Western College Classrooms Collection Edit

Summary

Identifier
030 4a7e1595-27f3-464a-b952-bf6ebc276bd1

Dates

  • 1878-1960 (Creation)

Extents

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

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Notes

  • Abstract

    Collection of materials pertaining to the Classrooms Collection.

  • Arrangement

    The collection is arranged chronologically.

    Classrooms

    (One Box 11 Folders)

    This box contains photos from classrooms from the 1890s up till the 1970s. Many of the photographs do not have exact dates so they are categorized by a general time period as well what course of study is being taught in the room.

    Section One (1870s-1920s)

    Folder One: General Education Photographs

    1. Class in Botany 1878 or 1879 [ 5 x 8] 2. Class in Botany 1878 or 1879 [Duplicate of 5 x 8] 3. Class in Botany 1878 or 1879 [Copy 5 ½ x 9 ½] 4. Class in Botany 1878 or 1879 [Copy 7 ½ x 10 ¾] 5. Miss Anna Leonard and some of her pupils – Music 1875-1883 [5 ½ x 4] 6. The Biology Class – Fishing for Specimens 1895 [4 ½ x 7 ½] 7. The Biology Class – Fishing for Specimens 1895 [Copy 6 x 9] 8. The Jessup History Room 1896 [4 ¾ x 7 ½] 9. The Jessup History Room 1896 [Duplicate of 4 ¾ x 7 ½] 10. The Jessup History Room 1896 [Copy 4 x 7 ½] 11. The Jessup History Room 1896 [Copy 5 ¾ x 10] 12. The Music Room 1895-96 [4 ½ x 7 ½] 13. Students with a microscope 1897 [Oval photo 4 ½ tall, 4 wide] 14. Students with teacher on sidewalk 1915 [7 ½ x 9 ½] 15. Student in typing class 1918 [8 x 9 ½]

    Folder Two: Food Preparation

    1. Dining room in Basement of Peabody 1895 [4 ½ x 7 ½] 2. The Potato Circle women preparing potatoes 1895 [4 ½ x 7 ½] 3. The Bread Circle women preparing bread 1895 [7 ½ x 4 ½] 4. The Bread Circle women preparing bread 1895 [Duplicate 7 ½ x 4 ½] 5. The Bread Circle women preparing bread 1895 [Copy 9 x 5 ½] 6. Preparing Lunch 1895 [7 ½ x 5 ½] 7. Preparing Lunch 1895 [Copy 10 x 8]

    Folder Three: Dance/Arts

    1. Two Photos – Dancers in a room, white dresses; ballerinas 1895 [3 ½ x 4 ½] 2. Two Photos – Dancers in a room, white dresses; ballerinas 1895 [3 ½ x 4 ½] 3. Two Photos - #1 American girl in traditional Asian clothes w/ fan and parasol in room w/ piano -- #2 same girl posed w/ fan behind head 1895 [4 ½ x 3 ½] 4. Two Photos – more ballerinas 1895 [3 ½ x 4 ½]

    Folder Four: Miscellaneous

    1. Women in science lab 1890s? [4 ½ x 7 ½] 2. Lecture hall with piano 1890s? [4 ½ x 7 ½] 3. Woman playing piano 1890s? [7 ½ x 6] 4. Woman playing piano 1890s? [Copy 10 x 8] 5. Chapel in Peabody Hall 1871-1918 [8 x 10] 6. Laboratory in basement of Alumnae Hall date? [ 3 ½ x 5] 7. Classroom in Alumnae Hall 1895? [4 ½ x 7 ½] 8. Classroom in Alumnae Hall 1895 [Copy 4 ½ x 8] 9. Classroom in Alumnae Hall 1895 [Copy 4 ½ x 8] 10. Classroom in Alumnae Hall 1895 [Copy 4 ½ x 8]

    Section Two (1940-1974)

    The dates to these pictures are unknown but the photos range anywhere from the 1950s up to the 1970s. This section has been organized by classroom subject.

