Western College Library Records Collection Edit

Summary

Identifier
030 LIBR

Dates

  • 1881-1974 (Creation)

Extents

  • 3.00 Boxes (Whole)
  • 3 boxes; 1 catalogue other_unmapped (Whole)
  • 3.00 Boxes (Whole)

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  • Abstract

    Collection of materials about the library collections at Western College.

  • Arrangement

    Arranged in order of buildings: Peabody Hall, Alumnae Library and Hoyt Library.

    Library Records

    (3 boxes, 1 catalogue) BOX 1 :

    Folder One: Alumnae Hall Library – Floor Plans, Photos, Documents

    * Alumnae Hall Library Wing Only Lower Level, Floor Plan * Alumnae Hall Library Wing Only Main Floor, Floor Plan * Photograph of “Library Stacks in Alumnae Hall, 1898” * Photograph of “Alumnae Hall, Library, 1910” * 1877 Photograph of “Alumnae Hall, Library early 1900s” * Photograph of “1889 Printed directly from negative by Mr. Snyder 7/10/53 Old Library” * Article from Dayton News, Oxford , Hamilton , January 6, 1942 * Page Two and Three * “Building” and “Collection” Information

    Folder Two: Hoyt Library Dedication – Invitations, Pamphlets and Brochures, Statistics, Speeches and Pictures

    * Invitation to Dedication of the New Library, April 30, 1972 with Card for Luncheon * Invitation to Ceremony to Name The Hoyt Library, March 9, 1974 (2 copies) * The Western College, Dedication of the Library Building , Sunday, April 30, 1972 Program (4 copies) * “The Hoyt Library” March 9, 1974 Program (3 copies) * The Western College Library Inauguration Day, May 3, 1970 Program (3 copies) * Dedication of the Louise Bogan College for the Western College , November 7, 1973 Program * “Some facts for staff and student assistants to enable them to answer a variety of questions” * “Data to be used for Open House, Dedication of the Library, April 20, 1972 * Speech for Library Dedication, April 30, 1972 * Speeches given at the Naming Ceremonies of the Hoyt Library, March 9, 1974: “Program for the Naming of Hoyt Library, March 9, 1974” * Speech by Phyllis Adkins, Hoyt Library Dedication, March 9, 1974 * “In Praise of Phyllis Hoyt” Remarks prepared for the dedication ceremony of the Hoyt Library, March 9, 1974 by Donna E. Shalala * JoAnne Fley Class of 1952 Speech * Phyllis Hoyt Response, March 9, 1974 * “In Praise of Phyllis Hoyt” Remarks prepared for the dedication ceremony of the Hoyt Library, March 9, 1974 by Donna E. Shalala * Photograph of Anne Edmons, Librarian, Mount Holyoke College Principal Speaker, and Esther Duggleby, Librarian Emeritus, Library Dedication, April 30, 1972 * Photograph of Betty Wasson, Librarian and Susan McBride, President, Governance Association, Library Dedication, April 30, 1972 * Photograph of Anne C. Edmonds, Librarian, Mount Holyoke College, Principal Speaker at Library Dedication, April 30, 1972 * Photograph of William Beckett, Chairman, Board of Trustees and William C. Spencer, President, Library Dedication, April 30, 1972 * The Hoyt Library, March 9, 1974 Program

    Folder Three: Hoyt Library – Principles for Planning, Groundbreaking, Pamphlets, Pictures, Articles, Planning if Dedication Correspondence Various People Invited to Dedication

