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Guide to the Vernon Court Junior College collection , undated

Page 1 of 5 Guide to the Vernon Court Junior College collection , undated 82 Touro Street Newport, RI Tel: Fax: Published in 2013
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Page 1 of 5 Guide to the Vernon Court Junior College collection , undated 82 Touro Street Newport, RI Tel: Fax: Published in 2013 Collection overview Title: Date range: Creator: Extent: Abstract: Language of materials: Repository: Collection number: Vernon Court Junior College collection , undated Vernon Court Junior College 0.42 linear feet Small collection of documents, ephemera, and printed material relating to Vernon Court Junior College. English MS Scope & content Small collection of documents, ephemera, and printed material relating to Vernon Court Junior College. Included are issues of Court Crier, the school newsletter, as well as many issues of the Alumae Journal. Course registartion information, including course and final Page 2 of 5 exam schedules are included. Also present are memos, letters, and other communications from the school admistration to students and the families of students. Arrangement The collection is arranged in one series by type, then chronologically with undated material appearing last. I. Vernon Court records Historical note Vernon Court Junior College in operation from September 1963 to January It occupied the manisons Vernon Court, Fairlawn, and Stoneacre, as well as other mansions in the Ruggles Avenue area. It was associated with The Hatch Preparatory School for Boys, which had occupied Vernon Court since In January 1972 the College faced finanical difficulties that forced it to close. At the time of closure the school had 157 enrolled students and 80 employees. All three school buildings were eventually sold, including Stoneacre Field, a 3.75 acre plot, for $61,000 to local plumbing contractor, D. Dixon Donovan. Stoneacre, the former W. Goadby Loew villa, had been demolished to make room for new dormitories, which were never built. Donovan bought other former Vernon Court properties along Ruggles Avenue as well. When the Vernon Court mansion was sold, the property was put back on the tax rolls. Fairlawn is now The Pell Center of Salve Regina University. After passing through several owners, it was acquired by Laurence and Judy Cutler in 1998 and is home to the National Museum of American Illustration. Stoneacre is now the site of Cutler s Olmstead Park. The actress Joan Crawford received an honorary Associate in Arts degree from the school in 1966, when her identical twin daughters, Cathy and Cynthia Crawford, graduated. Access & use Access to the collection: Use of materials: There are no restrictions on access, except that the collection can only be seen by prior appointment. Researchers are advised that express written permission to reproduce, quote, or otherwise publish any portion Page 3 of 5 or extract from this collection must be obtained from. Although NHS has physical ownership of the collection and the materials contained therein, it does not claim literary rights. It is up to the researcher to determine the owners of the literary rights and to obtain any necessary permissions from them. Preferred citation: Vernon Court Junior College collection Vernon Court Junior College collection, MS , Newport Historical Society Contact information: Administrative information About the collection 82 Touro Street Newport, RI Tel: Fax: Aquisition: This collection was donated to the Newport Historical Society by Linda Apicelli, an alumae of Vernon Court Junior College, in January About the finding aid Author: Finding aid prepared by Stacie M. Parillo. Encoding: Finding aid encoded by Stacie M. Parillo 2013 April 05 Descriptive rules: Finding aid based on Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS) Search terms Names: Apicelli, Linda Ashely, Franklyn Baker, James B. Page 4 of 5 Clough, Vida S. Crawford, Joan, Hopf, John T. Kuhnly, W.W. McCormick, Virginia E. (Virginia Evans), Straw, Thelma C. Vernon Court Junior College Walsh, Michael F. Subjects: Types of materials: Functions: Junior colleges--curricula Junior Colleges--United States--Periodicals Junior colleges--rhode Island Women -- Education correspondence handbooks invitations pennants photographic postcards programs (documents) serials (publications) stickers boarding schools (institutions) higher education junior colleges (institutions) schools (institutions) Page 5 of 5 Inventory
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