Western College Vertical File Edit


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  • 1810-2008 (Creation)


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  • Abstract

    Collection of materials about frequently requested materials in the Western Archives. Most of the inforrmation is related to historical aspects of Western College.

  • Arrangement

    Arranged by subject in various folders.

    Vertical Files

    This record group contains frequently used files and useful documents that are stored in the Reading Room in the Vertical File Cabinet.

    Vertical File Drawer 1

    Folder One: Acting Presidents

    • Ohio College Association Annual Report for Western College by Acting President Mary Sawyer, 1912 • Letter to Dr. John Molyneaux, from Richard P Ernst, October 1, 1932. • Photograph of John Molyneaux

    Folder Two: Alumnae Hall

    • Alumnae Hall Postcards [4] various views and ages • Photocopy of Photograph of Alumnae hall (1928) • "Alumnae Hall, 1890-1977" Article from WCAA Bulletin, Fall 1977 • "Researcher reconstructs old physics lab" by Sigalia Dostrovsky, WCAA Bulletin, 1984 • Information Sheet on Alumnae Hall 1890-1977 • Information on Alumnae Hall Physics Lab • Letter to "Sirs" from Alpha Phi Omega secretary Kathryn M. Akers, November 21, 1979

    Folder Three: Donavon Auble

    • Recommendation for Appointment to the Graduate Faculty for Donavon Auble, January 31st, 1977 • Summary of biography of Donavon Auble • Recommendation for Summer Teaching, 1962 for Donavon Auble

    Folder Four: Board of Trustees, 1930-1974

    • List of Board of Trustees 1930-1974 [7 Type Written] • Handwritten list of Trustees various years [15 pages]

    Folder 4A: Bruner, Peter

    Folder Five: Buildings on Miami's Campus

    • "Miami University Buildings Past and Present" By Peter Flintermann, Photocopied booklet • "The Stonemason" in WCAA Bulletin, Spring 1977 • Photocopies from the book "Biographies of Men and Women for Whom Miami Buildings are Named, by R.E. Glos

    Folder Six: Boyd Science Hall/Boyd, William Waddell

    • William Waddell Boyd short biography • William Waddell Boyd 1862-1944 Short biography • Miami University Bulletin Obituaries, "Dr. W.W.Boyd" • Color Postcard

    Folder Seven: Peter Bruner

    • "Modern Bradley Home is Link to Pre-Civil War Generation" by Jo Brickels, Oxford Press, 1959 [Original and Two copes, with highlights about Cephas Brown and Peter Bruner] • "Former Slave was oxfords First Black Mayor" by Zach Parks, Oxford Press

    Folder Eight: Cephas Burns

    • List of Location of the bridges as of April 2004 • Photocopy of Bridge photograph, "Before Cephas Burns built bridges" • "The Stonemason", WCAA Bulletin Spring 1977 • "1977 Fund Allocations" • "Cephus Burns" Thursday May 30, 1985, Oxford Press • Ohio Historic Preservation Office listing for the house of "Home of Cephas Burns" • list of "Stonework that is on Western Campus...Attributed to...Cephas Asher Burns"

    Folder Nine: Clawson Hall

    • Color postcard of Clawson hall [2 different ones] • Edith Clawson biography • Edith Clawson 1878-1944

    Folder Ten: Construction Information on Western Halls

    • "Construction Information, Miami University, July 15, 1975" • "The Stonemason", WCAA Bulletin Spring 1977 • Map and Article about Western College

    Folder Eleven: The Cottage

    • Typed history of The Cottage • Email print off of request of photographs • Biography of Lorenzo Lorraine Langstroth 1810-1895 • Open letter "To The Students of Western College" on the Stationary of the Office of the President, Western College, July 5, 1941 • Article on The Cottage • Information about The Cottage

    Folder Twelve: Drugs and Arrests at Western

    • "Arrest 12 Persons in Oxford Drug Raids" by Joe Cella, Hamilton Journal-News [Dated 5/5/1970, but refers to Miami Students from Western College. Mistake on part of author] • "12 Arrested at Oxford in Combined Drug Raid" Dayton Daily news, 5/5/1970 • "12 Charged after Narcotics Raids in Oxford" Cincinnati Enquirer, 5/6/1970 • "12 nabbed on drug charges" Dayton Daily News, 5/6/1970 • "12 Arrested at Oxford in Combined Drug Raid" Dayton Daily news, 5/5/1970 Photocopy

    Folder Thirteen: The Duck Pond

    • Information on the Duck Pond • "The Stonemason", WCAA Bulletin Spring 1977 • Photocopy of Bridge photograph • Various Postcards of Pond, and Boathouse • Photocopy of Photograph of Pond (1920s)

    Folder Fourteen: Faculty and Staff at Western, 1930-1974

    • List of Western College Faculty, 1930-1974, Including Dates of Employment at Western and Subject(s) Taught [10 pages]

