Western College Yearbooks Edit


030 YEAR


  • 1910-1974 (Creation)


  • 64.00 Items (Whole)

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  • Abstract

    Collection of yearbooks about Western College for Women.

  • Arrangement

    Arranged chronologically

    *Yearbooks from 1922 and 1923 are donations from Molly Thatcher. Multifaria Yearbooks 1918-1974

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Materials do not circulate and may be used only in the Archives.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Copyright restrictions do apply.

  • Preferred Citation

    Western College Yearbooks.

  • Other Descriptive Information

    The Western Multifaria. First published by the seniors, this yearbook appeared in 1910 with its initial volume was dedicated to President Newman. In subsequent years, the junior class produced the yearbook. The Western Multifaria chronicled the year’s activities with photographs of organizations, extracurricular activities, academic classes, faculty, staff, and students. http://westernarchives.lib.miamioh.edu/show_content.php?unique_id=87

  • Biographical or Historical Information

    Western College was founded in 1853 as the 'western' representation of Mt. Holyoke in Massachusetts, with its dual vision of missionary zeal and low-cost yet high-quality education for women. Strongly supported by the leaders of the Presbyterian Church of Oxford, classes at the Western Female Seminary began in 1855 with Helen Peabody, a Mt. Holyoke graduate, as principal. In 1888, Western was moving toward becoming accredited as a College and chose Leila S. McKee, a Wellesley graduate, as the new principal. In 1894, Western became "The Western: A College and Seminary for Women;" in 1904, the word "seminary" was dropped and Western became "The Western College for Women." For the next fifty years, Western remained a general liberal arts college, primarily under the presidency of William W. Boyd. With the arrival of President Herrick B. Young in 1954, an international focus began. Many international students and faculty were recruited, international travel seminars were instituted, and a global emphasis was added to the curriculum. In 1970, an innovative interdisciplinary approach to education called "Freedom with Responsibility" was initiated under the leadership of President William C. Spencer. Another new direction was the decision in 1971 to admit men. Faced with major financial difficulties, Western College closed in 1974 and the physical facilities merged with Miami University.Note written by Western Archivist

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  • Scope and Contents

    Yearbooks from 1964 to 1974.

  • Processing Information

    Collection proessed by Western Archivist.

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