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Marlboro College Receives $5,000 Delmas Grant to Preserve Student Work

Marlboro, VT—Marlboro College recently received an additional $5,000 grant from the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation as part of an ongoing effort to preserve on microfilm its students’ Plans of Concentration. The cornerstone of Marlboro’s academic program, the Plan of Concentration is a self-directed rigorous study of an academic subject, which includes a significant written component.

According to Library Director Mary White, it is imperative to preserve these original documents because the college has no back-ups in the event of fire. The grant, the third from the Delmas Foundation (for a total of $15,000), will enable the college to preserve 30 percent of the Plans in the library’s collection. Current Plans can be now be stored digitally, but microfilm is the most cost-effective and long-lasting solution to preserve the older print documents.

The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation promotes the advancement and perpetuation of humanistic inquiry and artistic creativity by encouraging excellence in scholarship and in the performing arts, as well as supporting research libraries and other institutions which transmit cultural heritage. For more information on the Foundation, visit ww.delmas.org.

Founded in 1946, Marlboro College offers undergraduate education in the liberal arts and, since 1997, graduate study focused on Internet technologies. Its 330 undergraduate students enjoy an 8:1 student-faculty ratio, a voice in governing the community and individualized courses of study on a 350-acre campus in the hills of southern Vermont. Marlboro is a Colleges That Change Lives college.

For more information about Marlboro College, contact Elena Sharnoff, Marlboro College Public Affairs Officer, at (802) 251-7644.

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