Western College Courses of Study Collection Edit

Summary

Identifier
030 WESCOUR

Dates

  • 1862-1974 (Creation)

Extents

  • 2.00 Boxes (Whole)
  • 2.00 Boxes (Whole)

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  • Abstract

    Collection of materials pertaining to the Courses of Study Collection.

  • Arrangement

    Organized by Course Number.

    Courses of Study

    (3 Boxes)

    Box 1

    Folder 1: History 201

    Box # 1

    Folder 1: History 201 • History 201: U.S. History 1492-1862: Class notes/Outline.

    Folder 2: History 202

    • History 202: U.S. History 1862-1943: Class notes/Outline (Spring 1943). • Other 1865-1943 Outline for American History Class

    Folder 3: History 333

    • History 333: Genealogy to 1788; England 55 B.C.-1630: Class notes/Outline.

    Folder 4: History 334

    • History 334: England 1630-1914: Class notes/Outline.

    Folder 5: History 345

    • History 345: U.S. Diplomatic History: 1775-1865. Professor Esterquest (Fall 1943-1944). Class Notes/Outline typed and hand-written.

    Folder 6:

    • Social and Cultural History of the United States. Professor Esterquest (1944-45 school year). Selected Bibliography and Outlines.

    Folder 7: Philosophy 216: Ethics (1960).

    • Selected Bibliography I

    Folder 8: Music

    • Notes April 12 • List of Candidates for Bachelor of Music, Senior List 1937-1938

    Folder 9: Dramatic Performances at Western.

    • Envelope to Miss Gertrude Leonard; List sent to Miss Leonard; Handwritten list of Theatre Performances; List of Plays and dates; “Dramatic Productions at Western” Paper • Handwritten List of “Dramatic Productions at Western”; List of “Director of Plays”; List of Plays from 1912 to 1946; List of Class Plays from 1900 to 1914; List of Plays May 21 to May 31; List reading “The Old Barn, the site of the Theatre before 1910” [Two Pages]; List reading “Richard P. Ernst Nature Theatre”; List of Tree Day Plays • Emma Gertrude Leonard Notes; List of plays “Before the Ernst Theatre”; List of Performances of Tree Day Plays; List beginning with No. 41; List Beginning with 1912; List beginning with 1920; List beginning with 1930; List beginning with 1940; • “Junior Play- Mary the Third, March 23, 1929” Paper of Accounts • “Junior Play- The Enchanted Cottage, March 24, 1928” Paper of Accounts • “Junior Play- Passing of Third Floor Back, March 19, 1927” Paper of Accounts • “Junior Play- Paola and Francesca, March 20, 1926,” Paper of Accounts • Report of Business Manger of Junior Play “You and I” 1925 • “Junior Class Play Oct. 1940” Paper of Accounts • “Junior Class Play 1938” Paper of Accounts • Financial Report for Junior Class Play “Fresh Fields,” March 20, 1937 • Financial Report for Junior Class Play “Pride and Prejudice,” March 21, 1936 • Financial Report of Junior Play, March 23, 1935, “The Importance of Being Ernest” • Financial Report of Junior Play, March 24, 1934, “Intimate Strangers” • Financial Report of Junior Play, 1933, “She Stoops To Conquer” • “Junior Play, Expressing Willie,” March 19, 1932 Paper of Accounts • “Junior Play, Milestones,” 1931 Paper of Accounts • “Junior Play, Windows,” March 22, 1930 Paper of Accounts • List of Sophomore Plays • List of Junior Plays • List of Freshman Plays; “Freshman Play, Jacob Comes Home, The Dear Departed, 1941” Paper of Accounts; “Freshman Play, February 24, 1940, Trifles” Paper of Accounts; “Freshman Play, Feb. 18, 1939, Peter, the Pied Piper” Paper of Accounts; Financial Report of Freshman Play, Feb. 19, 1938; Financial Report of Freshman Play “The Spirit of Things,” Feb. 20, 1937; “Freshman Play, Evening Clothes, Feb. 22, 1936” Paper of Accounts; Financial Report of Freshman Play, Mar. 2, 1935, “A Mad Breakfast”; Financial Report of Freshman Play, 1934, March 3, “The Three Chauffeurs”; Financial Report of Freshman Play 1933, “The Loving Cup”; Financial Report of Freshman Play 1931, “The Princess in the Sleeping Wood”; Financial Report of Freshman Play 1931, “Kings in Nomania”; “Freshman Play, Insomnia, Feb. 28, 1930” Paper of Accounts; “Freshman Play, Loving Cup. 1929” Paper of Accounts; Report of Business Manager for Freshman Play “Twig and Thorn,” 1928; Financial Report Feb. 1927 of The Freshman Play of the Class of 1930, “Owen to Maggie”; Report of Business Manager for Freshman Play Presented Feb. 20, 1926, “When Love Was Young,”; • List of Senior Plays • “Sophomore Play, “Pure as the Driven Snow,” Nov. 1941” Paper of Accounts; “Sophomore Class Play Nov. 22, 1940, Stage Door” Paper of Accounts; “Sophomore Class Play Nov. ’39, Spring Dance” Paper of Accounts; “Sophomore Play, Little Women, 11/24/37” Paper of Accounts; “Soph. Play, Our Mutual Friend, Nov. 25, 1936” Paper of Accounts; “Sophomore Play, Clarence, November 27, 1935” Paper of Accounts; “Sophomore Play, Miss Lula Bett, Nov. 28, 1934” Paper of Accounts; “Sophomore Play, Engaged, Nov. 29, 1933” Paper of Accounts; “Sophomore Play, Such a Little Queen, Nov. 23, 1932” Paper of Accounts • “Sophomore Play, The Charm School, Nov. 25, 1931” Paper of Accounts • “Sophomore Play, Green Stockings, Nov. 26, 1930” Paper of Accounts • “Sophomore Play, The Torch Bearers, Nov. 27, 1929” Paper of Accounts • “Sophomore Play, Nov. 29, 1928, A Thousand Years Ago” Paper of Accounts • “The Sophomore Play, Peg O’ My Heart, 1927” Paper of Accounts • “The Sophomore Class Play, Presented Nov. 24, 1926, The Whole Town’s Talking” Paper of Accounts • “The Sophomore Class Play, Happiness, Presented Nov. 25, 1925” Paper of Accounts