    Folder Fifteen: Frank L. Esterquest

    • Resume of Frank L. Esterquest • Lecture Notes [4 pages] • Article on International Organizations • Final Exam, American History 202, May 1952 • Obituary of Frank Esterquest

    Folder Sixteen: Western Farms

    • List of Farms and information about them • Photocopy of a Barn Photograph • Western Roundup Article, 3/30/1939

    Folder Seventeen: Fraternity and Sorority Information

    • Photocopies from the book "Biographies of Men and Women for Whom Miami Buildings are Named, by R.E. Glos

    Folder Eighteen : Ghosts and Legends

    • "Year Old Tammen Mystery Remains Unsolved" by Rob Gates, Miami Student, April 16, 1954 • Letter to "Sir" by Delmar Jones, Georgia Bureau of Investigation, May 10, 1955 • "Miami Campus Mysteries Still Unsolved" by Irene Wright, Cincinnati Enquirer, April 22, 1972 • "Dorm on Miami campus standing vacant...or is it?" By Brian Friedman, OU Post, 10/29/1976 • "Why Did Tammen Disappear Forever?" Article • "East Quad R.A. Disappearance still a Mystery after 30 years" By Donna Boen, Miami Student, 1983 • "Mysterious Miami" Special Report, January 31, 1996, pp. 8-17 and reprint December 13th, 1996, pp. 20-31 [2 copies] • Report, "The Disappearance of Ronald Henry Tammen Jr." by Rick "Tex" Clevinger, May 27, 1975 • Ron Tammens last English paper?, "Letter to brother John" April 13, 1951 • "The Ghost of Fisher Hall" Haunted Ohio Book Photocopy • "The Vanishing Student" Haunted Ohio Book Photocopy • Sheet of Information on "Ron Tammen, Jr." • Sheet of Information indicating a URL for more information on "Miami Mysteries and Ghost Stories" • "The Ron Tammen Disappearance" Report by Sue Frazier • Letter to "Mr. Lyle s. Evans" concerning the sale of "Oxford Retreat Company" a Sanitorium that was housed in the building now called "Fisher Hall" • "Miami Professor says Amnesia Not Caused by Overstudy"[sic.]by Gilson Wright, Dayton Daily News, April 28, 1953. - this was a working theory for Tammen's disappearance • "I Offered the information..." part of article concerning Tammen disappearance, Journal news, April 23, 1973 • "Miami University possessed by ghostly lore, Shriver says" by Linda Wright, Journal News, Oct. 31, 1992 • "Shriver's Tale of Horror mesmerizes students" by Patrick Noll, The Miami Student, Nov. 2, 1999 • Photocopy of photograph of students touring Fisher hall • "Miami University Boy Missing 11 Days" Cincinnati Enquirer article, 1953? • "Miami University's Missing Student Case Recalls 16-year-old Myster of Coed" by Gilson Wright, Dayton Daily News, 5/5/1953 • "Watchful Waiting Sets In For "Missing" Case", and "Tammen case Might Neer Be Solved" Dayton Daily News • "Cold Case May be Re-opened 55 years later" - Crime and Justice Forum, Gary Ainsworth, January 18th, 2008 • "Police Reopen 54-year-old Miami Mystery" by Caroline Briggs, 1/18/08, Miami Student • "Georgia Police exhume Body in attempt to solve Miami mystery, by Caroline Briggs, 2/8/08, Miami Student • Forum Posts concerning the Tammen Disappearance • Case of Oxford's mystery man revived, By Lori kurtzman, Cincinnati Enquirer, January 19, 2008 • "More answers may link 1953 cold case to Georgia remains" by Lauren Pack, January 18, 2008 • "Oxford Police also confirmed they..." Journal-news, printed 1/17/08 • Letter to "Dean of Miami University" from Delmar Jones, Director of Georgia Bureau of Investigation, May 10th, 1955 • Western Oxford, V. 9 No. 3, May 1901, "Our Ghost" • "Homecoming Traditions date back to 19th century" by Jeffrey Ball, Miami Student, Oct. 25, 1996 • "The mystery that everybody missed" by Kathy Fox, Miami Forum, V.6, no.3, 1997 • "Upham Kisses Last a Lifetime" by Melissa Baker, Miami Student, Feb 14, 1997 • "Upham Phantom to reveal identity to mystified prof" by J.J. Ulsh, Miami Student, April 29 • Information on Elliot Hall • Map of Liberty • "Have ghosts of railroaders haunted screaming bridge?" in The Railroads of Butler County by Jim Bount • "Miami Legends 'Scare-Off' Halloween Spooks" in Miami Student, 10/29/1963 [2 copies] • Letter to "Mr Friedman" from Sue Frazier, October 12, 1976 • Letter to "Professor Havinghurst" From James T. Crawford, May 30th, 1973 • Public notice "Appeal to all would-be ghost busters" from "Men of Fisher Hall" (1954-55?) • "Mysteries haunt Miami Students" by Lisa Carilo Rose in Journal News, Oct. 30, 1976 • "Ghosts, Goblins, Witches, Proessors Loosed on World on Halloween Eve" by John Wyant in Miami Student, 10/64 [2 copies] • "Is Something Going Bump In the Night?" by Alice Hornbaker in Cincinnati Enquirer, Feb 16, 1977 • Packet of Information on Oxford Retreat, including map, history and photographs • "The Cremation" in This Miami Student, March, 1895, Vol. 14, no. 6 • "Legends: dead or alive?" by Sarah Roos, in High Street Journal, October 28, 1999, pp 11. • "Services Held for Students Involved in Night Tragedy" [2 copies] • "Tragic Implications" from editorial Page of the Miami Student, Tues. May 12, 1959 • "Miami Legends" sheet [3 copeis] • Packet on the Oxford Retreat • "Ghost Stories" by Lori Marie Gramlich in Oxford Press, May 2, 1996 [2 copies] • "Miss Peabody Regrets" from Haunted Ohio V Bonus, 9/2/2004 • "Mysteries haunt Miami student" by Lisa Cardillo Rose, Journal News, Oct. 30, 1976 • "Miami to unveil new history lesson" by Randy McNutt, Cincinnati Enquirer • "Spooky season unearths campus tales of terror" by Bill Wright, Miami Student Oct28th, 1994 • Letter to "Ms. Knight" from Ginny Simon, Nov. 20, 1990 • Transcript from 1/1/1990, Ginny Simon, David Schmidt, Miami Univ. Ghost Legends • "Spooked yet?" Kumler Chapel article • "Legends of Miami" from Miami Dimensions, Vol.7, No.1, (November 1960) • "Ghost Biker lives in MU Legend" by Mark Spencer in Hamilton Journal-News, October 31, 1998 • "Unsolved Mysteries" by Kelly Vice in High Street Journal, Oct. 28, 1999 • Excerpt from Haunted Ohio, "Ghastly Ghostly Odors" • "Ax Murderers & Missing Persons" by June Roland in Miami Student, Tues. April 4, 1972 • "Murder at Reid" in The Miami Forum, December 13, 1996 • Ohio Magazine article, "Ghost Story" by Jeff Robinson with part about Peabody Hall, October 2001 • "Ghost Stories" by Lori Marie Gramlich, May 2, 1996

