Archives of American Art

Bennington College Visual Arts Department records


Collection ID:
Bennington College. Visual Arts Dept
Physical Description:
3 Microfilm reels
circa 2500 items

Scope and Contents

Scope and Contents
The microfilmed Bennington College Visual Arts Department records contain 164 exhibition files. Included in these files are biographical data; correspondence; a list of Bennington art majors from 1936 to 1956; a list of art faculty from 1942 to 1969; loan agreements; price lists; checklists; entry forms; press releases; exhibition catalogs and announcements; printed material; and photographs.

Biographical / Historical

Biographical / Historical
Bennington College (founded 1932) is a private liberal arts college in Bennington, Vermont. Founded as a women's college in 1932, it became co-educational in 1969. Bennington claims to be the first college in the country to put the visual and performing arts at the center of a liberal arts education.


Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 2529-2531 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
ORIGINALS IN: Bennington College, Bennington, Vermont.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Lent for microfilming 1982 by Bennington College Visual Arts Department.

Using the Collection

Conditions Governing Access
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Bennington College Visual Arts Department records. Owned by Bennington College. Microfilmed by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.


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