    Folder 10: Class Schedule for Various Years.

    • Final Examination Schedule, Spring Semester, 1954-55 • Western College Schedule of Classes, 1962-1963 • Schedule of Classes for 1964-65 • “What Professors Will Be Teaching in ’71-‘72” List; “Condensed Information for Students of Western College, Concerning the Summer Session 1943, Curriculum- Patters for a World at Peace” [Two Pages]; Summer Session, First term and Second Term and Academic Year 1944-1945; List of “Faculty & Students Remaining at College Summer 1943” [Three Pages]; Schedule Bulletin 1943-1944 [Four Pages]; Inter-Office Communication to Miss Caine, Subject: Girls registered for Summer School, 5/25/43; List of Summer Students for First Session 1944; List of Summer Students for Second Session 1944; List of SS Committees [Two Full Pages]; Letter to Faculty Members and Administrative Staff from Constance Raymaker, Judith Johnson, William Duncan, & Frank Esterquest; Letter to Miss Raymaker from Helen B. Caine, March 4, 1947 • List of “DEPT #21 COURSE #209 SEC # CHILD DEVELOP 3 Weidner” • A Questionnaire on Summer School with additional page • Freshman Course of Study- General Courses, 1945 (Josephine Moore) • General Program (Scholarship Examinations; Departmental Exhibits; For Information; Schedule of Classes; • Announcement Read at Centennial Commencement, June 1, 1953 • The Board of Trustees, Western College for Women, Oxford, Ohio List, January 1954 • Letter by Reverend Daniel Tenney, 1853 In separate case

    Box 2 (Contents are listed from front to back.)

