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News Release (September 8, 1966)


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News Release (September 8, 1966)
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New College News Release, For Immediate Release, September 8, 1966
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New College of Florida
New College of Florida
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Sarasota, Fla.
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September 8, 1966


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History -- New College (Sarasota, Fla.)
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News release
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United States -- Florida -- Sarasota


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NEW COLLEGE, SARASOTA, FLORIDA FURMAN C. ARTHUR INFORMATION FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 81 1966 Purchase of the former home o Mrs, Hester Ringling Sanford, daughter of Mr. and Mrs, Charles E. Ringlin as part of the ew College campus was announced today' by Dr, John Elmendorf, President. The Sanford home1 built to join the Ringlin home, is located between the resent college campus and the Ringling Museum. Final details of the purchase, includin clearing of the title, are be-ing worked out by attorneys, but by a special agreement the colle e will be able to occupy the building immediately. The 22-room mansion, which is linked to College Hall (the former Charles Rin ling home) by a colonnade, will be used for classrooms and academic offices. The building will later be renovated to allow maximum academic use. Immediate use will be for two or three rooms to relieve a college-wide need for classroom and office space. Funds are available to assist in purchase and renovation under a from the federal overnment's Higher Education acilities Act of 1963. The grant also included funds for renovation of College Hall. Acquisition of the Sanford home and the surrounding two acres of land as well as adding new space for academic purposes, extends the waterfront land of the campus so that it links directly with the Ringling Huseums, -more-


New College Page 2 The space was especially needed at this tim.e because of the growth of the student body and faculty, necessitating more classroom and faculty office facilities. This marks the third expansion of property since the college campus was initially brought together in 1962. Earlier this year 13,5 acres of property east of the East Campus were leased from the airport authority to provide additional room for recreational and other uses; a former motel also was acquired on u.s. 41 and now serves for offices, student activities, and a bookstore, -30-

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