Collection AFC 339 - Western University Historical Photograph Collection

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Western University Historical Photograph Collection

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  • Graphic material

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CA ON00353 AFC 339

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  • 1900 - 2000 (Creation)
    Western University

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(1878 -)

Administrative history

Founded on March 7, 1878 by Bishop Isaac Hellmuth (1817–1901) ‘The Western University of London Ontario’ opened its doors to students for the first time in 1881. Four faculties were established (Arts, Divinity, Law and Medicine) at Western's inception.

In 1916, the current campus property was mainly purchased from the Kingsmill family, with construction beginning in 1922 and first classes held in summer of 1924. In 1923 the university was renamed The University of Western Ontario.

Since that first class graduated in 1883, the university has become a vibrant centre of learning. Through 12 faculties and three affiliated university colleges, Western today offers its 36,000-plus students more than 400 specializations, majors and minors.

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(2001 -)

Administrative history

Western Archives was formally established in 2001. It moved to the Archives and Research Collections Centre (ARCC), which was formally opened in 2004. The J.J. Talman Regional Collection and James and Ellen Rea Benson Special Collections of Western Libraries moved to the ARCC at the same time, and were later absorbed into the Archives. The name was updated in 2018 to Western University Archives and Special Collections.

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Scope and content

This collection consists of photographs relating to the development of Western University. It is an artificial collection that was created by Western University Archives and Special Collections and its predecessors.

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Series include:
Panoramic Photographs of Opening Exercises October 16-17 1924
Western Historical Photograph Files
Oversize Western Historical Photograph Files

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      Access to records is generally unrestricted, but access to some is restricted for preservation reasons, and/or because the records have been reformatted.

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      Permission of the Archives is required for publication.

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