    Folder 1: Minutes, Expense Reports, Appointments / Positions, Correspondence, Resolutions, By-Laws, and Amendments (1969-1971)

    • The Western College Board of Trustees, Minutes of the Annual Meeting held on June 6, 1969 [Six Pages] • The Western College Board of Trustees, Minutes of the Executive Committee, September 13, 1969 [Four Pages] • Western College for Women, Current Fund Statement of Income and Expenses [Four Pages] • “New Appointments” List • Appointments Declined/ Leave Requested/ Outside Employment List • Letter to Members of the Executive Committee from W. P. Keebler, September 12, 1969 • Letter to Mr. Chester Kendzior, Villager Manager, from Willard P. Keebler, Business Manager, June 16, 1969 • The Western College Board of Trustees, Minutes of the Full Board, October 25, 1969 [Seven Pages] • The Western College Board of Trustees, Minutes of the Executive Committee, January 8, 1970 • Agenda, Meeting of the Board of Trustees, January 17, 1970 [Two Pages] • Minutes of the Meeting of the Full Board, January 17, 1970 [Eleven Pages] • The Western College Board of Trustees, Minutes of the Executive Committee, February 27, 1970 [Five Pages] • Resolution No. 1970-9 To Retain Special Counsel to serve as Bond Counsel and Project Counsel to the Commission in connection with a certain Project at The Western College for Women [Two Pages] • Resolution No. 1970-10 Approving Preliminary Agreement pertaining to the Library Project at The Western College for Women the issuance and sale of Higher Educational Facility First Mortgage Revenue Bonds, the Assignment of a Federal Annual Interest Grant by the College to the Commission, the Leasing of the Project to the College, and other matters related thereto [Three Pages] • Preliminary Agreement [Six Pages] • “Exhibit A” Document [Two Pages] • Minutes of the Special Meeting of the Full Board, April 11, 1970 [Four Pages] • Actions of the Board of Trustees Relating to Faculty Employment, Exhibit A • Actions of the Board of Trustees Relating to Full-Time Faculty Employment, Exhibit B • Western College for Women Schedule of Non-Academic Payroll Five Years 1970-71 back to 1966-67 • Letter to Members of the Board from Bertha B. Thompson, February 25, 1970 • Agenda, Annual Meeting of the Board of Trustees, June 6, 1970 [Two Pages] • Minutes of the Annual Meeting of the Full Board, June 6, 1970 [Eleven Pages] • Western College for Women Current Fund Statement of Income and Expenses [Four Pages] • Report to the President from the Dean of Students [Four Pages] • Class of 1970 List

    Folder 11: Schedule Bulletin 1943-1944.

    • Schedule Bulletin, 1943-1944

    Folder 12: Summer Classes (all 1940s)

    • “Announcing… A Summer Institute at Western College” Announcement, 1942 • Letter to Faculty and Administrative Staff from Constance Raymaker, Judith Johnson, William Duncan, and Frank Esterquest • Inter-Office Communication to Miss Caine, Subject: Girls registered for Summer School, 5/25/43 • “Condensed Information for Students of Western College, Concerning the Summer Session 1943” • Notes on “Summer School Committees” • List of “Faculty and Students Remaining at College Summer 1943” • List of Summer Students, 1944 • Letter to Miss Raymaker from Helen B. Caine, March 24, 1947

    Folder 13: Misc. information on classes.

    • Signal Note Book • “Butler Topics,” Emily Jessup • The Western College, English Literature, Courses I and II • Science at Western College for Women, Oxford, Ohio Brochure • Western College Announces A Special Course in Puppetry Announcement • “Courses In Freshman and Sophomore Years” Application • “An Invitation to Experiment,” Western College for Women, Oxford, Ohio Brochure

    Folder 14: Programs and pamphlets

    • Admit One, Recreational Movie, Sponsored by The History Department Ticket • “A Short Survey of the Film in America,” The Western College Theatre Group Program List • “Science Open House” Friday, March 18, 1949 Program • “An Essay Contest for Senior Girls” Flyer • “The History Department will present nine outstanding Hollywood Movies in 1944-45” Schedule • “Science Open House,” March 6, 1943 Program • “October twenty-seventh Nineteen hundred five” Program • “Invitation to a Dream, pictorial log of a journey of understanding,” sponsored by The Howard Thurman Educational Trust in collaboration with The Western College, Oxford, Ohio Brochure • Brochure for Economics and Sociology Associate Professor Mueller • Brochure for Physical Education and Recreation as Related Fields, Western College for Women • Brochure “Announcing a Physical Education Minor and Spring Sports” Western College

    Folder 15: Misc. newspapers and correspondence

    • Schedule of Recitations, 1936-37 • Letter to Western Graduates and other Western Students, from Clara Pierce, March 12, 1924 • “Independent study lets Gina put it all together her own way,” The Christian Science Monitor, Saturday, November 11, 1972 • “Western C. Offers Aviation Courses,” The Oxford Press, September 28, 1944 • The Western College Advertisement in The Dayton Daily News, Wednesday, September 8, 1971 • “In Our Opinion: Western’s Continuing Education Program,” Hamilton Journal, 9/1/71 • The Western College Advertisement in Middletown Journal, August 18, 1971

    Folder 16: Misc. class and lecture notes.

