Westbrook College Campus, Maine (Campus History Series)

Westbrook College Campus, Maine (Campus History Series)

by Joyce K. Bibber


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Established in 1831, Westbrook Seminary, as the school was originally known, may be the earliest coeducational boarding school in the country. Once noted as having been in three cities without moving, the institution began in a section of Westbrook that became Deering and was later annexed to Portland. Westbrook Seminary was founded by Universalists but open to all youth, whatever their creed or gender. Permitted to give college work in 1863, it provided laureate degrees to women for more than 50 years. In the 20th century, the institution moved from coeducational seminary to girls' school, to junior college for women, to college, and finally it became part of the University of New England, all under the school's original charter. Westbrook College Campus tells the story of this institution through vintage images, some never published before, selected from the campus archives.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738562483
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 03/28/2009
Series: Campus History Series
Pages: 127
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Joyce K. Bibber graduated from Westbrook Junior College before completing her education at Barnard College and Stanford University. She returned twice to serve as the college's assistant dean. In addition to publications on historic architecture, she is the author of six other Arcadia volumes.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 Westbrook Seminary 11

2 Girls' School and Junior College 27

3 Junior College 39

4 Campus Living 53

5 Activities 69

6 Classrooms and Classes 93

7 Working Together 113

8 College to University 119

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