Western Visiting Artists and Lectures Edit


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  • 1924-1947 (Creation)


  • 1.00 Boxes (Whole)
  • 1.00 Boxes (Whole)

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  • Abstract

    Collection materials related to visiting artists and lecturers who visited the campus of Western College.

  • Arrangement

    Arranged chronologically and alphabetically by name of lecturer and artist.

    Visiting Artists and Lecturers

    You can view a list of Visiting Artists, Lecturers, and Performers

    BOX 1:

    Folder 1: Complete List of Artists, Speakers, Lecturers

    •Archival List of Artists, Speakers, and Lecturers on File

    Folder 2: 1965- India’s President Parvathamma’s Visit

    • Three Small Photographs • Seven Large Photographs • Western College Inter-Office Communication to Mr. Carr from President Young, April 1, 1965

    Folder 3: News Articles about Guests, Artists, Lecturers

    • “John Akar to Speak at Western” Copy of Article • “Dance Mime Coming to Western College,” The Oxford Press, February 3, 1944 • News From Western College 1944 News Release Announcement • The Theatre of Angna Enters Program, February 11, 1944 • “Robert Frost Reads Poems at Colleges,” The Oxford Press, April 13, 1944 • Kumler Worship VII Parents’ Weekend October 31, 1971 with Robert Frost Program • “Gloria Hollister Natural Zoologist” 4-Page Brochure about her work • Western College press release abut Burl Ives (undated) • “Dr. Lotspeich Talks at Western College; Crafts on Display,” Oxford Press, October 5, 1955 • “Women Can Resolve Racism in America,” Dayton Daily News, January 8, 1969 • “Gunman Kills Tom Mboya, Kenyan Leader, in Nairobi,” New York Times, July 6, 1969 (Tom Mboya spoke at Western for one of the Dads Weekends) • “Bryn Mawr President to Speak on Tues. at Western College ” Oxford Press, May 25, 1944 (Katherine McBride) • “Outlines Purpose of Self Education” Middletown , Ohio newspaper, May 31, 1944 (Article briefly tells about President Katherine McBride’s speech) • “Equality for Women Is a Toothless Law” Dayton Daily News, January 8, 1969 (Esther Peterson) • “Talks on India ” West College Corner, Indiana News, November 10, 1944 (Anup Singh)

    Folders 4 – 7: Photographs of various guests in alphabetical order by last name

    Folder 4 – A – G

    •Negative of Philip R. Adams, Director of Cincinnati Art Museum, Speaker, April 19, 1955 •Photograph of John Akar (two photos) •Photograph of George V. Allen •Photograph of Leila Anderson •Photograph of David Bar-Ilan •Photograph of His Excellency Bekalian of Iran •Photograph of Parvin Birjandi, April 27, 1961 •Photograph of Joseph Black •Photograph of E. Martin Browne with The First Annual Faculty Endowed Lectureship Program, March 15-16, 1965 •Photograph of Pearl Buck •Program “Between Me and Thee,” Saturday, April 23 (Don Campbell) •Photograph of Walter D. Cavert •Photograph of Melvin Campbell •Photograph of Amiya Chakravarty, December 1, 1960 •Photograph of Chen Chi •Photograph of Ralph E. Cleland (and wife) •Photograph of Olga Coelno •Photograph of Norman Cousins •Photograph of William Crittenden •Photograph of Jenkin Davies •Photograph of Ernst Davis •Photograph of Agnes de Mille with group •Photograph of Agnes de Mille •Photograph of George M. Docherty •Photograph of Nina Dove •Photograph of Jane Dudley •Photograph of William Duncan (and wife) and John Slade (and wife) •Photograph of Angra Enters •Photograph of Marta Ezcurra •Photograph of Dr. M. T. Faruki, Superintendent of Dayton State and Receiving Hospital •Photograph of Louis Fieser with The Third Annual Faculty Endowed Lectureship Program, October 31-November 1, 1966 •Photograph of Michael Flack •Photograph of Melvin Fox •Photograph of Robert Frost •Photograph of Mr. John N. Garbo, Counselor of Nigerian Embassy, March 7,1961 •Photograph of John Gardner •Photograph of Zelma George, Danforth Visiting Lecturer •Photograph of Nelson Gluck with others •Photograph of Nicholas Goncharoff, Danforth Visiting Lecturer •Photograph of Eugene Gossens •Photograph of Goss-Mayr •Photograph of Martha Graham

