William Waddell Boyd Collection Edit

Summary

Identifier
023 1 BOYD
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Archivist, Western College Memorial Archives
Finding Aid Date
20110000
Description Rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of Description
eng

Dates

  • 1862-1944 (Creation)
  • 1914-1931 (Creation)

Extents

  • 1.00 Linear Feet (Whole)
  • 1.00 Boxes (Whole)

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  • Abstract

    Collection of materials concerning the life of educator and administrator William Waddell Boyd who served as president of Western College from 1914 to 1931.

  • Arrangement

    Collection organized and arranged into the following series: Folder 1: William Waddell Boyd, Biography, 1957: Folder 2: Inauguration, William Waddell Boyd, Invitation, Program, Address, Banquet, 1914; Folder 3: William Waddell Boyd, Financial Statements, 1924-1926; Folder 4: William Waddell Boyd, President Roudebush of Miami University, 1929; Folder 5: William Waddell Boyd, President's Reports, 1927-1930; Folder 6: William Waddell Boyd, President's Reports, Statistics, Detailed Reports, 1915-1916; Folder 7: William Waddell Boyd, Marion Letters (transcripts), 1912-1969; Folder 8: William Waddell Boyd, Susan Peabody Letters (transcripts), 1918-1929; Folder 9: William Waddell Boyd, Susan Peabody Letters (transcripts), 1931-1939; Folder 10: William Waddell Boyd, Faculty, 1929; Folder 11: William Waddell Boyd, L. S. McKee Letters (transcripts), 1923-1930; Folder 12: William Waddell Boyd, Trustee Letters, 1928-1930; Folder 13: William Waddell Boyd, L. W. Johnson Letters, 1916: Folder 14: William Waddell Boyd, United States Senate Letters, 1917; Folder 15: William Waddell Boyd, Ward Systems Company Letters, 1917; Folder 16: William Waddell Boyd, Ward System Company Letters, 1917-1918; Folder 17: William Waddell Boyd, Endowment Fund, 1917-1918; Folder 18: William Waddell Boyd, Women's Land Army of American Letters, 1918; Folder 19: William Waddell Boyd, University of Wyoming Letters, 1918; Folder 20: William Waddell Boyd, United States Food Administrction Letters, 1918; Folder 21: William Waddell BOyd, Carnegie Corporation Letters, 1918-1919; Folder 22: William Waddell Boyd, Western Reserve Academy Letters, 1918: Folder 23: William Waddell Boyd, Western Reserve Academy Letters, 1919; Folder 24: William Waddell Boyd, Association of American Colleges Correspondence, 1919; Folder 25: William Waddell Boyd, General Education Board Correspondence, 1919: Folder 26: William Waddell Boyd, Tsai Chin Hwang Correspondence, 1919; Folder 27: William Waddell Boyd, Jennie Hughers Correspondence, 1919: Folder 28: William Waddell Boyd, Death, Memoriam, Obituaries, Appreciation, etc, 1944; Folder 29: William Waddell Boyd, Honors, Alumnae, Board of Christian Education, Elizabeth Crowther, Doctor of Laws, (Undated); Folder 30: William Waddell Boyd, Honors, Faculty, Portrait, Student, Western College, 1924-1961; Folder 31: William Waddell Boyd, Boyd Hall Information, 1963; Folder 32: William Waddell Boyd, Photographs, 1919-1931. Miscellaneous materials included.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Materials do not circulate and are made available to users in the Western College Memorial Archives.

  • Method of Acquisition

    Acquired from various sources.

  • Preferred Citation

    William Waddell Boyd, Western College Memorial Archives, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio.

  • Other Descriptive Information

    http://westernarchives.lib.muohio.edu/show_content.php?unique_id=63

  • Biographical or Historical Information

    William Waddell Boyd served as president of Western College, Oxford, Ohio. He was born on March 8, 1862 in Allegheny, Pennsylvania. Boyd was educated in the public schools of Lancaster, Ohio. He attended Muskingum College for one year and graduated for Marietta College in Marietta, Ohio in 1884. Dr. Boyd held various positions in education throughout his career. He accepted the position as principal of a grammar school in Cambridge, Ohio and was elected a principal of Crawfish Institute in Berne Township near Lancaster, Ohio. In 1890, he was selected as principal of the high school in Marietta, Ohio. The following year he was promoted to Superintendent of the Marietta School District. In 1898, he was appointed to the State of Ohio Board of Examiners. The same year he accepted the position of Superintendent of Schools in Painesville, Ohio for the purpose of establishing closer relationships between high schools and colleges. In 1907, Dr. W. O. Thompson, then president of the Ohio State University invited Dr. Boyd to accept a position as Dean of the newly formed College of Education. He accepted the position and organized the curriculum for the college, selected a faculty and served in that position from 1907 to 1914. In that same year, the trustees of Western College selected him as the president.

