Welcome to Western College Memorial Archives
The Western College Memorial Archives are now housed in the Withrow Court Annex, along with the Miami University Archives and the Oxford College Archives. If you need to contact us regarding appointments, questions, this webpage or anything else, you can call 513.529.6720 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In accordance with the vision of Miami University and the Mission Statement of University
Libraries, the Western College Memorial Archives serves the university, local and international
communities by collecting, preserving and providing access to primary resources on the culture
and history of the former Western College for Women (1853-1974).
Collection Development Policy
Materials CollectedThe Western College Memorial Archives is dedicated to acquiring and preserving any and all materials directly related to the Western College for Women. The Archives includes Boards of Trustees records dating back to 1853, original materials from Western College presidents and an impressive photographic collection. Primary sources are available in a variety of media including audio and video.
The following categories of resources are included in the Western College Memorial Archives:
- Materials produced by or about the college such as administrative records, policies, catalogs, biographical information about faculty and alumnae, Western College publications, photographs, and other documentary media.
- Reference copies of monographs reflecting the history of Western College for Women.
- Freedom Summer materials directly related to activities that occurred in 1964.
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
The Western College Memorial Archives have begun transferring their online records to a new ArchivesSpace platform. The process will be completed in 2015.
The Mississippi Freedom Summer Digital Collection is now online.
This project was funded by a grant from the Ohio Humanities Council, the Miami University Libraries, and through the generous support of Catherine Ross-Loveland, a 1952 graduate of the Western College for Women.
The Western Weekly Student
Newspaper is now online.
The Edgar Stillman Kelley Collection information website is now accessible.
The Western Round-Up Student Newspaper Collection is now