    * Report of the Ad Hoc Committee to the Faculty, May 8, 1962 “Principles for Planning the New Library” * “I've been waiting seventeen years” Brochure * “500 Days from this…” Brochure (3 copies) * Photograph of Seven People at Ground Breaking * Photograph of Five People at Ground Breaking * Photograph of Ground Breaking * Sketch of Library * Small Photograph of Library Ground Breaking Commencement 1969 * “Ready, Get Set…” Cincinnati Inquirer , Sunday, June 8, 1969 * “A New Library: a recent chronology” Article * “Hold Groundbreaking Rites For Western College Library,” 6/12/69 * “ Library Building Well Under Way” Article and “The Louise Bogan Collection” * “Lead the Creative Life, Western Graduates Urged,” Dayton Daily News , 6/9/69 * “Break Ground For Western Library,” Hamilton , Ohio , Journal , Monday, June 9, 1969 * “Hold Groundbreaking Rites For Western College Library,” The Oxford Press , 6/12/69 * Letter to Miss Edmonds from William C. Spencer, December 17, 1971 * Letter to Miss Duggleby from William C. Spencer, December 18, 1971 * Letter to Mr. Spencer from Anne C. Edmonds, January 11, 1972 * Letter to Miss Edmonds from Donavon Auble, January 17, 1972 * Memo to Pres. Spencer, Deans Micks and Hoyt, V. P. Keebler and Auble from Bee Seibert, March 14, 1972 [about Library Dedication] * “Student Staff” Announcement with Signatures for Help with Dedication Day * Letter to Miss Burnie from Don Auble, June 19, 1972 * “Members of Ohio College Libraries” List March 28, 1972 * “Former Employees, Library Staff” List, March 22, 1972 * Library Dedication Luncheon April 30, 1972 List * OCLC Trustees Contd. Page 2

    Folder Four: Hoyt Library – Pictures, Letters of Congratulations, Articles

    * Lambert Photograph of Library * Small Colored Photograph of Library * Photograph of Student Looking at Book * Photograph of Library Building * Photograph of Hoyt Library Plaque * Photograph of Library Building * Photograph of Library Building * Photograph of Library Building * Photograph of Library Building * Photograph of “Hoyt Construction” * Aerial View Photograph of New Library * Letter to Dr. Spencer from Eatlin Duggleby, January 1, 1972 * Letter to Betty from William C. Spencer, May 30, 1972 * Thank you Note from Vera Hayes and Lynne Householder * Congratulations Card to Narka Nelson * Western College Library Dedication Buffet Luncheon Ticket * Name Tag for Myosik Park , Library Staff * Letter to Betty from Don Auble, May 1, 1972 * Western Union Telegram, December 2, 1971 * Letter to Betty from Lilie, December 2, 1971 * Thinking of You Card from May Lou * Card to the new Library and staff * Happy Moving Card from Jane * Adrian Construction Company Card * Ball of Oxford Flower Shop Envelope to Western College Library * Envelope reading “Deliver to Western Library” * Ball of Oxford Flower Shop envelope to Betty Wasson, Western College Library * Best Wishes Card from Ester Duggleby * Best Wishes Card from Ball of Oxford * Ball of Oxford Flower Shop Envelop to Miss Wasson, Western College Library * Best Wishes Card from Stockwell Design Associates * “Western's New Library ‘Contemporary In Concept'” Miami Student , 10/19/71 * “New Library to Be Dedicated April 30,” Western Bulletin Vol. XLVI No. 2, April 1972 * “Dedicate New Library at The Western College ,” The Oxford Press , Thursday, May 4, 1972 * “Western Honors Dean Phyllis Hoyt,” The Oxford Press Vol. 42 No. 36, Thursday, March 14, 1974 * “Western To Dedicate New Library Sunday,” The Oxford Press Vol. 40, Thursday, April 27, 1972 * “Club Presents Hoyt Portrait to Western,” The Oxford Press , 6/13/74 * “Patience” Article * Unidentified Article * Envelope addressed to Miss Elizabeth Mills * Envelope Addressed to Mr. and Mrs. Washington Vazquez with invitation to lunch after the ceremony * Envelope to Miss Betty Wasson, Campus Mail