    During Boyd's term many changes occurred on Western's campus. Patterson Place became the home of the president; Ernst Nature Theatre was dedicated. Four buildings were constructed: Kumler Chapel, Presser Hall, Mary Lyon Hall and the Western Lodge. The first artist-in-residence at any college or University Edgar Stillman Kelley was selected at Western College. President Boyd began tours of Europe for students. During the United States involvement in War World I, students called "Farmettes" helped the school by planting Victory Gardens. Dr. Boyd retired in 1931. Dr. Boyd's daughter Marion was educated at Western College. After graduating she taught at Western and later at Miami. She married Walter Havighurst, a professor at Miami. Boyd died on February 4, 1944.

  • Related Materials

    http://westernarchives.lib.muohio.edu/index.php

  • Scope and Contents

    The collection consist of materials relating to William Waddell Boyd President of Western College from 1914 to 1931. The materials include correspondence, reports, news paper articles and photographs.

    BOX 6: William Waddell Boyd 1914-1931

    Folder 1: William Waddell Boyd, Biography

    • Short Biography of Dr. William Waddell Boyd • Biography of Dr. Boyd written on Western Stationary (two copies) • “OSU College of Education Observes 50th Birthday,” Columbus Dispatch, 4/21/57

    Folder 2: Inauguration, William Waddell Boyd, Invitation, Program, Address, Banquet

    • Invitation to the Inauguration of William Waddell Boyd as President, November 4, 1914 • Inauguration Invitation Card • Inauguration of William Waddell Boyd as President, November 4, 1914 Program • Address Delivered by William Waddell Boyd at his Inauguration as President of The Western College For Women, November 4, 1914 • Inaugural Banquet, November 4, 1914 Menu

    Folder 3: William Waddell Boyd, Financial Statements

    • Bulletin of the Western College for Women, Financial Statement 1924-25 • Bulletin of the Western College for Women, Financial Statement, 1925-26

    Folder 4: William Waddell Boyd, President Roudebush of Miami University, 1929

    • Letter to Mr. W. P. Roudebush of Miami University from W. W. Boyd, September 17, 1929

    Folder 5: William Waddell Boyd, President’s Reports, 1927-1930

    • Bulletin of The Western College for Women, President’s Report and Financial Statement 1926-27 • Bulletin of The Western College for Women, President’s Report and Financial Statement 1927-28 • Bulletin of The Western College for Women, President’s Report and Financial Statement 1928-29 • Bulletin of The Western College for Women, President’s Report and Financial Statement 1929-1930

    Folder 6: William Waddell Boyd, President’s Reports, Statistics, Detailed Reports

    • Statistics of Colleges and Universities, 1915-16, The Western College for Women • Page Two of Statistics of Colleges and Universities, 1915-16 • Western College for Women, Oxford, Ohio History • Equipment, Campus, Buildings Report • Page Three of Western College for Women Report, Equipment, Campus Buildings • The Endowment Funds Report Page • Buildings, Grounds, and Equipment, Report Page • Faculty Report Page • Degrees Report Page • Continued Report Page

    Folder 7: William Waddell Boyd, Marion Letters (transcripts)

    • Letter to Dearest Marion from Father, November 5, 1914 • Miami Alumni News Letter, March 1931 (noting Boyd-Havighusrt Wedding) • Letter to Mrs. Walter Havighurst, May 8, 1969 • Letter to Hon. Chas. D. Hilles, November 18, 1912

    Folder 8: William Waddell Boyd, Susan Peabody Letters (transcripts)

    • Letter to Miss Peabody from W. W. Boyd, March 24, 1919 • Letter to Miss Susan W. Peabody from W. W. Boyd, April 14, 1927 • Copy of Western Union Telegram to Miss Susan W. Peabody from W. W. Boyd, April 20, 1927 • Letter to Miss Peabody from W. W. Boyd, May 9, 1927 • Letter to Miss Susan Wade Peabody from W. W. Boyd, June 20, 1928 • Letter to Miss Peabody from W. W. Boyd, November 13, 1928 • Letter to Miss Susan Wade Peabody from W. W. Boyd, December 30, 1929

