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Bennett Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2003.10

Scope and Contents

The Bennett Collection contains books, postcards, photographs and records from the Broward County School system, circa 1926-1963. Content in this collection highlights the career of Ulric Joseph Bennett, Superintendent of Broward County Schools.

Dates

  • Circa 1926-1963

Conditions Governing Access

The Bennett Collection is open for research.

Biographical / Historical

Ulric Joseph Bennett was born in Georgia on August 28, 1888. He graduated from the University of Georgia and studied public school administration at the University of Chicago, the University of Michigan, and Columbia University. He taught in rural schools in Georgia and also taught mathematics and science at Piedmont College in Athens, Georgia. He was principal of several high schools and later Superintendent of Schools at Fitzgerald, Georgia, and Dalton, Georgia, before he arrived in Fort Lauderdale in 1926. Bennett was principal of the Fort Lauderdale Central Schools until 1931. Bennett served as the Superintendent of the Broward County School District from 1931-1952. To honor the Superintendent, the Bennett Elementary School opened in 1952. Bennett died in Leon, Florida on January 28, 1982.

Extent

2 Hollinger Boxes

Language of Materials

English

Processing Information

This collection received container level processing. This finding aid may be updated to reflect new descriptions as well as acquisitions to the collection.

Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for uncoded script

Repository Details

Part of the Broward County Historical Archives Repository

Contact:
100 S Andrews Avenue
Fort Lauderdale Florida 33301 United States
954-357-7444