Bryant College Providence Campus circa 1963 [video]


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This film presents a tour of Bryant College’s East side campus circa 1963[?]. Buildings included in the film are:

South Hall, located at the corner of Young Orchard Avenue and Hope Street on the elegant East Side of Providence, RI. The former Bryant and Stratton Business College, newly named Bryant College of Business Administration, moved to South Hall on August 1, 1935 after the building came up for long-term lease. South Hall was primarily used for classrooms. Also located here were the offices of the Dean of the School of Business Administration, Dean of Secretarial and Teacher Education, and the Supervisor of Secretarial Studies. This building also housed the Registrar, Record Room, Maintenance Department and the College Book Store. Note the building's wrought iron railings and ornate archway at the front entrance. The archway became a tradition where graduates processed through it during Class Day exercises and future Commencement ceremonies.

Bryant College's Henry L. Jacobs Library was located on 128 Hope Street, Providence, RI. In 1961, the school bought a large mansion on Hope Street, which was a former residence, and converted it into a library.

Memorial Hall was constructed in 1946 to honor Bryant students and alumni who lost their lives in World War I and World War II.


South Hall;Memorial Hall

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