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Westbrook College History Collection

Westbrook College History Collection

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The Westbrook College History Collection documents and preserves the history of Westbrook Seminary (1831-1925), Westbrook Seminary & Junior College (1925-1933), Westbrook Junior College (1933-1970), Westbrook College (1970-1996), and the Westbrook College Campus of the University of New England. Published and non-published sources, records, documents, personal papers, scrapbooks, memorabilia, photographs, images and artifacts provide permanent and enduring commentary on the founding, development, organization, management and achievements of the institution.

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Sources within the Westbrook College History Collection extend back to 1842, and support historical research, knowledge and scholarship in secondary and higher education, and in 19th and 20th century social and cultural history. Collection finding aids include a Guide to the College History Room; a listing of Headmasters, Principals and Presidents of the Institution with approximate tenure dates; a brief History of Westbrook College; and an overview of the Westbrook College Grounds and Architecture.

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The Westbrook College History Collection is one of five Library special collections and is housed within the Abplanalp Library on the Portland Campus of the University of New England. The Reference Services staff provides research support and access to the WCHC and welcomes inquiries and visits.

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Pictorial History & a Timeline

Westbrook College Campus, a pictorial history by author and historian Joyce K. Bibber '56 is now available! Find out more ...

Read about Joyce Bibber and the pictorial history in Nexus magazine. More ...

Scroll through a pictorial Timeline/Chronology of Westbrook College from its founding. View ...
Links
  • The Founding of Westbrook Seminary:  A Power Point on the history of Westbrook College. More ...
  • A History of the Westbrook College Campus: From the founding of the Seminary to present day. More ...
  • Historical Postcards:  A look back at Westbrook Junior College.  More ...
  • Women's Education at Westbrook Seminary:   Researching 19th and early 20th century women's higher education. More ...
  • A History of the University Campus: From the founding of St. Francis College to the present day. More ...
  • "Shaping a Future: The Founding of the University of New England"  More ...
  • Westbrook College Alumni Authors: Sketches of some of Westbrook College's alumni who became authors. More ...
  • Deborah Morton: A Power Point on a teacher, preceptress, educator, lecturer, and reformer.  More ...