    Folder Eighteen Part 2 : Ghosts and Legends On Tape

    • "Miami Mysteries" (1982) Dr. Phillip Shriver gives his annual presentation on the legends and strange occurrences at Miami University (2 Tapes) • Memories of Western (2000) Debra Hefty Farler ('73) discusses her experiences as a student at Western College for Women. Includes several spooky stories.

    Folder Nineteen : William Gran, Western and Miami Math Professor

    • "A memorial to William Gran" by George Arfken, W.C. McNelly, and R.A. Hefner, December 0, 1963 • "Four professors reach emeritus status....William H. Gran", in The Miami Alumnus, Vol. 15, No. 8, 1962 • "New Appointments for Western C." (1961) • William Gran's record of pay raises • William Gran's Application for employment • Report from Members of the Faculty, College of Arts and Science, (1960-61) [ 3 copies]

    Folder Twenty: Green Beer Day

    • "The History of Green Beer Day in Oxford" Information Sheet • "Loyal Irish and Other Join To Honor Good Saint Patrick" by Mary Belle Bogan in Miami Student, March 14, 1952 • "Miami celebrates Green Beer Day 1996, By Carrie Coogan, March 14, 1996 • Entertainment Page of Miami Student, 3/16/1997, about Green Beer Day • "Green Beer Day 1998" in High Street Journal, March 5, 1998 packet of articles • Opinion Page of High Street Journal, March 4, 1999 • High Street Journal, March 9, 2000 Green Beer Day articles • High Street Journal, March 8, 2001 Green Beer Day articles • High Street Journal, March 7, 2002 Green Beer Day articles

