Western College Class Flags and Photograph Collection Edit

Summary

Identifier
030 FLAGS

Dates

  • 1943-1957 (Creation)

Extents

  • 0.00 unknown (Whole)
  • 1.00 Items (Whole)
  • 1.00 Items (Whole)

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Subjects

Notes

  • Abstract

    Collection of materials documenting in photographs and text the Western College Class Flags.

  • Arrangement

    Organized into the following series: I. Photographs of Class Flags, 1909-1974.

    Class Flag Photographs

    Class Flag Photographs

    Contains 1 blue binder with photographs of class flags ranging from: 1909,1911,1912,1914, 1917,1922,1923,1926,1927,1930-1974; •picture of the freshmen class of 1931,

    •picture of the freshmen class of 1937 during Tree Day,

    •picture of the freshmen class of 1956,

    •a photograph of Patricia Johnson beside the class flag of 1942; the pictures in this book are all photographs of class flags and the class that made them during what became known as Tree Day on Western.

    Photograph:1

    •Large photograph of the Class of 1878: pictures of Anna Marion Allen, Mary Margaretta Campbell,

    •Edna S. Cole, Fanny Cundall, Mary Virginia Ewing, Elizabeth Archer Hatcher, Josephine H. Lane, Mary Lockwood Mack,Anna S. Morris, Emma Nevius, Ida B. Robbins,and Mary West.

    Photograph:2

    •is a photograph of the Freshmen Class Picnic of 1938.

    Photograph:3

    •is a large scrolled photograph of The Faculty and Students of the Western College for Women taken on the 19th of May in 1921; photo by Geo. B. Murphy.

    Photograph:4

    •is a small scrolled photograph of the 16th Annual Convention of Delta Theta Tau in Springfeild, Ohio June 26,27,28,29- 1922.

    Class Flags - List of Flags with Descriptions

    1 Binder

    Blue Binder Photographs

    • 1911 Flag with class underneath • 1909 Flag with class underneath • 1914 Flag • Carrying the flag, 1917 • 1923 Flag with class underneath • 1922 Flag and girls dancing around the May Pole • 1927 Flag • 1926 Flag with class underneath • 1927 and 1912 Flags • 1930 Flag with class underneath (2 copies) • 1931 Flag with class underneath • 1931 Flag with class underneath • 1932 Flag with class underneath • 1933 Flag with class underneath • 1934 Flag with class in number formation • 1934 Flag with class in number formation • 1935 Flag with class underneath • 1935 Flag with class in formation of ‘38’ • 1936 Flag with class in number formation • 1936 Flag with class underneath • 1936 Flag with class underneath • 1936 Flag with class in rows • 1937 Flag • 1937 Flag with class in number formation • Class walking outside • 1937 Flag with class in ‘W’ formation • 1937 Flag with class in rows • 1937 Flag with class underneath • 1938 Flag • 1939 Flag with women dancing • 1940 number formation • Women dancing • 1941, 1932, 1923 Flags hanging together • 1941 Flag with class underneath • 1941 Flag with class underneath • 1942 Flag with woman in front • 1942 Flag with class underneath • 1943 Flag with women in ‘V’ formation • 1943 Flag with women in ‘36’ formation • 1943 Flag with women holding it down • 1943 Flag with women holding it, and class next to it • 1944 Flag with class underneath • 1944 Flag • 1944 Flag with class underneath • 1945 Flag • Unknown year Flag with class underneath • 1948 Flag with class underneath • 1948 Flag with class underneath • 1948 Flag with class underneath • 1949 Flag with class underneath • 1949 Flag with class underneath • 1950 Flag with class underneath • 1952 Flag • 1952 Flag • 1952 Flag • 1952 Flag • 1952 Flag with class in formation • 1952 Flag • 1953 Flag with class underneath • 1954 Flag being carried by women • 1955 Flag • 1955 Flag • 1955 Flag • 1955 Flag • 1956 Flag • 1955 Flag • 1957 Flag • 1957 Flag with class sitting underneath • 1957 Flag with class sitting underneath • 1957 Flag with class sitting underneath • 1958 Flag with women in field (2 copies) • 1958 Flag being carried by women (2 copies) • 1959 Flag with class underneath • 1959 Flag with class underneath • 1960 Flag • 1961 Flag with class underneath • 1962 Flag with women walking in front • 1965 Flag • 1966 Flag • 1967 Flag with men standing in front • 1969 Flag • 1971 Flag with class underneath • 1972 Flag being held up by students • 1974 Flag • Composition of 71, 72,73,74 Flags

  • Conditions Governing Access

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

  • Custodial History

    Acquired from various sources.

  • Preferred Citation

    Western Flag Collection, Western College Memorial Archives, Oxford, Ohio.

  • Existence and Location of Originals

    http://westernarchives.lib.muohio.edu/show_content.php?unique_id=81

  • Other Descriptive Information

    Collections:  Class Flag Photographs and Class Flags-List of Descriptions http://westernarchives.lib.muohio.edu/show_content.php?unique_id=84

  • Biographical or Historical Information

    Upon their arrival at Western College, each first year class designed flags that were used at annual celebrations and official college programs.  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/index.php

  • Scope and Contents

    Collection of photographs of class flags from Western College for Women in Oxford, Ohio.

  • Processing Information

    Collection was processed by Archivist, Western College Memorial Archives, Oxford, Ohio.

External Documents

Instances

  • Type
    Text
    Container 1 Type
    Object
    Container 1 Indicator
    1 Binder
  • Type
    Text
    Container 1 Type
    Object
    Container 1 Indicator
    1 Blue Binder

Components