Western Poster Collection Edit




  • 2005 (Creation)


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

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  • Abstract

    Collection of posters.


    2 boxes + 1 CD

    Box 1 (Oversized):

    • “Brown” Poster • Transcript of Letter Poster • “Western Ran in the Family” Label • “Margaret McKee Seder…” Poster • “When Anne Marie’s family…” Poster • “India Ink” Poster • “Martha McKee Keehn’s…” Poster • “1939” Poster • “Why was Kumler Chapel built?...” Label • “The Western Archives houses…” Label • “In the Archives are the letters Anne…” Label • “Kumler” Poster • “Western Friends” Poster • Transportation Poster

    Box 2 (Oversized):

    • “Missing…” Poster • “Rita Schwerner…” Poster • “An Article showing the Oxford Training Sessions in a Bad Light” Poster • Poster of Many Articles • “Negative responses” Poster • “Miami University 1964” Poster • “The Alumnae Respond!” Poster • “Miami University 1964” Poster • “Orientation…” Poster • “The Volunteer said ‘NOW!’…” Poster • “The Western College for Women rents…” Poster • “…same rights as…” Poster • “Training begins…” Poster • “Gathering of Volunteers…” Poster • Phyllis Hoyt Quote Poster • “Mississippi Burning Trial” Poster • “1964, Miami University” Poster • “Freedom Summer, Doug McAdam” Poster • “Freedom with Responsibility, Change"Poster

    Additional Materials (Not in Box):

    • "Western College Posters by AB" CD

  • Conditions Governing Access

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

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Copyright restrictions may apply.

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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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