    Folder Five: Library Fund Drive – Articles, Documents, Letters and Brochures

    * “Students Collect Over $200 In Week of Library Drive ,” Article * “Library Fund Over $16,000 Choose National Chairman,” Article * “Student Show to Aid Fund,” Article * “Preparing…” Newspaper Photograph * “Plan Million Dollar Fund For New Western Library,” Article * Newspaper Photograph of Student Library Fund-raising Committee * “Western Opens Library Drive ,” Cincinnati Enquirer , 3/2/67 * “$1 Million Library Fund O.K.'d For New Structure At Western,” Article * Flyer Photograph from Newspaper * “Showalter Is Named to Fund Committee,” The Muncie Star , Friday, March 3, 1967 * “Lee Showalter on Executive Committee,” Muncie Evening Press , Friday, March 3, 1967 * Paprika Place Book Sale Proceeds Go to the Library Fund Advertisement * “Library Brochure Up for Approval” Article * “Our Work is Real” Article * “Library Fund Plans Under Way” Article * “Student Show to Aid Fund” Article * “ Library Fund Drive Boosted by Anonymous Alumna's Gift” Article * “Floor Plans, Fruit Baskets, $425 Mark Progress in Library Drive ” Article * Newspaper Photograph of Western Committee * “Western Moves Ahead in Action Program” Article * “Students to Initiate Library Drive ” Article * “A New Library for Western” Newsletter * “What a New Library Will Mean to Western” Report * Library Building Fund Letter to Alumna from Winston E. Kock, November 1967 with “A New Library for Western” Brochure * “A New Library for Western” Brochure * 1967-68 Brochure about McGuffey's Reader and New Library * “Scheherazade…” Brochure

    Folder Six: Library Fund Committee – Articles and Pictures

    * “Library Building Fun Off To A Flying Start,” Western College Bulletin , Summer 1967 (3 copies) * Photograph of Three People Looking at Book * Photograph of Library Fund-raising Committee * Photograph of Six People * Photograph of Large Group * Photograph of Woman Looking at Case * Photograph of Woman with Fund Goal Chart

    Folder Seven: Book Moving Day – Articles, Pictures, and Pamphlets

    * “Ever Wonder How You'd Move 70,000 Books?” The Bulletin , Winter 1972 * “Ever Wonder How You'd Move 70,000 Books?” Western Bulletin , Summer 1971 * Photograph of Library Moving Day-Wed. Banner * Photograph of Students Moving Books to New Library * Photograph of Students Moving Books into New Library * Photograph of Students Moving Books in Cart * Photograph of Students Placing Books on Shelves * Photographs of Students Moving Books “Hoyt Library, Book Moving Day” * Photograph of Students Moving Books in Cart “Hoyt Library, Book Moving Day” * Photograph of Students Moving Books, “Hoyt Library, Book Moving Day” * Photograph of Students Moving Books * Photograph of Students In Line Moving Books * Photograph of Students Getting a Ride on Shopping Cart * Photograph of People on Path with Books * Photograph of Four Students Moving Books * Photograph of Students Moving Books * Photograph of Students in Line Moving Books * Photograph of Student with Cart Moving Books * Photograph of Students with Cart * Photograph of Two Students Carrying Piles of Books * Photograph of Students in Line Moving Books * Photograph of Students Carrying Books, one with a cart * “Library Moving Day Grand Success,” Western Bulletin , 12/3/71 * Photograph of Student with Cart Moving Books * “Together… we did it, Stone by stone… you helped to build it, Book by book… they helped to move it” Brochure * “I've Been waiting thirty years” Brochure

    Folder Eight: Budget – Documents

    * Library Report, June 1916 * Distribution of the Library Budget, 1947-1950 * Library Expenses Unidentified List * Western College Budget Request for 1959-60 for the Librarian * Memo to Heads of the Department from the Business Manager, Sylvia C. Ferguson * Library Budget, Undated * Western College for Women Book Budget 1970-1971 * Memo from Betty Wasson, Librarian, June 25, 1971 * 1971-72 Book Budget, Total Expenditures, March 15, 1972 * Notes on Collection Budget 1972-1973, 1973-1974 with Proposed 1973-1974 Library Budget and Library Budget 1972-1973 * Note on how to study departmental needs * February 10, 1970 Department Allocation Blank Form * Memo to Dr. Nelson from Betty Wasson, March 7 * Notes on Budget, 1894? * Expenses Note/Letter from Emma L. Reed, June 13, 1894 * Library Proposal of Rules and List of Policies

