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.
- Creation: 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.
2 Hollinger Boxes
Language of Materials
This collection received container level processing. This finding aid may be updated to reflect new descriptions as well as acquisitions to the collection.
- Rochelle Pienn
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Code for uncoded script
Part of the Broward County Historical Archives Repository
100 S Andrews Avenue
Fort Lauderdale Florida 33301 United States