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./"'/ / NEW COLLEGE NEWS RELEASE NEW COLLEGE, SARASOTA, FLORIDA FURMAN C. ARTHUR INFORMATION FOR RELEASE: Thursday, May 28, 1964 A grant of $1,500 from the Carnegie Corporation of New York has been made to New College to provide a set of 2,500 slides on American Art. Announcement of the grant was made by President George F. Baughman who said that the slide collection documents the cultural, social, economic, intellectual, and political history of the United States. The special collection, called "The Arts of the United States," was brought together by a special committee of scholars under the direction of Dr. Lamar Dodd, Chairman, Department of Art at the University of Georgia, and working under a special Carnegie Corporation grant. Working with Dr. Dodd were scholars from some of the outstanding colleges, universities, museums and art galleries of the United States. Included in the group was Professor Hugh Sinclair Morrison, Professor of Art at Dartmouth College, who maintains a residence in Sarasota. Dr. John W. Gustad, Provost and Dean of the College at New College said that there are included in the collection of slides examples of paintings, graphic arts, architecture, sculpture, photography, visual communications, stage design, costume design, Indian arts and artifacts, design and decorative arts. (more)
-2 -Dr. Gustad said that after the scholars had made their choices of outstanding examples in each of these fields, teams of photographers toured the country reproducing the examples. When the collection was completely photographed, essays about the various sections were written, edited by Professor William H. Pierson, Jr. of Williams College and Martha Davidson, formerly of Art News Magazines, and printed in book form by McGraw-Hill Book co. The book provides both descriptive material about each of the categories of art, the essays by the various scholars, and black and white photographs of each of the slides. "These slides made possible largely through the Carnegie Grant," said Dr. Gustad, "show indices of the culture of our nation. Out students will be able to use them to study in full and true color the original work and to relate it to other events of the time and to the development of art since this continent was first settled. 11ln this day when other nations with an older cultural heritage than our own are asking questions about us, it is refreshing that we are able to provide for our students an unusual opportunity to know this particular phase of the history of their nation." Dr. Baughman said, "This also fulfills one of our aims which we set forth from the founding of New College: that we would use every means available to us to bring information to our students. Certainly this visual presentation of our artistic history is one of the finest examples of how learning can be made much more effective."
-3 -The collectio;J. of slides, which may be shown by any standard projector, will be m"'..de a p::1.rt of the New College library, now being assembled in College E1.ll on the campus. It will be added to the extensive libraries of and records now being readied for s tudent and faculty use.