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Title Bridgewater College Presidents' campus buildings files, 1958 - 2017
Catalog Number 17.15.001
Object Name Manuscript Collection
Donor Bridgewater College President's Office
Scope & Content Bridgewater College (Bridgewater, Va.) presidents' administrative and historical files on buildings on campus.
Contents include:

Box 1:

McKinney Center for Science and Mathematics dedication and speakers file, 1995 - 1996

File on the planning, construction and administration of the physical plant of the McKinney Center, 1993 - 1996

Folder on the Bridgewater College president's house, 1962 - 2017. Includes papers concerning construction in the 1990s and materials from participation in Historic Garden Week, 2017

Folder on Kline Campus Center and Program Council, 1995 - 2002, bulk, 1995 - 1996

File on Bowman Hall 1995 - 1996 renovation, 1994 - 1996

Administrative folder on the Kline Campus Center, circa 1965 - 1990

File with a miscellaneous letter and folders:
Wright Hall- Unveiling of plaque, November 7, 1964
Women's Residence Hall, 1963 - 1965
Yount Hall Renovations, 1948 - circa 1978
Housing and Home Finance Agency, 1958 - 1966

File on Wright- Heritage project, 2010 - 2011 with folder on the Heritage Courtyard and Crimson Cafe

Folder on residence halls with populated files on the following dormitories and facilities and empty labeled file on other campus buildings:
07/09/09 Wright- Heritage Halls renovation
Geisert Hall dedication, 1991
Wakeman Hall dedication, 1981
Wardo Hall, 2003 with information on restoring the Wardo Hall name to the West Wing of Flory Hall
BC Coed Housing subfile, 2009
Stone Village, 2010 - 2011

Box 2:

File on John Melville Jennings, Director of the Virginia Historical Society who suggested establishing a Pennsylvania German collection in the renovated Bridgewater College library, August 1961

Administrative file on the dedication of the Alexander Mack Memorial Library. Includes copy of a letter in which BC President Dr. Warren Bowman asked President Dwight D. Eisenhower to give the 1961 BC commencement address. Eisenhower wrote back and mentioned that he would "like to pay a visit to the community in which my mother was born" but he was declining the offer. It appears to be signed by Eisenhower and is on White House letterhead. Dr. Bowman wrote Eisenhower again in 1963 to invite him to speak at the dedication of the Mack Library. This time, an aide declined the invitation.

File on the Alexander Mack Memorial Library. Miscellaneous materials, especially on Special Collections, laid in. Folders include:
Consultant (Kirk) Report, 2003
2004 Library Committee Report
Proposed Library Changes: 2005 - 2006
Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1995 - 2006
Library Computerization, 1994 - circa 1998

File on the Reuel B. Pritchett Museum. Folders include:
Reuel B. Pritchett Museum General, 1991 - 1994
Pritchett, Reuel B., 1959 - 1974
Reuel B. Pritchett Museum, 1974 - 1988
Reuel B. Pritchett Museum General, 1994 - 2010

Folder on Heritage Hall Dedication, October 10, 1964

Folder on Fire in Founders Hall, Dec. 17, 1971; 1971 - 1973

Folder on Fire in Wardo Hall, Dec. 8, 1976 (only one photocopy in folder)

Dormitory and Building Financing folder, 1965 - 1966

Dormitory Planning Committee folder, 1966 - 1978

Dormitory bonds folder, 1965

Dormitory Project (Women's) Dillon Hall, folder, 1966

04/03/08 Wampler Towers Dedication Ceremony folder

Neilsen Construction Company-- Student Union folder, 1967 - 1969

Rebecca Hall-- Home Economics Project-- Nielsen Construction Co. folder, 1968

Track project folder, 1969 - 1971

Kline Campus Center Contactors' folder, 1986 - 1987

Founders Hall folder, nondated

Cole Hall Project folder, 1973

Campus Center- Reports folder, 1971 - 1980

Report to the President on The Kline Campus Center, June 30, 1971 by Richard M. Bellows, Director, Kline Campus Center

Classroom- Administration Building Planning Committee folder, 1962 - 1973

Classroom- Administrative Building Planning Committee Minutes folder, 1962 - 1972

Cole Hall Improvement Project folder, 1969 - 1973

Residence Hall Planning folder, 1972 - 1990

Collection Alexander Mack Memorial Library Special Collections
People Bowman, Warren D.
Geisert, Wayne F.
Stone, Phillip C.