The Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center (BMCM+AC) Collection is a collaborative effort between BMCM+AC and Special Collections at the University of North Carolina at Asheville. Under this agreement, UNC Asheville's Special Collectiions will provide digital access and secure archival storage for materials from the BMCM+AC. This collaboration will allow controlled (physical and digital) access to the photographic materials, documents, correspondence, and publications of Black Mountain College and to newly created materials about Black Mountain College.
BMC+AC was founded in 1993 by Mary Holden to honor and pay tribute to the spirit and history of Black Mountain College and to acknowledge the College's role as a forerunner in progressive interdisciplinary education with a focus on the arts. Emphasizing the individual rather than the institution, the College had striking success in producing creative people of great talent and originality. Despite only exisiting from 1933-1957, Black Mountain College left both a remarkable legacy in the arts and an important educational model.