    Folder 5 – H – M

    •Photograph of J. Michael Hagopian with Information Page •Photograph of Yass Hakoshima, Mime, 1967 Fall •Photograph of C. A. Harrell •Photograph of Governor Hasham, Governor of Jerusalem, April 19, 1961 •Photograph of William H. Hessler •Photograph of Garland Hopkins •Photograph of George Houser •Photograph of Herbert Howarth (two photos) •Photograph of Hubert Humphrey with woman •Photograph of Burl Ives with boy •Photograph of George Jacoby •Photograph of Serge Jaroff with Information/Photograph •Photograph of Katherine Jocher •Photograph of Robert Jones •Photograph of Mrs. Edgar Stillman Kelley •Photograph of James Keys •Photograph of Back Cho Kim •Photograph of Doo Hun Kim •Photograph of T. Z. Koo •Photograph of John Koutsoumpas •Photograph of Max V. Krebs •Photograph of Alexander Kwapong •Photograph of Arthur Lazarus •Photograph of William Lee •Photograph of David MacLennan •Photograph of George F. MacLeod •Photograph of Madame Chaing Kai-Shek with Article •Photograph of Sydney Maddock •Photograph of Doris Maggio •Photograph of Ruby Manikan •Photograph of Ruby Martin •Photograph of Sophie Maslow •Photograph of Tom Mboya •Photograph of Vernon McKay •Photograph of John McLaughlin •Photograph of Manuel Medina-Ortega, Danforth Visiting Lecturer •Photograph of Adolphe Minjue with others •Photograph of Harold B. Minor •Photograph of Elizabeth Moore •Photograph of Andre Morize •Photograph of Mohamed Moustafa •Photograph of George Mylinas with The Second Annual Faculty Endowed Lectureship Program, January 30- February 1, 1966

    Folder 6 – N - S

    •Photograph of Roy Narris • Photograph of A. S. Nash • Photograph of Nayor •Photograph of E.O. Negahham • Photograph of Carl J. Nelson • Photograph of Davidson Nicol, Danforth Visiting Lecturer • Photograph of John Jacob Niles • Photograph of Fred Nosh • Photograph of S. Edward Peal •Photograph of Esther Peterson • Photograph of Lester Pope • Photograph of Pearl Primus • Photograph of Rom Puntupongse • Photograph of Daniel Ransohoff •Photograph of Thomas A. Reed with students Donna Shalala and Sue Boarsch, October 20, 1965 • Photograph of Edwin O. Reischauer • Photograph of Paul Rusch with others • Photograph of Lauriston L. Scaife •Photograph of Raymond Seeger • Photograph of Lisa Sergio • Photograph of Daird C. Shipley • Photograph of Dr. Anup Singh •Photograph of Joseph Sittler • Photograph of Cornelia Otis Skinner from Program, April 16, 1951 • Photograph of Margaret Chase Smith with others •Photograph of Dr. Ralph Stockman •Photograph of James Straham with others •Photograph of Mary E. Switzer •Photograph of John Swomley

    Folder 7 – T - Z

    •Photograph of Kiyoshi Tanimoto • Photograph of John L. Thompson •Photograph of Francis Throw • Photograph of To Yo Za •Photograph of Averil Tong • Photograph of Trotter • Photograph of Elton Trueblood •Photograph of Trapp Family Singers • Photograph of Theodore Ullman • Photograph of Isaac D. Unna •Photograph of Henry Pitney Van Dusen • Photograph of Richard Waller • Photograph of Francis Willis •Photograph of Colin Wilson • Photograph of Elizabeth Wood • Photograph of Joan A. Wittman • Flyer for Mrs. Chase Going Woodhouse •Photograph of Mary E. Wooley • Photograph of Richard Wright with Biographical Summary • Photograph of Rod Young •Photograph of T. C. Young • Photograph of Sol Yurick •Photograph of Ambassador Zehadi

    Folder 8: Many of our photographs are not identified and are in this folder.

