Archive for Wednesday, March 23, 2011

40 years ago: Cottonwood, Inc., begins fund-raising for facility in southwest Lawrence

March 23, 2011


From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Mar. 23, 1971:

  • Cottonwood, Inc., was planning a fund-raising campaign to generate $200,000 to finance “a center for the education, training and welfare of mentally and physically handicapped children and adults.” The center was to be built on a 37-acre site in southwest Lawrence which was owned by Cottonwood’s non-profit organization. A member of a county association for children with developmental disabilities had contacted local residents in 1969 on the need for land for such a community facility. Several weeks later, the 37-acre tract had been purchased and presented by an anonymous donor. The following May, 25 trustees had been named and Arthur Wolf of Centron Film Corp. had been elected president.
  • Buckminster Fuller was scheduled to visit Kansas University as part of the Humanities Lecture Series and also as part of the upcoming Festival of Arts. Fuller’s evening lecture had been moved from the University Theatre to Hoch Auditorium. He was also scheduled to speak to morning and afternoon audiences in Woodruff Auditorium.


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