    • Physical Education and Recreation as Related Fields, Western College for Women, Oxford, Ohio Brochure • Physical Education Directions for All Students Who Will Take Physical Education- Fall 1946 • The Western College Academic Contract, September 12, 1972 • “Class Notes??” March 11, 1951 • Map of Areas of Western Part of Continent Traversed Prior to Lewis and Clark • Art History, Term 2, Winter 1967 Notes • Term 1, Fall 1967, Ms. Knapp, Shakespeare English 211 “Some Major Works in Shakespearean Scholarship” • English 372: Children’s Literature, Spring 1969 Notes with Reading Assignments; Writing and discussion assignments; Poetry List; Fantasy and Humor List; Fiction List; Picture Books List; Fables, Folk Tales, Myths and Legends, Heroes of Epic and Romance List; Supplementary Book List • Readings in Chinese Literature, Course Outline • General Chemistry, Test III Outline; Organic Chemistry Test I; Organic Chemistry 203 Test II, Academic Year 1967-68 • Syllabus for Dr. Knapp’s Chaucer Class, 1952? • Undated Class Notes • Espanol Homework for Brawn M. E. • English III Notes • English I Notes

    Box # 2

    • Mythology - Notes of Susan Wade Peabody (Helen Peabody’s Niece). (Late 1800s) • Class notes Ancient History (Late 1800s) • Career Choices and Guides in the 1920s and 1930s by Becky Backes, November 2, 1984 • The Western College List of Learning Units: 1971-72 • Preliminary List of Learning Units 1972-1973 • Preliminary List of Learning Units 1973-74. • The Teaching of Physics at Women’s Colleges in the United States a Century Ago (1998) • The Academics Toward a Degree, by Karl Schilling, Nov. 2, 1984

    Additional Materials:

    • A Laboratory Manual for General Biology, Julia Rothermel and Lucy L. Watt, Western College • Outline for the Survey Course in English Literature, Prepared by Alice M. Libby, Professor of English Literature, Western College

    Box 3

    Folder 1: Course Descriptions

    • American National Government – Professor Quigley • Political Analysis and Public Policy – Professor Quigley • Independent Study – Professor Quigley • Latin 1: Introduction – Professor Reynolds • Greek 1: Introduction – Professor Reynolds • Roman History and Archaeology – Professor Reynolds • Independent Study – Professor Reynolds • The Symphony – Professor Vail • Applied Music – Professor Vail

    Folder 2: Course Enrollment, 1928-66

    • First Semester Courses with Advanced Enrollments of Less Than Four Students, 1966-67 • First Semester Courses with Enrollments of Less Than Four Students, 1965-66 • First Semester Course Enrollments, 1965-66 • Second Semester Course Enrollments, 1964-65 • Courses in Which the Enrollment is Less Than Three Students, 1964-65 • Second Semester Course Enrollments with Comments, 1963-64 • Courses in Which the Enrollment is Less Than Three Students, 1963-64 • Enrollment in First Semester 1963-64 Courses as of October 14th • Second Semester Course Enrollments, 1962-63 • Courses Offered in 1962-63 with Enrollments of Less Than Three Students • Course Enrollment, 1962-63 • Course Enrollment Figures for First and Second Semester, 1958-63 • First Semester Courses with Enrollments of Five or Less, 1961-62 • Classes with No Registration, 1961-62 • First Semester Total Enrollment of Courses, 1960-61 • Class Enrollment as of Spring Semester, 1953-54 • First Semester Class Enrollment, 1928-29 • Notes for Consideration of Course Offering, 1950’s

    Folder 3: Course Numbers, 1950-71

    • Course Numbers Used, 1950-63 • Additions and Deletions to the 1970-71 Western College Catalogue

