Download Full Text (28.0 MB)
Download Forward and Prologue, pages 1 to 14 (2.1 MB)
Download Normal School, 1899 - 1933, pages 15 to 46 (6.7 MB)
Download College of Education, 1933 - 1959, pages 47 to 76 (6.5 MB)
Download State College, 1959 - 1974, pages 77 to 120 (9.6 MB)
Download Retrospect and Prospect, pages 121 to 132 (2.7 MB)
Western Washington State College Foundation
Western at 75, a history of the institution, was written in 1974 by Dr. Arthur C. Hicks on the Diamond Anniversary of Western Washington State College. Dr. Hicks used the opportunity to update his book, The First Fifty Years, which he had prepared for the Golden Anniversary of what is now Western Washington University. The book traces the history of a teacher training institute (state normal school) from 1899 through its transformation into a liberal arts school, with a still strong commitment to teacher education, but on the move towards a more broadly based curriculum with multiple colleges and bright hopes for its future.
The author, Dr. Arthur C. Hicks was a teacher and scholar of English literature, specializing in the English Romantic poets. Born 1901 in Canyon City, Oregon. Educated at the University of Oregon (BA 1922, MA 1927) and Stanford University (PhD 1932). Member of the faculty, Western Washington University, 1933-1969; Professor Emeritus of English, Western Washington University. Dr. Hicks passed away in 1994.
Subjects - Topical (LCSH)
Universities and colleges--Washington (State)--Bellingham--History
Western Washington College of Education, New Whatcom State Normal School, WWU campus history
Subjects - Names (LCNAF)
Western Washington State College--History; State Normal School (New Whatcom, Wash.)--History
Hicks, Arthur C. (Arthur Clark), "Western at 75" (1974). A Collection of Open Access Books and Monographs. 7.