    Folder Twenty-one: Walter Havighurst

    • Sheet of Information on Walter Havighurst • Sheet of Information, "With Marion" • Curriculum Vitae of Walter Havighurst • "The Scroll" of PHI DELTA THETA, January 1962, Article on Walter Havighurst • Alumni Weekend 1994 packet to memorialize Walter Havighurst • Pay Raise schedule of Walter Havinghust • Photocopied Photograph of Havighurst • "Walter Havighurst 'personified Miami'" Obituary, Miami Student • Letter to "Mary Lynn" on Walter Havighurst's Stationary with handwritten notes • "Varied Summer Activities Attract Miami U. Faculty" by Bob Howard • "Midwell Committee on Creative and Critical Writing" by W. Havighurst • "Slant Walk Report; Havighurst Library, Gift of Mr. And Mrs. Kenneth M. Grubb" from The Miami Alumni, Vol 26. No. 6, Feb. 1973 • Saturday Review of Literature, Vol XXVIII, No. I with Walter Havighurst Library • W. Havighurst's Remarks for Havighurst Hall Nov. 5, 1983 • Memo "To Members of the Teaching Staff" by Walter Havighurst • Letter to "Dr. Hokue" from Walter Havighurst, Jul. 1, 1950 • Letter to "Miss Marshall" from Walter Havighurst on MU Dept. of English stationary • Letter to "Dr. E.H. Hahne" from Walter Havighurst on MU Dept. of English stationary, April 1, 1947 • Letter to "Dr. E.H. Hahne" from Walter Havighurst on MU Dept. of English stationary, October 26, 1946 • "Facility named for Dr. Walter Havighurst" pg. 4, The Miamian • "About Walter Havighurst" information sheet • Lists of names of editors • Photocopy of invitation to a "Conference for Writers and Readers" at the University of Pittsburgh • "68th Annual Meeting of the Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Society" itinerary. • Denison University, PHI BETA KAPPA Annual Address program • Letter to W. Havighurst from "President" sent July 1, 1950 • "For the Benton Bulletin -- report on a year's leave" by Walter Havighurst (1949-50) • Letter to "Dr. Hahne" from Walter Havighurst on personal stationary • Note about Walter Havighurst's receipt of Rockefeller Grant • Letter to "Dean Harvey Minnich" from "President" from Feb. 25, 1948 • Letter to W. Havighurst from "President" • "Oxford Writers Honored at Library Tea" article • "Mr. Havighurst's 'Miami Years' Has New Decade" article • "To Receive Award" article photocopy • "To Dedicate Collection at Miami U. Library" article • "New York Day By Day" by Charles Driscoll article • Letter to Walter Havighurst from "The Secretary of the Board of Trustees" August 16, 1928 • Letter to Mr. Ernest Cady from John D. Millett, Oct. 9, 1958 • Letter to "Dr. Hahne" from Walter Havighurst on MU Dept. of English stationary, Feb. 15, 1949 • 'The Benton Bulletin, XIII-20', "Harrison Hall" article • "Special Collections Library Honors Walter Havighurst" article • Photocopied Photograph of Dr. and Mrs. Havighurst • "Decade Added to Havighurst's Miami Years" in Hamilton Journal from Friday, April 25, 1969 • "Havighurst Will Address Archaeological Society" • "Children's Author To Speak On Panel Sponsored by PTA" by Mary Bradstreet in The Cincinna[ti Enquirer?] • "Pioneers in Old Wisconsin" review of Walter Havighurst's story 'The Winds of Spring' by Fred T. Marsh in New York Herald Tribune, April 7, 1940 • "Ohio Board of Regents Honors MU, UC Profs" in Cincinnati Enquirer, May 20, 1968 • Letter to "Miss Boyd" from "President", May 3, 1929 • Program for W. Havinghurst's Memorial Ceremony, Feb. 19, 1994 • "A memorial to Walter E. Havighurst" from the "Memorial Committee" • Packet of Correspondences with coversheet, "Havighurst, Walter E., Approved by Graduate Council, Nov 5, 1947" • Letter to Mr. Havighurst from "President" on February 28, 1928 • Letter to Mr. Havighurst from "President" on March 12, 1928 • Letter to Dr. Upham, from Walter Havighurst on March 24th, 1928 • Letter to Dr. Upham, from Walter Havighurst on March 5th, 1928 • Letter to Miss Marshall, from Walter Havighurst on May 16th, 1928 • List of degrees and notes headed, "Walter Havighurst" • "Varied Summer Activities Attract Miami U. Faculty" by Bob Howard • Photocopy of "The Presbyterian Historical Almanac, and Annual Remembrancer of the Church for 1867" by Joseph M. Wilson, Vol. Nine • Photocopy of "Annual Author Booklet, October 14, 1950" by Martha Kinney Cooper • Photocopied excerpts from "Woman's day" September, 1950 • "Ties of Shared Devotion" article in WCAA Bulletin, VOl. LVII, No.1, Spring 1983

    Folder Twenty-two: Hoyt Hall/Phyllis Hoyt

    • Document on "Phyllis Hoyt, 1918-" • Photocopy of image of Hoyt Hall

    Folder Twenty-three: International Student at Western

    • "International Students At Western, 1949-1971" roster

    Folder Twenty-four: Carolyn Jefferson-Jenkins

    • Biography of Carolyn Jefferson-Jenkins • Draft of "A Transformational Vision and Strategy" packet with hand scribed notes • "Motor Voter Presentation at Congressional Black Caucus" by Carolyn Jefferson-Jenkins, President league of Women Voters, September 17, 1998 • "Bridge Building in a Divided Culture: Can We Really Talk to Each Other? Civil Discourse, Politics and Community" Presented to the Westminster Forum, Minneapolis, Minnesota, March 4, 1999 by Carolyn Jefferson-Jenkins, Ph.D., President of the League of Women Voters of the United States