    Folder 4: Statistics, 1940-62

    • Enrollment as of October 15, 1959, 1948-62 • College Costs, 1962-63 • Survey of Opening (Fall) Enrollment, 1961-62 • Enrollment, 1961-62 • Comprehensive Report on Enrollment (Summer Session and Fall): 1961 Institutions of Higher Education • Association of Ohio College Registrars Enrollment Report for Fall 1961 • Letter to the Office of the Registrar, June 19, 1961 • Statistics for First Semester, 1960-61 • Letter to the Registrar, April 7, 1961 • Annual Survey of College Costs, 1961-62 • Survey of Junior-Year Students, Fall 1960 • Letter to Virgil Walker from Henriette Simon • Enrollment Figures for Fall Semester of 1956-57 and for 1960-61 • Class Registration Figures as of May 24, 1961 • School and Society, First Semester 1932-33 • School and Society, First Semester 1933-34 • School and Society, First Semester 1934-35 • School and Society, First Semester 1935-36 • School and Society, First Semester 1936-37 • School and Society, First Semester 1937-38 • School and Society, First Semester 1938-39 • School and Society, First Semester 1939-40 • School and Society, First Semester 1940-41 • School and Society, First Semester 1941-42 • School and Society, First Semester 1942-43 • School and Society, First Semester 1943-44 • School and Society, First Semester 1944-45 • School and Society, First Semester 1946-47 • School and Society, First Semester 1947-48 • School and Society, First Semester 1948-49 • School and Society, First Semester 1949-50 • School and Society, First Semester 1950-51 • School and Society, First Semester 1951-52 • School and Society, First Semester 1952-53 • School and Society, First Semester 1953-54 • School and Society, First Semester 1954-55 • School and Society, First Semester 1955-56 • School and Society, First Semester 1956-57 • School and Society, First Semester 1957-58 • School and Society, First Semester 1958-59 • School and Society, First Semester 1959-60 • School and Society, First Semester 1960-61 • School and Society, First Semester 1961-62 • Survey of Opening (Fall) Enrollment, 1960 • Survey of Fall Enrollment, 1953 • Survey of Fall Enrollment, 1952 • Letter to T.R. McConnell from Henriette Simon • Survey of Earned Degrees Granted During Year 1959-60 • Letter to Cleveland Thomas from Henriette Simon • Students Registered, Fall 1952 • Recognition for Educational Programs of Less Than Bachelor’s Degree Length • Copy of a Report to Miss Ebeling, Original Report to President H.L. Yochum at Capital University • Request for Enrollment Figures in Modern Languages • Annual Survey of College Costs, 1958-59 • Universities and Colleges Questionnaire, April 1958 • Universities and Colleges Questionnaire, April 1959 • Universities and Colleges Questionnaire, April 1960 • Survey of Opening (Fall) Enrollment, 1959 • Survey of Organized Occupational Curriculums, 1959 • Survey of Junior-Year Students, Fall 1959 • Letter to Laure Sharp from Henriette Simon • Letter to Mary Irwin from Henriette Simon • Comprehensive Report on Enrollment (Summer Session and Fall): 1959 • Class Notes, 1959 • Enrollment as of October 6, 1958 • Letter to Margaret Ebeling from Mary Cheek • Survey of Opening (Fall) Enrollment: 1955 • Survey of Opening (Fall) Enrollment: 1956 • Survey of Opening (Fall) Enrollment: 1957 • American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, 1958 • Enrollment Statistics, 1956-57 Over 1955-56 • Preliminary Enrollment Report – Comparative Figures, 1956 • College Enrollment in Ohio, 1890-1919 • American Association of College Registrars, Report of Degrees Conferred, 1930 (Copy) • American Association of College Registrars, Report of Degrees Conferred, 1930-31 (Copy) • American Association of College Registrars, Report of Degrees Conferred, 1931-32 (Copy) • American Association of College Registrars, Report of Degrees Conferred, 1932-33 (Copy) • American Association of College Registrars, Report of Degrees Conferred, 1933-34 (Copy) • American Association of College Registrars, Report of Degrees Conferred, 1934-35 (Copy) • American Association of College Registrars, Report of Degrees Conferred, 1935-36 • American Association of College Registrars, Report of Degrees Conferred, 1936-37 • American Association of College Registrars, Report of Degrees Conferred, 1937-38 • American Association of College Registrars, Report of Degrees Conferred, 1938-39 • American Association of College Registrars, Report of Degrees Conferred, 1939-40 • American Association of College Registrars, Report of Degrees Conferred, 1940-41 • American Association of College Registrars, Report of Degrees Conferred, 1941-42 • American Association of College Registrars, Report of Degrees Conferred, 1942-43 • American Association of College Registrars, Report of Degrees Conferred, 1943-44 • American Association of College Registrars, Report of Degrees Conferred, 1944-45 • Survey of Fall Enrollment, 1950 • Survey of Opening (Fall) Enrollment, 1954 • Staff and Students for the Academic Year of 1939-40 • Staff and Students for the Academic Year of 1941-42 • Special Data on Effect of War on Colleges, 1942 • Survey of Junior Year Science and Mathematics Students, By Major Field of Study, 1958