    Folder One: Arts

    1. Students sit in front of stage [4 ½ x 6 ½] 2. Teacher sits with paint brushes [7 ½ x 9 ½] 3. Faculty view painting [7 ½ x 9 ½] 4. Students working in design class [4 ½ x 6 ½] 5. Woman playing the piano [6 ½ x 9 ½] 6. Student viewing art [10 x 8] 7. Three students drawing [7 ½ x 9 ½] 8. Three students painting [9 ½ x 6 ½] 9. Teacher helping students paint [4 ½ 6 ½] 10. Students discuss painting [7 ½ x 9 ½] 11. Three students painting [7 ½ x 9 ½] 12. Four women viewing a painting [8 x 10]

    Folder Two: Science

    1. Students pouring molten liquid into cast [6 ½ x 9 ½] 2. Three students working in shop [9 ½ x 7 ½] 3. 1964 Students study bones [4 ½ x 6 ½] 4. Student studying bones [4 ½ x 6 ½] 5. Students with microscopes [4 ½ x 7] 6. Group of students with microscope [4 ½ x 6 ½] 7. Students in science class [7 ½ x 9 ½] 8. Student studying bones [6 ½ x 9 ½] 9. Students with microscopes [6 ½ x 9 ½] 10. 1942 Students observe science professor [7 ½ x 9 ½] 11. Student and professor conduct experiment [6 ½ x 9 ½] 12. Student with microscope [6 ½ x 4 ½] 13. Jane Simons 1944 and Miss Ackerman in Jewelry lab [5 x 3 ½] 14. Professor in lab with students [5 x 7]

    Folder Three: Library/Various Classrooms

    Library

    1. Student reading book near bookshelves [10 x 8] 2. Teacher instructs near bookshelves [9 ½ x 7 ½] 3. Student studying [6 ½ x 4 ½] 4. Students discussion at a table [4 ½ x 6 ½] 5. Student and professor [5 x 4 ½] 6. Student studying in bookshelves [4 ½ x 6 ½] 7. Three students studying 1961 [4 ½ x 6 ½] 8. Student studying newspaper [9 ½ x 6] 9. Student studying newspaper [9 ½ x 6] 10. Checkout desk at the library [6 ½ x 9 ½] 11. Picture of large room in the Library in Alumnae Hall [6 ½ x 9 ½]

    Various Classrooms

    12. Discussion at table [4 ½ x 6 ½]

    13. Students sit at table reading [7 ¾ x 7 ½]

    14. Professor lecturing [4 ½ x 6 ½]

    15. Professor reading book to class [5 x 7]

    16. Student watching lecture [6 ½ x 4 ½]

    17. History Class 1958-1959 [5 x 7]

    18. Students in theater class [7 ½ x 9 ½]

    Folder Four: Outdoor Class

    1. Professor sits outside w/ class Clawson dining hall in background [5 x 7] 2. Speaker speaks to students under trees [10 x 8] 3. Gina talks it over with Professor Royster Nov. 1972 [9 ½ x 6 ½] 4. Professor speaks to students under a tree [9 ½ x 6 ½] 5. President Spencer speaks with student outside [4 ½ x 6 ½] 6. Student discussion outside [4 ½ x 4 ½] 7. Edith Clawson Hall – newest dormitory on Western’s campus 1948? [7 ½ x 9 ½] 8. Class outside Kumler Chapel is in the background [6 ½ x 4 ½] 9. Professor walks with class [6 ½ x 9 ½]

    Folder Five: WMOH Radio

    1. Students stand by United Press International Wire [4 ½ x 5 ¾] 2. Students stand by United Press International Wire [Copy 4 ½ x 5 ¾] 3. Students with flowers [4 ½ x 6 ½] 4. Two students sit before microphone [4 ½ x 6 ½] 5. Two students sit before microphone [Copy 4 ½ x 6 ½] 6. Staff stands for picture [4 ½ x 6 ½] 7. Staff stands for picture [Copy 4 ½ x 6 ½] 8. Student reads Heidi before microphone [4 ½ x 6 ½] 9. Two women take picture near microphone [4 ½ x 6 ½] 10. Students sit around WMOH microphones [7 ½ x 9 ½]

    Folder Six: Language Lab Photographs

    These photographs show students in the language lab from the late 1950s to early 1960s. The photos show the students with head phones listening and speaking foreign languages.

    1. Two girls listening [8 x 10] 2. Two girls listening [Copy 8 x 10] 3. Two girls listening [ 8 x 10] 4. One girl listening [5 x 7] 5. Lab view of class and instructor [8 x 10] 6. Lab view of class [8 x 10] 7. Side view of lab [8 x 10] 8. Front view of lab [8 x 10]

    Folder 7: Floor Plans - Classroom Buildings and Offices

    Various floor plans for many halls on Western campus.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Materials do circulate and may only be used in the archives.

  • Preferred Citation

    Miami University Libraries. Western College Memorial Archives, Oxford, Ohio

  • Other Descriptive Information

    http://westernarchives.lib.miamioh.edu/show_content.php?unique_id=22

  • 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.

  • Scope and Contents

    This box contains photos from classrooms from the 1890s up till the 1970s. Many of the photographs do not have exact dates so they are categorized by a general time period as well what course of study is being taught in the room.

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