DAR collection to be added to College of Building Arts library

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) --{}The American College of the BuildingArts has been granted a large grant from the Daughters of the American Revolution to add to a special collection in the school's library.

The DAR is donating $9,400 to the College of the BuildingArts for the creation of the DAR Special Collection in the College'sByrne-Diderot Library which also includes over 6,000 books relating to traditional buildingarts.

The money is coming from The Fort Sullivan Chapter of the DAR located in Charleston.

"We are thrilled to receive this generous gift from the DAR," Colby M. Broadwater, III, presidentof the College said. "Our application was one of many and we deeplyappreciate the DAR's commitment to the teaching of the traditional buildingtrades. {}We are fortunate that they havechosen to assist us in preserving these rare and historical books, periodicalsand materials so integral to the instruction in the classic building arts.{} Not only do our students benefit from thiscollection, but it is open to the public for their use as well. "

Launched in 2010, the DAR grants program receiveshundreds of grants applications each year, making competition for the funding high. {}

Interested groups must be sponsored by a localDAR chapter, submit a copy of their 501(c)(3) IRS documentation, and include anarrative that describes the need and urgency of the project as well as plannedactivities and benefits to the community which will result from the grant.