The following exhibits are on display at the archives. If you have suggestions for future exhibits, contact the archives.
Head, Heart and Hands: Educating the Hands
One of the founding elements of Berry College was the emphasis on the development of the “hands” through labor and hard work. Martha Berry originally had students work in return for their education at the school. As time progressed, the work program changed and modified itself to be the Student Work Program that currently exists. The exhibit features many elements of change in the Work Program, creating a timeline of changes from the early years to the 2010’s. There are also featured cases on the modern work programs that have recently come to be, including the Student Enterprises, Bonner Scholars, Berry College Volunteer Services, and Alumni Work Week. Martha Berry’s thoughts on educating the hands are also present throughout the exhibit.
The Man Behind the Name
After being referred to as simply the Science Building for
over a decade, the building finally received an official name over Mountain Day
2012- McAllister Hall. But for many members of the Berry College community the
name McAllister does not instantly associate with a particular person. However,
the building is named in honor of Dr. Lawrence E. McAllister, the founder of
the Berry Physics Department and long-time professor of the college. Dr.
McAllister made a huge impact on the campus beyond the classroom, and his
former students wished to honor him in some way. Thus, this exhibit details Dr.
McAllister’s life and his contributions to the Berry campus and community, as
well as exploring the history of the formerly known Science Building and the
process of the renaming initiative.