collection
Guide to the Facilities Planning and Construction Collection
Guide to the McCullough Scrapbook Collection

Digitized Materials

USIS Film Script
USIS Film "Re-Education in Germany" by Frederick Burkhardt
USIS Film Cartoons by Judy Backer '55
USIS Film "The State Department Makes a Film" by Allegra Fuller Snyder '51

1930 Summary of Proceedings from Bennington College Conference, June 20-21, 1930.

circa 1928 Sketch of Proposed Campus in Old Bennington
circa 1928 Sketch of Proposed Dormitory on Old Bennington Campus
1931 Description of Campus Site
circa 1931 Aerial Photo of Campus Site Pre-Construction
circa 1931 Barn Floor Plan
circa 1931 Commons First Floor Plan
circa 1931 Commons Second Floor Plan
circa 1931 Commons Third Floor Plan
circa 1931 Student House Floor Plan
circa 1931 Student House Floor Plan

1932 Letter from President Leigh to Mary Sanford Regarding Clock and Bell
1932 Letter from Mary Sanford to President Leigh Regarding Clock and Bell

1931 Groundbreaking President Leigh's Introductory Remarks
1931 Groundbreaking Anson Phelps Stokes' Prayer
1931 Groundbreaking Details and Arrangements
1931 Groundbreaking Dorothy Canfield Fisher's Address
1931 Groundbreaking Governor Stanley Wilson's Address
1931 Groundbreaking Program with Pres. Leigh's notes
1931 Groundbreaking Dr. Vincent Ravi Booth's Address
1931 Groundbreaking William Neilson's Address
1931 Groundbreaking William Rappard's Address

1932 Housewarming Admission Card
1932 Housewarming Information for Tour Guides

1933 Commission on Religion Document
1933 Commission on Religion Preliminary Report

February 1933 Excerpt from Information for Entering Students booklet (Pages 6-7)
February 1933 Excerpt from Information for Entering Students booklet (Pages 5 and 8)

1936 Commencement Committee
1936 Degree Candidates
1936 Diploma Information
1936 Sample Diploma
1936 Commencement Order of Events
1936 Commencement Pres. Leigh's remarks
1936 Procedure for Degree Conferring Ceremony
1936 Commencement Song

1942 Annual Consumption of Farm Products at Bennington College
1942 Memo regarding Dispensary Service during Summer 1942 Session
1942 Preliminary Statement for College Farm, by Bob Woodworth
1942 Proposed Plan for Summer Session
1943 Farm Bulletin - Part 1 of 8
1943 Farm Bulletin - Part 2 of 8
1943 Farm Bulletin - Part 3 of 8
1943 Farm Bulletin - Part 4 of 8
1943 Farm Bulletin - Part 5 of 8
1943 Farm Bulletin - Part 6 of 8
1943 Farm Bulletin - Part 7 of 8
1943 Farm Bulletin - Part 8 of 8
1943 Memo to Faculty regarding Farm Work
1943 Memo regarding Student Farm Work Attendance
1944 Report of the Farm Manager, by Bob Woodworth
1944 Report on Farm Project, by Mary Walsh (Student)