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The John Elmendorf Papers contain the records of John van Gaasbeek Elmendorf from 1916 to 1980 in the form of correspondence, literary productions, printed materials, financial documents and photographic material.

John van Gaasbeek Elmendorf, 1916-1980, served as President of New College of Florida from 1965 to 1972 during the formative years in the history of the new and experimental College. John Elmendorf was responsible for the overall development of facilities, program and faculty. Under his presidency the College grew from 100 students to approximately 500 students. Accreditation was obtained in just over three years after the College was opened and national recognition of the quality and imaginative characteristics of the New College program has been wide-spread.

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