This article analyses the career and personality of Professor John Andrew Rice. It focuses on the events and influences that shaped his decision to Open Black Mountain College in the midst of the Great Depression. His clash with Rollins College President, Hamilton Holt, is discussed at length. Rice’s role at Black Mountain College is touched upon briefly, as is Black Mountains’ emphasis on the arts and progressive teaching methods.
Ritter, Jennifer M.
"Beyond Progressive Education: Why John Andrew Rice Really Opened Black Mountain College,"
Rollins Undergraduate Research Journal: Vol. 5
, Article 2.
Available at: https://scholarship.rollins.edu/rurj/vol5/iss2/2