Rollins Digital Collections
Dr. Hamilton Holt (1872-1951), the eighth President of Rollins, fostered a great legacy of expansion and growth for the College. Holt established the Spanish Mediterranean architectural style of the campus, founded the Animated Magazine, and launched the Conference Plan that centered the Rollins curriculum on the individual student. He also brought many great personalities to Rollins, including Presidents Roosevelt and Truman, and the American philosopher John Dewey. It was during the Holt era that Rollins achieved national prominence as one of the outstanding experimental colleges of the time. The pictures contained in this collection span his tenure at Rollins (1925-1949) and also his life. Here you will find a collection of his photos, speeches, and writings. Each image explains some aspect of his legacy.