    Folder 9: William Waddell Boyd, Susan Peabody Letters (transcripts)

    • Letter to Miss Peabody from W. W. Boyd, January 14, 1931 • Letter to Miss Peabody from W. W. Boyd, March 29, 1931 • Letter to Miss Peabody from W. W. Boyd, September 5, 1931 • Letter to Miss Peabody from W. W. Boyd, November 15, 1931 • Letter to Miss Peabody from W. W. Boyd, May 18, 1932 • Letter to Miss Peabody from W. W. Boyd, November 1, 1939

    Folder 10: William Waddell Boyd, Faculty

    • A Paper Read to the Faculty of Western at the opening of the college year, September 1929, by W. W. Boyd, President (four pages)

    Folder 11: William W. Boyd, L. S. McKee Letters (transcripts)

    • Letter to Mrs. James B. Welsh from President, October 18, 1923 • Letter to Dr. Boyd from Leila M. Welsh, December 31, 1924 • Letter to Mrs. James B. Welsh from President, January 2, 1925 • Letter to Dr. Boyd from Leila M. Welsh, December 4, 1925 • Letter to Mrs. James B. Welsh from President, December 8, 1925 • Letter to Dr. Boyd from Leila M. Welsh, December 2, 1930 • Letter from Leila McKee Welsh, February 20, Year Unknown

    Folder 12: William Waddell Boyd, Trustees Letters

    • General News Letter to the Board of Trustees, January 9, 1928 (two pages) • Confidential News Letter to the Board of Trustees, The Western College for Women, 9/24/30 (two pages) • Confidential News Letter to the Board of Trustees, The Western College for Women 10/16/30 (two pages) • Letter to Everybody at Western from W. W. Boyd, February 23, 1931 from Cairo, Egypt (three pages) • Letter to Members of the Board from W. W. Boyd, November 30, 1931 (two pages) • General News Letter to the Board of Trustees, Undated (two pages)

    Folder 13: William Waddell Boyd, L. W. Johnson Letters

    • Letter to D. Lillian W. Johnson from W. W. Boyd, October 21, 1916

    Folder 14: William Waddell Boyd, United States Senate Letters

    • Letter to Mr. Boyd from United States Senate [unreadable signature] July 2, 1917 • Letter to Mr. Boyd from United States Senate [unreadable signature] July 6, 1917

    Folder 15: William Waddell Boyd, Ward Systems Company Letters

    • Bulletin C-7 “Why the College and Hospital Needs Us,” from the Wards Systems Company, May 17, 1917 • Letter to Gentlemen of the Ward Systems Co. from President, July 31, 1917 • Letter to Dr. W. W. Boyd, President from The Ward Systems Co., August 8, 1917 • Letter to Mr. R. H. Ward from President, August 10, 1917 • Letter to Dr. W. W. Boyd, President from The Ward Systems Company, August 10, 1917 • Letter to Dr. W. W. Boyd, President, from Ward Systems Company, August 15, 1917 • Letter to W. W. Boyd from Ward Systems Co., Chicago, Ill. • Letter to the Ward Systems Co. from President, August 18, 1917

    Folder 16: William Waddell Boyd, Ward Systems Company Letters

    • Letter to Dr. W. W. Boyd, President, from Ward Systems Company, August 25, 1917 • Letter to the Ward Systems Co. from President, August 29, 1917 • Letter to Mr. B. M. Clark from President, August 29, 1917 • Letter to Dr. W. W. Boyd from R. H. Ward, August 31, 1917 • Letter to Dr. W. W. Boyd from B. M. Clark, August 31, 1917 • Letter to Mr. Geo. F. Houlihan from President, September 1, 1917 • Letter to The Ward Systems Co. from President, June 20, 1918 • “Young America- The World’s Hope. Colleges, Academies, Universities, Schools Planning Great Extensions,” Circular from the Ward Systems Company

