In 1946, Walter and Flora Hendricks wanted to offer college students a different kind of education. As an alternative to the lecture halls and the impersonal education found at most American universities, they imagined a haven for independent scholars where students had a voice in how the college was run. The Hendricks bought the farm adjacent to their own on a hilltop in southern Vermont and began teaching classes in a converted barn. For 74 years, in one-on-one tutorials and classes with no more than a dozen students, self-directed scholarship was honored and cultivated.



In 2020, Marlboro College closed its doors forever. An alliance with Emerson College in Boston will offer a new home for most students and faculty, but this year’s graduating class will be the last from the campus at the end of South Road in Marlboro, Vermont.


With dozens of panoramic photographs taken at the college from 2019–2020 and many more images from the school’s archives, this book acts as a record of Marlboro College’s final year, a guide to key campus locations, and a scrapbook from its seven decades as a unique, beloved, and inspiring school.

150 pages

In full color (mostly)

9"x9"x1", 2 lbs


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