    Folder 5: Health, Educ., and Welfare

    • Report to HEW, July 9, 1971 • Opening Fall Enrollment, 1971 • Majors – Class of 1970 • Degree-Credit Students, 1970-71 • Parents’ Confidential Statement Booklet, 1973-74 • Letter to Zelie • Opening Fall Enrollment, 1969 • Degrees and Other Awards Conferred Between July 1, 1969 and June 30, 1970 • Higher Education General Information Survey, Opening Fall Enrollment, 1969 • Letter to the Registrar from Dorothy Gilford • Letter to Rosezelia Patton from George Wade • Higher Education Reports, 1970 • Definitions and Instructions, 1971 • File Information from Don Auble to Mrs. Patton • Opening Fall Enrollment, 1970 • Opening Fall Enrollment in Higher Education, 1973 • Degrees and Other Formal Awards Conferred Between July 1, 1970 and June 30, 1971 • Degrees and Other Formal Awards Conferred Between July 1, 1968 and June 30, 1969 • Students Enrolled for Advanced Degrees, Fall 1969

    Folder 6: Grade and Enrollment Summaries

    • Enrollment, 1948-62 • Enrollment, 1962-75 • Western College Enrollment as of October 15 • Grade Enrollment Summary for First Term, 1965-66 (2) • Grade Enrollment Summary for Second Term, 1965-66 (2) • Grade Enrollment Summary for Third Term, 1965-66 • Grade Enrollment Summary for Fall Semester, 1964-65 • Grade Enrollment Summary for Spring Semester, 1964-65 • Grade Enrollment Summary for Fall Semester, 1963-64 • Grade Enrollment Summary for Spring Semester, 1963-64 • Grade Enrollment Summary for Fall Semester, 1962-63 • Grade Enrollment Summary for Spring Semester, 1962-63 • Study of Grades Given in English 101 First Semester, 1963-64 • Course Enrollment, 1960-61 • Grade Enrollment Summary for Fall Semester, 1961-62 • Grade Enrollment Summary for Spring Semester, 1961-62 • Grade Enrollment Summary for Fall Semester, 1960-61 • Grade Enrollment Summary for Spring Semester, 1960-61 • GPA Range, 1957-58 • Grade Enrollment Summary for Second Semester, 1959-60 • Grade Enrollment Summary for Fall Semester, 1958-59 (3) • Grade Enrollment Summary for Spring Semester, 1958-59 • Grade Enrollment Summary for Fall Semester, 1957-58 • Grade Enrollment Summary for Spring Semester, 1957-58 (3) • Grade Enrollment Summary for Fall Semester, 1956-57 • Grade Enrollment Summary for Spring Semester, 1956-57 • Grade Enrollment Summary for Fall Semester, 1955-56 • Grade Enrollment Summary for Spring Semester, 1955-56 • Grade Enrollment Summary for Fall Semester, 1954-55 • Grade Enrollment Summary for Spring Semester, 1954-55 • Grade Enrollment Summary for Fall Semester, 1953-54 • Grade Enrollment Summary for Spring Semester, 1953-54 • Grade Enrollment Summary for First Semester, 1952-53 • Grade Enrollment Summary for Spring Semester, 1952-53

  • Other Descriptive Information

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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.

  • Scope and Contents

    Comprised of pamphlets, lecture notes, correspondence, programs, course notes.

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