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l Insert Paragraph: College officials said the 0roundbreaking is a public event and issued a coridal invitation to Manatee and Sarasota residents to be on hand to witness the start of construction.
NEW COLLEGE NEWS RELEASE NEW COLLEGE, SARASOTA, FLORIDA FURMAN C ARTHUR JNFORMATION FOR RELEASE July 21, 1964 At a fxom college officials, heavy equipment will begin the first phase of construction of the $15 million campus Tuesday morning at 10:00 o'clock. Earth moving equipment will begin preparing the ground for the nearly $1.8 million East Campus residential units designed by world celebrated architect, I. M. Pei. The start of construction will come as the climax to a simple 9roundbreaking ceremony on the colleges East Campus on u. S. 41 just below the entrance to the Sarasota -Bradenton Airport. There, city and county officials of Manatee and Sarasota, donors faculty members, students and other friends of the college will .; . ... gather for the long awaited milestone in the development of the private coeducational institution of learning. George F. Baughman will speak briefly on the direction of New College while Trustee David Lindsay, Jr., Chairman of the Architectural Committe, will describe the architectural background and significance of the construction program. Invocation and final prayer will be given by the Rev. w. Lesser of the First Congregational Christian Church of Bradenton.
Dr. George Curry, Professor of English, who has just returned from England, will present greetings from Oxford's New College. Other guests will include Dr. J. W. Gustand, Provost and Dean of the College; B.W. Powell, Trustee; James Knowles, representing the contractor; B. Brosmith, Associate Architect, ... Charter Class students, Miss Muriel Sauls of Sebring, Florida and Tom Sanford of Sarasota. and Sarasotan Ray Littrell. Following a brief series of talks, these representatives of the college, the Board of Trustees, the faculty, friends, the student body, architects, and contractor will each turn a symbolic shovel full of earth to mark the commencement of construction. It is expected that the first group of puildings .4ill be ready for occupancy in January. Meanwhile the Charter Class students arriving in September will interim housing and accommodations at the Landmark. ###