    BOX 2 :

    Folder Nine: Annual Reports – Annual Reports, Miscellaneous Statistics

    * Letter to President Herrick B. Young, Esther Duggleby, Librarian, June 27, 1957 * Letter to President Herrick B. Young, from Librarian, June 7, 1958 * Letter to President Young from Librarian, June 18, 1959; Gifts 1958-59; Library Roster 1958-1959; Cooperative Statistics 1951-1952 to 1958-59; Library Roster 1958-1959; Memo to Dean Cheek from Esther Duggleby, Librarian, February 3, 1959 * Letter to President Herrick B. Young from Esther Duggleby, Librarian, June 15, 1960; Financial List; Comparative Statistics 1951-52 to 1959-60; Expenditures 1959-1960 * Report of the Librarian for the Academic Year 1961-1962 * Letter to President Young from Esther Duggleby, Librarian, May 22, 1964 * Letter to President Young from Betty Wasson, Re: Suggestions about the library for your report to the annual meeting of the trustees on May 31, May 4, 1968 * Library Report, Undated * Expenditures Through April 30 * Page Two of Expenditures * “Needs of the Library” List * Letter to President Young from Betty Wasson, Re: Library- Annual Report

    Folder Ten: Correspondence – Sorted by Year

    * Letter to Miss White from Mary O. Nutting, March 17, 1874 (typed) * Letter to Miss White from Mary O. Nutting, March 17, 1874 (original) * Letter to Miss White from H. W. Yage, November 28, 1884 * Letter to Miss White from Edna Cole, April 14, 1896 * Letter to Miss White from Mary P. Reed, July 27, '99 (typed) * Letter to Miss Esther Duggleby, Librarian, from F. M. O'Byrne, July 21, 1948 * Memo to Miss Duggleby from President Young, June 22, 1960 * Memo to Miss Duggleby from President Young, June 14, 1962 * Letter to Miss Duggleby, June 27, 1963 with envelope to Miss Esther Duggleby from Marcia, June 27, 1963 * Inter-Office Communication to Miss Wasson from President Young, 4/27/67 * Letter to Betty Wasson, April 30, 1961 from Isabel Abbott * Inter-Office Communication to Miss Wasson from M Micks, 5/30/67 * Memo to President Young from Betty Wasson, May 24, 1969 * Letter to Betty Wasson from Herrick B. Young, June 2, 1969 * Letter to Miss Wasson, April 19, 1972 from Carrie S. Gillham * Letter to Mrs. William O. Gillham from Betty Wasson, April 21, 1972 * Letter to Miss Wasson from Carrie. S. Gillham, April 25, 1972 * Memo to Margaret Ebeling from Betty Wasson, June 5, 1972 * Letter to betty Wasson from Margaret E., 6/6/72 * Letter to Mrs. William O. Gillham from Betty Wasson, June 7, 1972 * Letter to Mrs. Wasson from Carrie. S. Gillham, June 10, 1972 * Letter to The Rev. Martin T. Lord from Betty Wasson, February 13, 1973 * Note that Elizabeth Mills is irreplaceable, May 11, 1973 * Letter to Miss Betty Wasson from Peter M. Warner, May 24, 1973 * Letter to Mr. Peter M. Warner from Betty Wasson, June 5, 1973 * Letter to Mr. Bob Goldwater, Editor from Donavon Auble, February 13, 1974 * Letter to Colleagues from Donavon Auble, February 13, 1974 * Letter to Jean, Re: Esther Duggleby, Librarian died 5/14/87, from JW, 8/28/87 * “The Story of Enow” Undated * “Persian Picture” Undated * Letter to Miss Wasson from Martin T. Lord, March 5 * Letter/Envelope to Miss Duggleby from Gertrude Leonard * Letter to Miss Peabody from Elizabeth H. Luge, September 27, Year Unknown * Memo to The Western College Community from The Western College Library, Undated * Letter to Faculty Library Committee, Undated

