Photo, Blue Ridge Campus Dining Room, Black Mountain College, ca. 1940

Photo, Blue Ridge Campus Dining Room, Black Mountain College, ca. 1940

Courtesy of Western Regional Archives, a branch of the North Carolina State Archives

"Organization and Procedure at Black Mountain College" by John Rice, ca. 1933-1939 (6 pages)

“Organization and Procedures at Black Mountain College” by John Rice ca. 1933-1939 (6 pages)

This document lays out activities and policies at the school. Rice describes, for instance, how the only bell at the school rang to call students and faculty for meals. He argues that this communal dining encouraged conversation and that “some of the best teaching and learning in the College” happened in the dining room.

John Andrew Rice Papers, Appalachian State University

Page 11 of faculty meeting transcript on October 19, 1936

Page 11 of Faculty Meeting Transcript, October 19, 1936

All faculty members had a voice in the running of the school. Decisions at the school reflected long discussion and were made though consensus rather than by voting.

John Andrew Rice Papers, Appalachian State University

Page 14 of Faculty Minutes, no date

 

 

Page 14 of Faculty Meeting Transcript, no date

This selection of an undated faculty meeting transcript captures a faculty discussion about grading.

John Andrew Rice Papers, Appalachian State University