Western College Catalogues Collection Edit

Summary

Identifier
030 HANDBOOKS

Dates

  • 1855-1974 (Creation)
  • 1855-1974 (Creation)

Extents

  • 8.00 Boxes (Whole)
  • 1 oversized box, 20 catalogs other_unmapped (Whole)
  • 20.00 Items (Whole)
  • 0.00 Boxes (Whole)
  • 1.00 Boxes (Whole)
  • 1.00 Boxes (Whole)
  • 1.00 Boxes (Whole)
  • 1.00 Boxes (Whole)
  • 1.00 Boxes (Whole)
  • 1.00 Boxes (Whole)
  • 1.00 Boxes (Whole)
  • 1.00 Boxes (Whole)

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  • Abstract

    Collection of catalogs, handbooks and other materials that describe the academic offerings, class sizes, faculty and staff information and student life at college from 1854 to 1974.

  • Arrangement

    Organized into the following series: 1. Western College and Seminary for Women Annual Catalog 1854-1870; Box 1: Handbooks and Additional Materials, 1855-1920; Box 1B: Continuation of Box 1, 1919-1939; Box 2: Handbooks and Additional Materials 1940-1945; Box 3: Handbooks and Additional Materials, 1945-45; Box 4: Handbooks and Additional Materials, 1950-1979; Box 5: Handbooks and Additional Materials, 1970-79; Box 6: Examinations, Financial Aid information, newspaper articles, pamphlets, information on various scholarships and prizes, Admission materials, Various undated materials of interest to entering students, Various Booklets and Brochures, Undated, Extra Catalogs; Box 7: Various Booklets and Brochures, Undated III; Various Booklets and Brochures, Undated IV; Various Booklets and Brochures, Undated V; Various Booklets and Brochures, Undated VI; Additional Materials; Box 8: Donations of Additional Materials; Box 9: Oversized Materials

    Catalouges

    Catalouges

    • Western College and Seminary for Women Annual Catalog 1854-1870. • Western College and Seminary for Women Annual Catalog 1870-1885. • Western College and Seminary for Women Annual Catalog 1876-1877. • Western College and Seminary for Women Annual Catalog 1885-1894. • Western College and Seminary for Women Annual Catalog 1894-1904. • Western College and Seminary for Women Annual Catalog 1884-1904. • Western College and Seminary for Women Annual Catalog 1904-1910. • Western College and Seminary for Women Annual Catalog 1910-1916. • Western College and Seminary for Women Annual Catalog 1916-1921. • Western College and Seminary for Women Annual Catalog 1921-1927. • Western College and Seminary for Women Annual Catalog 1927-1933. • Western College and Seminary for Women Annual Catalog 1928-1929. • Western College and Seminary for Women Annual Catalog 1933-1935. • Western College and Seminary for Women Annual Catalog 1935-1942. • Western College and Seminary for Women Annual Catalog 1942-1946. • Western College and Seminary for Women Annual Catalog 1946-1952. • Western College and Seminary for Women Annual Catalog 1952-1961. • Western College and Seminary for Women Annual Catalog 1961-1967. • Western College and Seminary for Women Annual Catalog 1967-1971. • Western College and Seminary for Women Annual Catalog 1971-1974. • Western College and Seminary for Women Annual Catalog 1971-1972

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Materials do not circulate and are made available to users in the Miami University Special Collections and Archives.

  • Physical Access Requirements

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

  • Existence and Location of Originals

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

  • Other Descriptive Information

    http://westernarchives.lib.muohio.edu/show_content.php?unique_id=82

  • Biographical or Historical Information

    The Western College Catalogs and Handbooks provide comprehensive descriptions of the institutions, overviews of academic offerings, faculty and staff information, class sizes and student life at college from 1854 to 1974.  The Western College Catalogs and Handbooks provide comprehensive descriptions of the institutions, overviews of academic offerings, faculty and staff information, class sizes and student life at college from 1855 to 1974.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.

  • Related Materials

    http://westernarchives.lib.muohio.edu/show_content.php?unique_id=47

  • Scope and Contents

    Collection consists of handbooks, catalogs, pamphlets, news clippings, brochures, booklets, flyers, posters and booklets.

  • Processing Information

    Collection processed by Archivist, Western College Memorial Archives.

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    9-Oversized

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