Western College Golden Jubilee and Centennial Celebration Collections Edit

Summary

Identifier
030 1 CENT-JUBI

Dates

  • 1853-1954 (Creation)
  • 1853-1974 (Creation)

Extents

  • 2.00 Boxes (Whole)
  • 3 monographs, 1 record book other_unmapped (Whole)
  • 1.00 Boxes (Whole)
  • 1.00 Boxes (Whole)

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  • Abstract

    Collection of materials documenting the Western College Golden Jubilee (1905) and Centennial Celebration (1953-54) held at Western College in Oxford, Ohio.

  • Arrangement

    Golden Jubilee: Arranged in a single box:  Folder 1 – 50th Anniversary History of the College; Folder 2- Speech, Leila S. McKee: “ Mary Lyon’s Ideals as Developed at The Western College”; Folder 3- Speech, Mary E. Woolley: “Mary Lyon’s Religious Ideal and Its Expression”; Folder 4- Speech, Emma Isom Robertson: “The Western Girl as a Missionary”; Folder 5 - Commencement Week June 4-7, 1905; Folder 6 - Various memorabilia; Golden Jubilee Endowment Funds Statistics; Additional Materials: “Jubilee: Western Building and Endowment Funds, Subscriptions-Accounts, 1904-1905” Additional Material: Record Book

    Golden Jubilee

    GOLDEN JUBILEE: The Fiftieth Anniversary of Western College , June 6-7 1905

    (1 Box)

    Folder 1 – 50th Anniversary History of the College

    * Four-page press release with a paragraph about each of the following: The College

    Miss Helen Peabody

    President McKee

    President Johnson

    Dean Sawyer

    President Hazard of Wellesley

    President Evans of Lake Erie

    Folder 2- Speech, Leila S. McKee: “ Mary Lyon’s Ideals as Developed at The Western College”

    * “Mary Lyon’s Ideals as Developed at The Western College,” Address by Leila S. McKee Welsh, Ph. D., President of Western College, 1888-1904- delivered at Golden Jubilee Celebration, June 6, 1905 [Fifteen Pages]

    Folder 3- Speech, Mary E. Woolley: “Mary Lyon’s Religious Ideal and Its Expression”

    * “Mary Lyon’s Religious Ideal and Its Expression,” Address by Mary E. Woolley, Lett. D, President of Mount Holyoke College, delivered at Golden Jubilee Celebration, June 6, 1905 [Six Pages]

    Folder 4- Speech, Emma Isom Robertson: “The Western Girl as a Missionary”

    * “The Western Girl as a Missionary,” Speech at Alumnae Banquet, June 7, 1905 by Mrs. Emma Isom Robertson, ’69 [Two Pages]

    Folder 5 - Commencement Week June 4-7, 1905

    * Commencement Music (Explanation) * Programme of Commencement Week * Graduates Become Alumnae * Golden Jubilee Greetings and Announcements * List of Graduates * Commencement Orator Dr. Walter H. Page * Alumnae Luncheon Programme * List of Guests (Alumnae) * Page Two List of Guests * Page Three Lists of Guests * List of Names * Some Lists f the Guests at The Fiftieth Anniversary of Western College , June 1905 * Alumnae Banquet Information (Incomplete)

    Folder 6 - Various memorabilia

    * Constitution of the Golden Jubilee Club [Twelve Pages and four Pages, Two Copies] * The Golden Jubilee and the Fiftieth Annual Commencement of the Western College for Women Programme, June 4-7, 1905 * The Golden Jubilee Alumnae Banquet of The Western College for Women Menu and Toasts, June 7, 1905 * The Golden Tree Jubilee Day Programme and Class information * The Western College for Women “The World Its Field. An Illustration” * Page to be filled in with Alumnae information for future contact * Piano Recital Featuring Miss Marion Lewis Clark – May 27, 1905 (Program) * Concerts Given at the Fiftieth Commencement (Program) * The Golden Jubilee and The Fiftieth Commencement of the Western College for Women Program * The Daily Republican-News special section on the golden Jubilee * Memorial booklet in honor of Mess M. Brown’05 * The College Record of The Western College Edited by the Class of 1906

    Folder 7 – Golden Jubilee Endowment Funds (3 items)

    * One page of statistics of the Golden Jubilee Endowment Funds * Ledger of Subscriptions to The Golden Fund of the Golden Jubilee * " Western College Working Hard to Complete Endowment Fund. Only a Few Days Left," (Newspaper article 1909; name of newspaper is not on small article.)

    Additional Materials:

    * “Jubilee: Western Building and Endowment Funds, Subscriptions-Accounts, 1904-1905” Record Book

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Materials do not circulate and are made available to users in the Western College Memorial Archives.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Photcopying allowed on an item-by-item bases at the discretion of the staff of the Western College Memorial Archives.

  • Physical Access Requirements

    Western College Memorial Archives, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio

  • Preferred Citation

    Cite as Western College Centennial Celebration, Western College Memorial Archives, Miami University, and 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=44

  • Biographical or Historical Information

    Western College held it Golden Jubilee in 1905 and Centennial Celebration from 1953-54.  Both anniversaries were led by faculty, administrators and students. From its infancy to its merger with Miami the institution served as a leader in women’s education.  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=20

  • Scope and Contents

    The materials within the collections include reports, correspondence, monographs, news clippings, stamps and other printed materials related to Western’s Golden Jubilee (1905) and Centennial Celebration (1953-1954).

  • Processing Information

    The collection was processed by the Western Archivist, Western College Memorial Archives.

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