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MH-00-17-0006-17

Bennett College
Fiscal Year: 
2017
Award: 
$24,750.00
City: 
Greensboro
State: 
NC
Recipient Type: 
museum
Program: 
Museum Grants for African American History and Culture
Program Categories: 

The Bennett College Wilbur Steele Art Museum will digitize and make accessible the architectural plans for the College's buildings, structures, and site development during the period 1926 to 1968. The project will result in an online digital collection accessible to students, staff, faculty, and researchers. The Bennett College campus was designated a Historic District by the National Park Service in 1992 naming twelve buildings, six structures and the quadrangle to the National Register of Historic Places. These original architectural plans serve to provide a history of the campus's development and to highlight the significance of each building and structure. They document the legacy of the administrators, donors, architects and the community and the establishment of Bennett College as a college for women in 1926.