    Folder 17: William Waddell Boyd, Endowment Fund

    • Letter to Dr. W. W. Boyd from Executive Secretary, September 26, 1917 • Letter to Dr. W. W. Boyd from B. M. Clark, October 6, 1917 • List of Men Who Attended Dinner • Letter to Mr. B. M. Clark from President, October 18, 1917 • Letter to Dr. W. W. Boyd from B. M. Clark, November 3, 1917 (two pages) • Letter to Mr. B. M. Clark from President, November 5, 1917 • Letter to Dr. W. W. Boyd from B. M. Clark, December 15, 1917 • Letter to Mr. B. M. Clark from President, December 18, 1917 • Letter to Dr. W. W. Boyd from B. M. Clark, January 1, 1918

    Folder 18: William Waddell Boyd, Women’s Land Army of America Letters

    • Letter to President Boyd from Delia West Marble, Chairman of Advisory Council of the Woman’s Land Army of America, January 15, 1918 (two pages) • Letter to Miss Delia West Marble from President, January 21, 1918

    Folder 19: William Waddell Boyd, University of Wyoming Letters

    • Letter to President Boyd from Clara F. McIntyre, January 21, 1918 • Letter to Miss Clara F. McIntyre from President, January 28, 1918

    Folder 20: William Waddell Boyd, United States Food Administration Letters

    • Copy of Letter to W. W. Boyd from Herbert Hoover, January 21, 1918 • Western Union Telegram Transcript to President Western College from Herbert Hoover, January 24, 1918 • Copy of Letter to Mr. Herbert Hoover from President, February 11, 1918 • Copy of Letter to President W. W. Boyd from Herbert Hoover, October 21, 1918 • Transcript of Letter to Mr. Herbert Hoover from W. W. Boyd, Undated

    Folder 21: William Waddell Boyd, Carnegie Corporation Letters

    • Letter to Dr. Henry S. Pritchett from President, April 26, 1918 • Letter to President Boyd from Henry S. Pritchett, April 29, 1918 • Letter to Dr. W. W. Boyd from Jas Bertram, Secretary, May 22, 1918 • Letter to Mr. Jas. Bertram, Secretary from President, May 29, 1918 • Letter to Mr. James Bertram from President, February 21, 1919 • Letter to W. W. Boyd from Jas Bertram, February 25, 1919 • Letter to W. W. Boyd from Jas Bertram, April 5, 1919 • Letter to Dr. H. S. Pritchett from President, April 11, 1919 • Letter to Mr. James Bertram from President, April 11, 1919

    Folder 22: William Waddell Boyd, Western Reserve Academy Letters

    • Copy of Letter from W. W. Boyd, June 18, 1918 • Transcript of Letter to Dr. Boyd from H. O. Sluss, Western Reserve Academy, June 20, 1918 • Copy of Letter to Mr. H. O. Sluss from President, June 22, 1918 • Copy of Letter to Dr. W. W. Boyd from Edith A. Drinker, July 1, 1918 • Copy of Letter to Miss Edith A. Drinker from President, July 6, 1918 • Copy of Letter to Mr. F. A. Seiberling from President, July 6, 1918 • Copy of Action of the Executive Committee of the College Board, September 23, 1918 regarding Western Reserve Academy • Copy of Letter to President W. W. Boyd from Jas E. Clarke, September 27, 1918 • Copy of Letter to Mr. William M. Webb from Associate Secretary, September 27, 1918 • Copy of Letter to President W. W. Boyd from Jas E. Clarke, Associate Secretary, September 27, 1918

    Folder 23: William Waddell Boyd, Western Reserve Academy Letters

    • Transcript of Letter to Dr. Boyd from James W. Ellsworth, April 2, 1919 • Letter regarding Western Reserve Academy from H. O. Sluss, Principal, May 19, 1919 • Transcript of Letter to Dr. Boyd from H. O. Sluss, Principal, May 20, 1919 • Letter to Principal H. O. Sluss from President, May 22, 1919 • Copy of Summary of Conference with Walter Camp, New Haven, Conn., June 6, 1919 • Copy of Conference with Mr. Ellsworth, June 10, 1919 • Copy of Letter to President William W. Boyd from James W. Ellsworth & Co., June 30, 1919 • Copy of Letter to Dr. W. W. Boyd from Jas E. Clarke, July 15, 1919 • Copy of Letter to Dr. James E. Clarke from President, July 19, 1919 • Copy of Letter to President W. W. Boyd from General Board of Education, July 21, 1919 • Copy of Western Reserve Academy Plan of Administration, Undated

    Folder 24: William Waddell Boyd, Association of American Colleges Correspondence

    • Letter “College Credit for Students’ War Service Resolution by Association of American Colleges,” January 17, 1919 • Letter to Mr. President from Association of American Colleges, January 21, 1919 from Robert L. Kelly (two pages)

