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The George F. Baughman Papers contain the records of George F. Baughman from 1959 to 1966 in the form of correspondence, minutes, legal documents, financial documents, literary productions, printed material and photographic material.

George F. Baughman, 1915-2004, served as the first President of the experimental New College of Florida from its founding in 1961 as a private liberal arts college until 1965. Baughman was responsible for organizing, fundraising and supervising the construction of the College. He raised funds for campus buildings and secured scholarships and the faculty for the first class of 1964. Most notably, he was responsible for bringing the renowned architect, I.M. Pei, to design campus buildings and gaining the support from several noted Sarasotans, including Phillip Hiss and Jane Bancroft Cook.

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