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/ I / NEW COLLEGE NEWS RELEASE NEW COLLEGE, SARASOTA, FLORIDA FURMAN C. ARTHUR INFORMATION WEEKEND FEATURE STORY FOR RELEASE: Sunday, July 19, 1964 Special ceremonies Tuesday will mark the groundbreaking for the first buildings to be constructed specifically for college purposes on the New College campus. In addition to the ceremonies, officials briefly relate the work that has gone into the college to the point of groundbreaking, and there will be a forecast of what lies ahead. Friends of the college and the general public will be wel-corned at the brief ceremonies which \Jill be held at 10 a.m. on the campus land east of the Tamiami Trail and north of Horn's Cars of Yesterday. The site is now marked by a huge sign spelling out the name of the college. New College President Dr. George F. Baughman will preside at the ceremonies and welcome the guests to the site of the first buildings of the college. One of the original trustees of the colleye, David Lind-say, Jr., who now heads the trustee's Architectural and Building Committee, will tell of the progress made during the past four years since the college's incorporation. (more}
Pai_)C 2 Dr. Bau::Jhman b ... ll o.C i:.he challen.Jc o f 'che days ahead prccE.din J the actual t..lrning o i eurth. Pur cic.:iputiny in chc. symbolic ceremonies ,.,ill J...>C: Dr. Baughman, reprcsenting the entire college Benton W. Powell, representing the Board of Trustees Dr. John W. Gustud, Provost and Dean of the College, representing the faculty. Muriel Sauls and Thomas Sanford, members of the Charter Class entering in September, representing the student body. A representative of the friends and supporters of the college. Bert Brosmith, representing the architectural firm of I.M.Pei and Associates. James A. Knowles, President of James A. Knov1les, Inc. the contractor. Dr. W. R. Lesser, pastor of the First Congregational Church of Bradenton, will offer the invocation and conclude the entire program with a special prayer. A t the conclusion of the groundbreaking, heavy equipment \"lill be signalled to start up and proceed to the far side of the construction site where clearing work will begin. Also participating in the program will be Dr. George Curry, professor of history at New College. Dr. Curry has just returned from a visit to New College at Oxford and will bring word from that British institution to the American one.
Page 3 The contract was completed during the past week between the college and the contractor for the first phase of the $1,780,000 job which will see three residence complexes rise by January of 1965. President Baughman said that the groundbreaking caps the intensive search for the architect resulting in the selection of Pei's firm, the careful planning and thinking through of the needs of the college, and the approval of the plans for building under the college housing program of the Housing and Home Finance Agency, resulting in a total long term low interest loan of $2,545,000. A plaque will mark the spot where the first earth was turned and later it is expected that drawings and perhaps a small model of the buildings will be prepared for the many who visit the college campus every week. ###