    Folder Twenty-five: Edgar Stillman-Kelley

    • "Dr. Edgar Stillman Kelley, Famous Composer, Succumbs; Held Fellowship At Western" and attached biography of Edgar Stillman Kelley • "Dean Emeritus of Conservatory, Noted Composer, Dies in East" article in Cincinnati Enquirer, Nov. 13, 1944 • "Edgar Stillman Kelley; A Biographical Sketch" by Ophia D. Smith, Signed by ESK • Postcard of the Edgar Stillman Kelley house on Western • "Dr. Edgar S. Kelley Dies; Composed Symphonic Works; Held Fellowship at Western" Cincinnati Enquirer, Nov. 13, 1944 • Postcard of the Edgar Stillman Kelley house on Western [Different version than above] • Email printout, To: Jacky Johnson, From: Barry Zaslow, "Re: Edgar Stillman Kelley Info Please?"

    Folder Twenty-six: Jessica Stillman Kelley

    • Biography of "Jessie Gregg Kelley" • Handwritten Autobiography of Jessica Stillman Kelley [4 pages] • "Musical Leader; Mrs. Edgar Stillman kelley" news article • Photocopied excerpt of Jesse Stillman Kelley from "The National Cyclopaedia [sic] of American Biography" • "Mrs. Kelley Retires" from Western College Bulletin, May, 1934 • Email printout, To: Jacky Johnson, From: Barry Zaslow, "Re: Edgar Stillman Kelley Info Please?"

    Folder Twenty-seven: Kumler Memorial Chapel

    • Postcard of Kumler Chapel • Packet of information about Kumler Chapel and dedication including photograph • "The Stonemason" WCAA Bulletin, Spring 1977 • "Chapel Dedicated As Memorial" from Western Roundup, Vol. 10, No. 25 • "Alumnae Chapel" newsletter, Sunday, June 18, 1978 • "Jere. Prophet Elias Kumler, Minister, Washington D.C." Alumni list • "Legends of Miami; Kumler" from Miami dimension, v. 7, no. 1 (November, 1960) • "Mysteries haunt Miami students" by Lisa Cardillo Rose, Journal News, Oct. 30, 1976 • Photocopied excerpt from "The Western Oxford, Vol. X, no. 3, January, 1919 • "Alumnae Weekend" program, "9:30 AM Alumnae Chapel" • Image of Kumler construction • Image of Collapse of Kumler • "The Kumler Chapel Story...Through The Windows" from the WCAA Bulletin • Kumler Chapel: A Collage" by Cathy Bauer Cooper, '60 from the WCAA Bulletin, Fall 1983 • "Play it again, Ma'am" legend of piano playing in Kumler • Packet of article and photographs that show inspiration for Kumler chapel in Normandy, France, 1962 • Two photographs of collapsed Kumler

    Folder Twenty-eight: Langstroth Cottage

    • "Langstroth Cottage considered for Landmark Designation" from The Miamian 9/4/1980, Vol. 10, No. 2 • "'The Bee-Man' of Oxford and Langstroth Cottage" booklet compiled and edited by Crossan Hays Curry [1 original copy, 1 photocopy] • Biography sheet of Lorenzo Lorraine Langstroth • Biography sheet of Lorenzo Lorraine Langstroth

    Folder Twenty-nine: Leonard Theater

    • Handwritten note, "In the spring of 1944..." • Information sheet, "Leonard Theater: 1924" • "Emma Gertrude Leonard" Information sheet

    Folder Thirty: Lodge

    • "The Lodge: 1926" Information Sheet • Letter, "To the Student of Western College:" July 5, 1941 • "The Stonemason" from WCAA Bulletin, Spring 1977 • Image of Western Lodge Interior

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    Folder Thirty-one: Mary Lyon Hall

    • "Mary Lyon" Information Sheet [2 copies] • "Mary Lyon" Information Sheet [Different one] • "New Hall" Editorial from The Western Oxford, April, 1904 • Postcards of Mary Lyon Hall [2 different ones] • A Salute to Mt. Holyoke Upon Her 150th Anniversary

    Folder Thirty-two: Men Admitted to Western

    • "Western Room, Board Open to Miami Men" by Diana Stark from Miami Student, May 11, 1971 • "Western College to go coed" from Dayton Journal-Herald, September 23, 1971 • "'For Women' Dropped, Nothing Broke" article • "Western Women ...And Men" from The Miami Student, October 17, 1972 • "Toth Captures Smoking Contest" from Miami Student, April 18, 1972