    Folder 25: William Waddell Boyd, General Education Board Correspondence

    • Letter to Dr. Wallace Butterick from President, March 17, 1919 • Letter to President W. W. Boyd from Dr. Butterick, March 19, 1919 • Letter to Sir from Secretary, March 20, 1919

    Folder 26: William Waddell Boyd, Tsai Chin Hwang Correspondence

    • Copy of Letter to Miss Tsai Chin Hwang from President, July 21, 1919 • Copy of Letter to Miss Tsai Chin Hwang from Secretary, July 23, 1919 • Transcript of Letter to Dr. W. W. Boyd from Tsai Chin Hwang, July 28, 1919

    Folder 27: William Waddell Boyd, Jennie Hughes Correspondence

    • Copy of Letter to Miss Jennie V. Hughes from Secretary, July 22, 1919 • Transcript of Letter to Miss Boyd from Jennie V. Hughes, July 24, 1919 • Copy of Letter to Miss Jennie Hughes from Secretary, July 25, 1919 • Transcript of Letter to Miss Boyd from Jennie V. Hughes, July 30, 1919 • Transcript of Letter to Miss Boyd from Jennie V. Hughes, July 31, 1919 • Copy of Letter to Miss Jennie V. Hughes from Secretary, July 31, 1919 • Copy of Letter to Miss Jennie V. Hughes from Secretary, August 2, 1919

    Folder 28: William Waddell Boyd, Death, Memoriam, Obituaries, Appreciation, etc.

    • “In Memoriam” • Copy of Obituary of Dr. W. W. Boyd from Miami University Bulletin • Letter to President Thomson from Howard J. Savage, Secretary, February 7, 1944 • Envelope addressed to Mrs. Walter Havighurst, May 5, 1944 • Letter to Mrs. Havighurst from Secretary of the Faculty, May 1, 1944 • April 1944 Letter of Appreciation (two pages) • Register of Friends Who Called at the Services of Dr. W. W. Boyd • William Waddell Boyd an appreciation from the members of the faculty 1914 1924

    Folder 29: William Waddell Boyd, Honors, Alumna, Board of Christian Education, Elizabeth Crowther, Doctor of Laws

    • Copy of Regard of Alumna of Dr. Boyd • Copy of Greetings to William Waddell Boyd, from Board of Christian Education • An Appreciation of Dr. W. W. Boyd by a former member of the faculty, Elizabeth Crowther • Copy of Degree of Doctor of Laws to William Waddell Boyd from Miami University

    Folder 30: William Waddell Boyd, Honors, Faculty, Portrait, Student, Western College

    • Copy of Program of An Appreciation from the members of the faculty of William Waddell Boyd, June 2, 1924 (two pages) • “Portrait of Dr. W. W. Boyd Donated to Western College,” The Oxford Press, Thursday, October 5, 1961 • Letter to Western College Government Association from Student, Class of ’31 regarding Dr. Boyd • Western College Information Page

    Folder 31: William Waddell Boyd, Boyd Hall Information

    • Copy of Letter to Mrs. Walter E. Havighurst from Herrick B. Young, April 22, 1963 • Transcript of Letter from Mrs. Walter Havighurst • “Science Hall Renamed,” Western Round-Up, Thursday, May 2, 1963 • “Name Western Science Bldg. For Dr. William W. Boyd,” The Oxford Press, Thursday, May 30, 1963 • Copy of Program of Events for One Hundred and Eighth Commencement, May 31-June 2, 1963 • Copy of Boyd Science Hall Dedication Program, June 2, 1963 • Copy of Speech • Copy of Photograph from Newspaper of Dr. William Waddell Boyd • Photograph of Boyd Science Hall from Newspaper • Transcript of Letter to Harrick from Marion, Undated

    Folder 32: William Waddell Boyd, Photographs

    • Photograph of Dr. Boyd, approximately 1930 • Portrait of Dr. Boyd (three different small photos) • Portrait of Dr. Boyd • Sepia Toned Photograph of Dr. W. W. Boyd • Portrait of Dr. William Waddell Boyd, Pres. 1914-31 • Photograph of Presentation of W. W. Boyd Portrait to Western • Book: The School of Life includes signature of President W. W. Boyd

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    The collection was processed by Western Archivist, Miami University.

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