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Bread Loaf Conservation Project, 2014

Identifier: A29.III


  • 2014

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Open for research with restriction.

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In 2014, the Moore Charitable Foundation and Middlebury College established the Bread Loaf Preservation Fund. The endowment allows Middlebury College to preserve and maintain the Bread Loaf campus and the surrounding forests and fields in perpetuity while also supporting educational programming and recreational activities. Much of the 2,100 acres will be protected through a conservation easement held by the Vermont Land Trust working in partnership with The Nature Conservancy. Louis Bacon, Class of 1979, Middlebury College Trustee, and conservation philanthropist, is the Chairman of the Moore Charitable Foundation, Inc., (MCF) and its affiliate foundations. Founded by Mr. Bacon in 1992, MCF supports conservation nonprofits that focus on protecting threatened landscapes, habitats and water bodies. The Bread Loaf campus is home to the Bread Loaf School of English (1920) and the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference (1926). The Robert Frost Farm, a national historic site near the campus, is part of the Bread Loaf lands to be conserved.


From the Record Group: 1.75 Linear Feet (1 document box, 1 half document box, 2 binders)

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Middlebury College
Davis Family Library
110 Storrs Avenue
Middlebury Vermont 05753 United States