    Folder Thirty-three: McKee Hall

    • "Leila S. McKee" information sheet [2 copies] • McKee hall postcard • Image of Leila Mckee and Mr. Sam McKee on Peabody Hall Porch

    Folder Thirty-four: Miami Museum of Art

    • Art Museum Postcard [2 different ones] • Art Museum Information Sheet • "Miami Art in a Different Light" by Own Findsen, in Cincinnati Enquirer 5/13/1979 • "New Miami Museum is a Work of Art" by Jayne Merkel, in Cincinnati Enquirer 10/1/1978 • Miami University press release concerning Art Museum • Groundbreaking Ceremony program, December 4, 1976 • "The Miami University Art Museum and its Architecture" information sheet • Information on Art Museum "Exhibition Policy" • "Miami museum: A bold idea that works" by Walt McCaslin, in Journal Herald, June 16, 1979

    Folder Thirty-four: Miami University Timelines

    • "Miami University's 'Other Names'" information sheet • Thumbnail photographs of Miami University Presidents 1824-1965 (and to the end of Shriver's tenure) • "An 'Old Miami' Timeline, 1787-1873" information sheet • "A 'New Miami' Timeline, 1885-1945" information sheet • "A 'Miami University' Timeline, 1946-1998" information sheet • "Chronology of Miami University" • "Legend for The Biography of a University" from Our Miami Heritage, c. 1988 by Douglas Wilson

    Folder Thirty-five: Richard Monaco, Composer

    • List of Works by Richard A. Monaco • "Dr. Monaco Receives Award" in Oxford Press 11/19/1970 • "Western College Alma Mater" sheet music

    Folder Thirty-six: Mount Holyoke and Western

    • 2 Photographs - [Mt. Hoyoke? or Wellesley?] • Photocopies of handwritten notes from Mount Holyoke Archives • Photocopies of handwritten notes and articles from Mount Holyoke Archives [unique] • Photocopies of handwritten notes from Mount Holyoke Archives [unique] • Photocopies of handwritten notes from Mount Holyoke Archives [unique] • Photocopies of List of Associated Schools from Mount Holyoke Archives • Photocopies of Articles from Mount Holyoke Archives • "A Historical Map of Mount Holyoke College, 1837-1987" Map • Photocopies of Article on Western College from Mount Holyoke Archives • Photocopies of Article on Colleges founded under influence from Mount Holyoke from Mount Holyoke Archives • Photocopies of Article on Western College and other universities from Mount Holyoke Archives • Photocopies of handwritten notes from Mount Holyoke Archives • Photocopies of handwritten notes from Mount Holyoke Archives [unique] • Photocopies of "Women's education in three colleges in the western reserve" from Mount Holyoke Archives • Photocopies of articles from Mount Holyoke Archives • "Mount Holyoke of the West" article • Photocopies of article from Mount Holyoke Archives • Western Reserve Academy Plan of Administration, 1918

    Folder Thirty-seven: Multifaria

    • Multifaria information sheet • List of Multifaria Dedications

    Folder Thirty-eight: National Register of Historical Place- Western Female Seminary

    • "Preserving our heritage" from Miami student 10/9/1979 • WCAA Newsletter, July 1980 • "Western campus on National Register" from WCAA Bulletin, Vol. LVII No.1 Spring 1984 • Letter to President Shriver from David Brook of State Historic Preservation office, October 5, 1979 • Collection of Three letters beginning with letter to "Mr. David Brook" from Phillip Shriver, October 3, 1979 • Packet of letters between Mr. Marshall Clark and President Shriver beginning Febuary 11, 1980 • Letter to President Shriver from Marshall Clark, February 26th, 1980, and attached article from Miami Student, "Buildings may be demolished" by Jayne Hagerman

    Folder Thirty-nine: Needham Fund

    • Information sheet on "Needham Fund" in Mulitfaria, 1927

    Folder Forty: Nellie Tilton Warfield Essay Prize

    • Information sheet on Tellie Tilton Warfield Essay Prize

    Folder Forty-one: Oxford Female College

    • Oxford Female College, "Ox College" - Alumnae directory, 1833-1928

    Folder Forty-two: Oxford Female College History

    • Information sheet Oxford College History • "The Oxford Female College" excerpt photocopy • "Professing 'Western' Literacy: Globalization and Women's Education at the Western College for Women" by Shevaun Watson and Morris Young

    Folder Forty-three: Oxford Lodge No. 67 (Free Masonry)

    • Early History of Oxford Lodge No. 67, F. and A.M., Instituted in 1822 and Chartered in 1823

    Folder Forty-four: Patterson Place

    • Patterson Place Postcard • James Ramsey Patterson (1834-1913) biography page • James Ramsey Patterson (1834-1913) biography page (Different one) • Partial Report on Patterson Place