    •Small Photographs of Unidentified Artists/Speakers/Lecturers (twenty-four photos) •Large Photographs of Unidentified Artists/Speakers/Lecturers (twenty-two photos)

    Folders 9- 12: Addresses and Speeches by some of Western’s guests (in order by date)

    Folder 9: 1930s – 1940s

    •Department of Labor Summary of Commencement Address of Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins, June 8, 1937 •Letter to Miss Edmond from Katharine B. Blodgett, May 28, 1942 with Letter to Miss Olga Edmond from Katharine B. Blodgett, May 5, 1942; Address by Katharine Blodgett, May 31, 1924 •Speech by Dr. Richard Leiber, Chairman, Board of Directors, National Conference on State Parks, Senior Day, February 23, 1943 •Woodhouse Press Release, June 1, 1943 •Press Release for Dr. James Francis Cooke, College Day Speaker, October 5, 1943 •Digest of Speech by Dr. Boynton Merrill at Western Senior Day, February 22, 1944 •“Security and the Creative Life,” by Dr. Joseph Haroutunian, May 29, 1945

    Folder 10: 1950s

    •“The Crisis in Culture in the Near East,” by T. Cyler Young, April 7, 1956 •“Colleges Do Not Grow of Themselves: They are Built by People who Believe in Them,” by Wilson Compton, October 12, 1957 •“Anti-Westernism: Cause and Cure,” Senior Day, Vera Micheles Dean, February 15, 1958 •Speech by Narka Nelson on Kumler Chapel, November 24, 1958 •“What Mean Thee By These Stones?” 40th anniversary of the Dedication of Kumler Memorial Chapel, November 24, 1958 •“On Loving God With Our Minds,” Reverend Clarence Wright, pastor of Ravenswood Presbyterian Church, Chicago, Ill., May 3, 1959

    Folder 11: 1960s

    •“Creativity as an Individual Accomplishment,” by Harlan Logan, vice president of General Foods Corporation, Commencement Address, May 30, 1960 •“The Communist Challenge to Humanistic Civilization,” by George K. C. Yeh, Chinese Ambassador to the US, College Day, October 15, 1960 •“Real Life in a Real World,” Speech by Cynthia Wedel, Senior Day, February 17, 1962 •“Safawid Architecture of Isfahan,” by Myron Bement Smith, October 1, 1963 •Sunday Chapel Speech by Henry Caruthers Brockmann, College Pastor at Anniversary of President Kennedy Assassination, November 22, 1964 •“The Arts and Humanities in African Studies,” by Dr. Alan P. Merriam, Africa Conference, April 23, 1966 •Pamphlet: The Second Annual Faculty Endowed Lectureship Program, January 30-February 1, 1966

    Folder 12: 1970s

    •“The Past of the Present,” Address by William C. Spencer, College Day, October 17, 1970 •Baccalaureate Address by Cora Weiss, June 10, 1973 •1973 – Commencement Address

    Folder 13: Special Speeches—Inaugurations, Unveilings, etc.

    •1945 – Two speeches at the retirement of President Thomson and the introduction of President Henderson who succeeded her •1953 – Narka Nelson’s speech at the unveiling of President Thomson’s portrait, April 18, 1953 •1955 – “The First Hundred Years of Western College” Speech given at Centennial Celebration of Western College •1970 – “The New Synthesis” Sermon preached at the inauguration of President William Spencer

    Folder 14: Complete listing of Guests/Faculty/Students for the following years:

    •Book of “Programs by Guest Artists, Faculty, Students: 1944 – 1945” •Book of “Programs by Guest Artists, Faculty, Students: 1945 – 1946” •Book of “Programs by Guest Artists, Faculty, Students: 1946 – 1947”

    Folder 15: Publications (NOTE: not added to chart)

    •“A Visit to Falaknuma Palace and Salar Jung Museum, Hyderabad,” by Miss Akhtar Qambar, visiting lecturer at W. C. •Uttar Pradesh, May 1958 •Qambar, Akhtar, “Christian vocation in the university today,” Student Christian Movement Darshan, Vol. 2 No. 1, July 1956 •Western College Inter-Office Communication to Miss Wasson from President Young, 4/20/67 with “Stray Thoughts” by Akhtar Qamber, October 1962 •“Youth in India Today-Their Culture” by Miss Akhtar Qamber, visiting lecturer •“The Noh-Classical Dance-Drama of the Shogunate Period,” by Akhtar Qambar •“Receives Honorary Degree from Western College,” The Oxford Press, Thursday, May 7, 1970

    Folder 16: Donations from Gail James, (NOTE: not added to chart)

    •Photograph of Puppeteer Kathy Piper

    Folder 17: Donations from Judy Waldron, WCAA

    • Program for A Symposium on The Creative Artist in American Society, March 23, 1959

    Folder 18: Additional Information on Visiting Lecturers/Artists

    •Photograph of David Swing (Miami Professor)

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  • Biographical or Historical Information

    estern 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.

  • Scope and Contents

    Photographs, posters, newspaper articles, speeches and programs.

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