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Newspaper Coverage

Newspaper articles provide a wonderful window to both the distant and recent past, giving us a view of a particular moment in time and a context that other sources of information cannot provide.

These articles detail both the original construction of the campus as part of Windham College, as well as the subsequent founding and ongoing evolution of Landmark College on the site a number of years after Windham College's closing.

Windham College crestWindham Announces Drive (PDF, 772 KB) (September 11, 1962)
Public announcement of Windham College's intent to construct a campus in Putney, with well-known architect Edward Durell Stone at the helm.

Construction of Aiken Hall Dormitory (PDF, 454 KB) (November 8, 1962)
Describes the construction and occupancy of one of the first dormitories on campus, named after Vermont Senator and Putney native, George Aiken. Also describes the construction of Frost Hall, named after the poet Robert Frost.

Construction Contract Signed (PDF, 391 KB) (October 23, 1965)
Describes the selection and choice of construction company and signing of contracts for additional buildings on campus.

New Windham Library Opens (PDF, 306 KB) (November 11, 1966)
Describes the funding, purpose, and holdings of the library building with an update on other campus construction.

Stone Tours New Campus (PDF, 931 KB)  (October 9, 1967)
Describes campus architect Edward Durell Stone's second visit to the campus to see construction progress.

Windham Opens Student Union (PDF, 352 KB)  (February 15, 1968)
Describes the opening of the new Student Union on the Windham campus.

Articles are reprinted with the permission of the Brattleboro Reformer.

Article Links

View the evolution of national media coverage of Landmark College that detail its unique educational approach in working with students who learn differently.

For history in the making, visit the Landmark College News.

Newspaper Clippings

The selection of clippings span the years 1983 – 2005 and are reprinted with the permission of the Brattleboro Reformer.

Windham Campus to be Back in Business (PDF, 275 KB) (August 6, 1983)
Describes the approval by the U.S. Dept. of Education for the purchase of the Windham College campus and the individuals who helped make it happen.

Landmark School Purchases Former Windham Site (PDF, 1.2 MB) (1983)
Commemorates the official purchase of the site and features a photograph of many of the key individuals, including: Putney Selectman (and now Vermont Governor) Peter Shumlin, Town Manager (and now College faculty) John Bagge, founder Charles Drake, and founding president James Olivier.

Teachers Spruce Up for Opening (PDF, 819 KB) (1985)
Recounts the hard work—beyond the classroom—of faculty and staff to get the Landmark College campus ready.

Landmark College Becomes a Reality on Sept. 17 (PDF, 63 KB) (August 21, 1985)
Describes the opening of the College.

It Was a Landmark Occasion for Three Graduates in Putney (PDF, 800 KB) (May 25, 1988)
Profiles the College's first three graduates and the first graduation in 1988.

Landmark Looks Back at 20 Years of Growth (PDF, 223 KB) (August 26th, 2005)
Presents highlights of the first 20 years of the College.

Landmark Gets $1M Grant for Training (75 KB) (October 20, 2005)
Announces a major grant received by the College from the U.S. Dept. of Education.

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