    Folder Forty-five: Peabody Hall

    • "The Fire" by Marguerite Whalen, '15, from The Western Oxford, Nov., 1912 • "Western'S Third Main Building Celebrates Quiet Centennial", October 18, 1977 • 'Chapter III' from "Twenty-fifth Anniversary of the Western Female Seminary, 1880 • Letter to "Miss Butler" From "Adelia Cone", May 27, 1946 (Transcription) • History of Western College, by Sarah Isabella Howe ('65) • Peabody Hall Postcard • Floor plan of Peabody Hall ca. 1918-1924 (2 copies) • Genealogical information sheet on Helen Peabody • Helen Peabody information sheet • Photocopies of handwritten notes from Mount Holyoke Archives • Construction information sheet on Peabody Hall • Typewritten information on the first Peabody hall • "Oxford Citizen" news article on Destruction of Peabody Hall in 1861 • Helen Peabody information sheet (Different one)

    Folder Forty-six: Perfect Posture Campaign

    • History of perfect posture campaign from Mulifaria 1927

    Folder Forty-seven: Presser Hall

    • Presser hall postcard • Information sheet on Theodore Presser • Information sheet on Theodore Presser (different one) • Reports on Presser hall, photocopies

    Folder Forty-eight: Protest at Western

    • "Administration gives understanding nod to Western hours sleep-out demonstration" by David Pollak, Miami student, April 14, 1969 • "Western Tries Open Visitation" by Mike Chritton, The Miami Student, 10/19/1971 • "Miami, Western Students to Fast in National Effort for Pakistan" by Mike Cornicelli [Miami Student?] • "Girls Protest While Asleep", April 1, 1969, in Dayton Daily News • "Statement Raps Nixon, Violence", May, 1970 • "Coeds protest dorm hour with 'sleep-in'" by AP in Cleveland Plain Dealer, Wednesday April 2, 1969 • "Pageant was a beaut!" by Dick Perry, in Tri-County News, 3/2/1993 • "Soup spilled on head of student is costly..." Hamilton journal Daily News, Tuesday May 11, 1971 • "Campus is Called Wrong Place to Protest War" by John Vesey, Phoenix Gazette, Feb. 4, 1971 • Protest by African American Students at

    Folder Forty-nine: Research Papers/Thesis

    • Research papers/Thesis listed by Title, year, and author

    Folder Fifty: Sawyer Gymnasium

    • Information Sheet on Mary Alma Sawyer • Information Sheet on Mary Alma Sawyer (Different one) • "Sawyer Gymnasium" from The Western Oxford, Nov. 1913 • Three Different Sawyer Gymnasium postcards

    Folder Fifty-one: Scrapbooks

    • Scrapbooks in Order by Last Name

    Folder Fifty-two: Sports figures from Miami

    • Excerpts from "Miami of Ohio- The Cradle of Coaches" by Bob Kurz, Publ. by Troy Daily news, 1983

    Folder Fifty-three: Harriet Beecher Stowe Desk

    • "Historic Desk at Western" • "Stowe, Harriet Beecher" information from the Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed. 2001. • Email to "reference@plch.lib.oh.us" from "historystaff@plch.lib.oh.us" "Re: eReference from diane kaufman • "Oxford- When lyman Beecher Stowe, of New York City, visited Western College..." from The Dayton Herald, June 2, 1940 • Notes dicatated by Miss. S.B. Pike

    Folder Fifty-four: First Teachers at Western

    • Photocopies of handwritten notes from Mount Holyoke Archives • Photocopies of handwritten notes from Mount Holyoke Archives • Photocopies of handwritten notes from Mount Holyoke Archives

    Folder Fifty-five: Harry S Thobe

    • "Harry Thobe Ends Career as Miami Fan" Obituary in Oxford Press, March 30, 1950 • "H.S. Thobe and Son, Contractors" from Oxford Town, undated ca. 1920 • H.S. Thobe and Son Contractors Ad • "H.S. Thobe, Skilled Artisan" in Oxford Town, by Ralph McGinnis • Excerpt from "Memoirs of The Miami Valley, V. III" "Harry Thobe" • "Harry S. Thobe" from Centennial History of Butler Country, 1905 • "H.S. Thobe and Son, Contractors" From Oxford Town on Tallawanda or Oxford Town, The Village on the Hill

