John B. Moore Documentary Studies Collaborative
John B. Moore Documentary Studies Collaborative


Jordana Dym and Randy Abreu 2010
Pres. Moore, 1925

The John B. Moore Documentary Studies Collaborative is generously supported with funding from several sources. The collaborative continues a long partnership between Skidmore and the Moore family, which dates to the arrival of the College's second President Henry T. Moore (1925–1957) and has continued with Moore's son John B. and wife Bettina, and a third generation, Jim and Sue Towne. The Moores and Townes have generously seeded the Storyteller's Institute, the Skidmore-Saratoga Memory Project, and academic year faculty and student development plans with an initial endowment to promote dialogue between documentarians and the Skidmore community and to showcase how a liberal arts education prepares students for professional success by supporting hands-on training to complement the existing curriculum with new summer collaboration opportunities. Additional support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will help launch the collaborative and its participation as one of three initiatives supported by a three-year, $750,000 grant for visual communication, "Project VIS."