Photo of Malcolm Stevens, Vice President (Brown University), and Joseph Hagan, Director of Development (Bryant), announcing a campus sales agreement between the two institutions on March 20, 1969. Brown agreed to purchase Bryant's former Providence campus which consisted of 26 buildings on nearly 11 acres in the vicinity of Benevolent, Cooke, Power, Brook and Young Orchard Avenue. A 122,000 square foot athletic field east of Gano Street was also part of the agreement. The purchase price was $5 million dollars.
At this time Bryant was in the process of planning/building an entirely new campus after receiving 220 acres of farmland located in Smithfield, Rhode Island, from Earl Tupper, former president of Tupperware.