    Folder Fifty-six: Daniel Tenney

    • Daniel Tenney information sheet

    Folder Fifty-seven: Thompson Hall and President Thompson

    • Photocopied photo • Mary Moore Dabney Thompson information sheet • Mary Moore Dabney Thompson biography sheet • "'New Dorm' at Western to become Thompson Hall" from Dayton News, 12/8/1970 • "Western dedicates dormitory in honor of former president" from Hamilton Journal, 12/14/1970 • "Thompson Family at Western Dedication" photograph from Oxford Press, 12/17/70 • "Western Will Honor Mrs. t..." by Eleanor Adams, from Cincinnati Enquirer, 12/9/1970 • "Western Names Dormitory For Mary D. Thompson" in Oxford Press, 12/9/1970 • "Honor Former Head of Western; 'The Dorm' to Become Thompson Hall" from Journal? 9/9/1970 • "300 Attend WC Dorm Dedication" from Cincinnati Enquirer, 12/14/1970 • Photo- Mrs. President Thompson • Thompson Hall postcard • Photo- aged Mrs. Thompson

    Folder Fifty-eight: Tree Day

    • Postcard from Tree Day • "History of Tree Day at Western College, 1894-1933" information sheet

    Folder Fifty-nine: Western College for Women 100th anniversary

    • Western College Bulletin - Centennial issue • Western Life- Centennial issue

    Folder Sixty: Western Merger 1974

    • "Dear Friends:" letter June 1973 • "Dear Western Student" letter from the president's office, June 19th, 1973, Signed William c. Spencer • Copy of Agreement of Merger with handwritten notes • "Report of the Planning Team on the Western College of Miami University" in Special Edition of The Miamian, November 12, 1973, Vol. 3, No. 9 • Photocopy of complete issue, Western College Alumnae Bulletin, Fall 1974

    Folder Sixty-one: WCP- First classes offered Fall, 1974

    • Photocopies of Course Listings for Western College Program

    Folder Sixty-two: Western Traditions

    • "Festive Days, Special Occasions, Traditions" compiled in 1953 by Gertrude Leonard • List of Traditions information sheet • "Tra-di-tion" Scrapbook photocopies • "Miami University: A Personal History" by Phillip Shriver

    Folder Sixty-three: Western during World War One

    • "Western College For Women" Memo, 8/31/1918 • "War Work at The Western College for Women" Information Sheet • "The Farmerettes of World War I and World War II" - News from Western College • Photocopy of Photograph

    Folder Sixty-four: Western during World War Two

    • Photocopy of Photograph of Soldiers • Photocopy of Photograph of Soldiers • "The War at Western College" from June 18, 1942 typewritten sheet • Photocopy of Photograph of Farmers at Western • "Western College Girls Expert Gardners, Outdoing "Farmettes" of World War I" Cincinnati Enquirer, June 30, 1941 • "Shall We Try Sheep?" from Scope, March, 1942 • "In keeping with the progressive..." letter, signature illegible

    Folder Sixty-five: Dorothy Woodland

    • "Alba Craft" Tapes - Uranium Mining site, [2 tapes] • "Dr. Woodland to be School's First Woman Dean" from Hreefold Advocate, Vol. XII, No. 19?, Wed. April 9th, 1947 • "Dr. Dorothy Jane Woodland" information sheet • "Dorothy Woodland, The Manhattan Project, and Alba Craft" information sheet • "Woodland, Dorothy J." list of qualifications and obituary • Listing in book, "Woodland, Dorothy Jane" • Dr Woodland transcribed memories, 1/19/1999 • "Theta Chi Delta" membership form, photocopy • Award for 25 years of service at John Brown University • "On The Clover" article • Obituary of Dorothy J. Woodland from the Herald Leader of Siloam Springs, January 24, 1999 • "JBU Faculty Members Are Named Outstanding" article • "Unusual Program Made Available to the Public" article from The Herald and Democrat, Feb. 11, 1954 • "A Meeting-Ground for Christianity and Science" by Dr. D.J. Woodland, April 30th, 1968 • "My present thinking however dwells primarily within..." typewritten paper • "Dr. Dorothy J. Woodland, Professor of Chemistry" memorial speech • Letter to "Dr. Woodland" from "Love, [Illegible]", Jan. 28, 1987 • Letter to "Dear Sirs" from Lee T. Netherton, Nept. of Chemistry on John Brown University letterhead, Nov. 17, 1972 • Photocopied photograph of Dr. Woodland? • Photocopied photograph of "Woodland house in Wooster" • Photocopied photograph of "Dorothy With Mabel" • Photocopied photograph of Young Dorothy Woodland? • Photocopied photographs of Young Dorothy Woodland? • Photocopied photographs of Young Dorothy Woodland? • Photocopied photographs of Elderly Dorothy Woodland? • Photocopied photograph of Elderly Dorothy Woodland? • Letter, "Dear A. S." from Dorothy Woodland, November 7, 1985 • Envelope addressed to "Megan Ruge" of WCMA from "Jan Lancaster, JBU Archives"

    Folder Sixty-five: YWCA and Religious Life at Western

    • "The Young Women's Christian Association and Religious Life at Western" information sheet

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  • 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.

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    Comprised of postcards, reports, articles, photorgraphs, sheet music and news articles.

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