    Folder Eleven: Donations and Special Collections – Correspondence about Various Donations to the Library, Donation Book Plates, Donation Articles, Donation Speech Cards, List of Books for Asian Student Program

    * Letter to Mrs. Lewellyn from Herrick B. Young, August 27, 1964 * Immediate Release, April 5, 1944 * Letter to Mr. S. D. Maddock, January 29, 1973 * Letter to Mr. S. D. Maddock, January 24, 1973 * Letter to Mr. Maddock, January 24, 1973 * Letter to Miss Wasson from Syd, Jan. 22, 1973 * Letter to Betty from Syd, Feb. 1, 1973 * Inter-Office Communication to Don Auble from Betty Wasson, February 5 * Letter to Mr. Sydney D. Maddock from Donavon Auble, February 7, 1973 * Letter to Betty from Syd, February 7, 1973 * Aero Mayflower Transit Company, Inc., Form * Letter to Betty from Syd, March 20, 1973 * Letter to Gentlemen from S. D. Maddock, March 20, 1973 * Aero Mayflower Transit Co. Inc., Inventory * Letter to Mr. S. D. Maddock from Betty Wasson, March 28, 1973 * Letter to Betty from Syd, September 2, 1973 * Letter to Betty from Syd, April 6, 1973 * Letter to Mr. Sydney D. Maddock from Betty Wasson, April 18, 1973 * Letter to Mr. Sydney D. Maddock, June 5, 1973 * Letter to Betty from Syd, June 12, 1973 * Letter to Syd, September 10, 1973 * Letter to Syd from William C. Spencer, October 11, 1972 (two pages) * Letter to Miss Wasson from Syd, November 3, 1972 * Manuel A. Ortiz-Lisbon-Portugal with Compliments to the American Book-plate Collectors, November 1945 Program * Bookplate reading “Western College Oxford, Ohio Exlibris” * Bookplate reading “The Gift of T. Arthur Bisson” * Bookplate reading “Library of Western College” * Bookplate reading “Library of the Western College for Women, Ellen Gow Fund” * Bookplate reading “Library of Western College, Gift of the Kettering Fund” * Bookplate reading “Library of The Western College for Women, Mrs. Mary Lewis Fund” * Bookplate reading “Library of Western College, Gift of Tait Estate” * Bookplate reading “The Stillman-Kelley Music Loan Collection” * Bookplate reading “Library of the Western College for Women, Preserved Smith Fund” * Bookplate reading “Library of Western College Library Fund” * Bookplate reading “Ex-Libris The Western College for Women” * Bookplate reading “Library of the Western College for Women, Caroline D. White Fund” * Bookplate reading “Library of Western College, The John Watson Alvord Collection” * Bookplate reading “Mary Helen James” * Bookplate reading “Library of the Western College for Women, Emily Jessup Fund” * Bookplate reading “Ex Collecth Franciscana: Manual Ortiz” * Bookplate reading “Manual A. Ortiz” * Bookplate reading “Candido Xanier Da Costa: Sub Tuum Praesidium” * “Western Receives Special Gifts,” Western College Bulletin , Winter 1966 * Librarian's Office Card * Main Desk Card * “Books for Asian Students Program” Total Number of Books and Periodicals Shipped as of November 1, 1955

