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Category: Education, Colleges, universities & post-graduate training, University of New England. Westbrook College Campus

Historical Items

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Item 28954

Zelia A. Lunt diary, Westbrook, 1843-1844

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1843 Location: Westbrook Media: Ink on paper in bound book

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Item 29171

Class of 1890, Westbrook Seminary

Contributed by: Abplanalp Library, UNE Date: 1890 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper

Item 29172

Class of 1880, Goddard Hall, Westbrook Seminary

Contributed by: Abplanalp Library, UNE Date: circa 1880 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

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Westbrook Seminary: Educating Women

Westbrook Seminary, built on Stevens Plain in 1831, was founded to educate young men and young women. Seminaries traditionally were a form of advanced secondary education. Westbrook Seminary served an important function in admitting women students, for whom education was less available in the early and mid nineteenth century.

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Graduation Season

Graduations -- and schools -- in the 19th through the first decade of the 20th century often were small affairs and sometimes featured student presentations that demonstrated what they had learned. They were not necessarily held in May or June, what later became the standard "end of the school year."