    Folder Twelve: Library Committee – Minutes, Documents, Correspondence

    * Library Council Summary of Minutes, 1954/55-1960/61 * Library Committee Meeting Information, November 16, 1971 * Library Committee Minutes, December 3, 1971 * Library Committee Minutes, February 11, 1972 * Library Committee Minutes, April 7, 1972 * Library Committee Minutes, September 20, 1972 * Library Committee Minutes, December 13, 1972 * Library Committee Minutes, May 16, 1973 * Library Committee Minutes, September 25, 1973 * Library Committee Minutes, April 10 * Minutes from Vera Hays, Recording Secretary * Library Committee Meeting Information, September 25, 1973 * Library Council Information Page * Memo to the Constitution Revision Committee from Esther Duggleby, Library, Recommendations Concerning the Library Council, February 13, 1962 * List of Library Concerns * Memo to Dr. Knapp from Esther Duggleby, Further Comments on the Subject of the Library Council Chairman, February 13, 1962

    Folder Thirteen: Miscellaneous – Handbooks, Articles, Preservation, Miscellaneous People

    * Western College for Women Library Handbook for the Use of the Faculty * “Western libe restricted,” Miami Student , 2/22/79 * “Western libe restricted,” Miami Student , 2/22/79 * “Western Justification,” The Miami Student , Friday, February 22, 1974 (2 copies) * “Pressing Library Questions Answered” Article * Librarian's Memorandum Index (typed transcription) * Librarian's Memorandum Index (original) * “Binding of Periodicals” Notes * “Rebinding of Books” Notes * “Library Orientation” Notes * “Chairman” Notes * “Miscellany” Page * Envelope addressed to Western College for Women from Manuel A. Ortiz * Library Notice Card * Note Card reading “Wilson E J. Reading interests of youth” * “Helps and Suggestions for Use of the Library” Information page * “References to Library” Sheet * “Library” Information page * “References to Library” Sheet * Card reading “Original and typed copies of letter,…” * Note reading “References to Library in College Catalogs” * Torn Note reading “…Nutting” * Letter to Colleagues from Frank L. Esterquest, Phyllis Hoyt, Gail James, Gladys Kuoksa, Jo O'Brien Schaefer * Note card with numbers * Torn Second part of Note

    BOX 3 :

    Folder One: Reports, Correspondence

    * Memo from W.P. Keebler to Miss Wasson, 8/24/66 * Memo from Keppel L. Small Architect to Will Keebler, 8/1/66 * Librarian's Program Statement * Library Building Fund Campaign Committee Meeting Minutes, 1/18/69 * Letter from Ruth R. Frame, Executive Secretary, American Library Association to Betty Wasson, Western College 10/4/68 * Letter from Ruth R. Frame, American Library Association to Betty Wasson, Librarian * Program Statement for Library Building, 1963 * Western College for Women A Report Concerning a New Library Building * List of Accessions Processed Since October 1966 Folder Two: Accession Record 11/4/1931-3/1935

    Additional Materials:

    * Envelope – Sales of Books from 1881-1888 * Book Box 1 – The Jane E. Work Memorial and the Sarah Skinner Library Funds Book * Book Box 2 – Senior Class Section Books (1881-1893) Books (Four Total) o Belle Shwart, Freshman Division L, 1891-93 o Senior Class Section Book, 1881-82 o Exercises, 1883-1884 o Section Book, Senior Class, 1886-1887

    Additional Oversized Library Material:

    * Library's Accession Catalogue of Books 1853-1952

  • Other Descriptive Information

    http://westernarchives.lib.miamioh.edu/show_content.php?unique_id=54

  • Biographical or Historical Information

    Seminary Hall was the location of the first library at Western Female Seminary. In 1866 graduate, Olivia Meily Brice was the first alumna elected to the Western Board of Trustees. She was president of the Alumnae Association and donated $5,000 for construction of Western’s second building. She insisted that it be called “Alumnae Hall” to recognize all alumnae donors. Dedicated in 1892, the building was designed by Joseph W. Yost and housed a library, laboratory, classrooms, and art studio. Hoyt Library was built in 1971 to replace the one in Alumnae Hall. Located south of Mary Lyon Hall, it was named for Dean Phyllis Hoyt as a result of students petitioning the Board of Trustees.

    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.

  • Scope and Contents

    Collection is comprised of photographs, floorplans, brochures, speeches, statistical reports, invitations and correspondence.

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