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Memories of the First Westhampton Class

This interactive flip book is a digital representation of the Westhampton College Class of 1915 scrapbook. As much of a journal as it is a collection of mementos, the book details the experiences, adventures, and impressions of Westhampton's first senior class, which included eleven women. We believe that the scrapbook was primarily kept by Margaret Monteiro because there are several letters and invitations addressed to her within the book. The physical book is located in the Virginia Baptist Historical Society, while images of each individual page with associated metadata can be accessed here.

Original Campus Architecture

This exhibit discusses the history and architecture of each building that stood on the Westhampton campus in 1914 and still stands today. Photographs accompany each building history, as well as links to items within the collection that expand on the individual stories.

The Spider Spirit, A Century Ago

The 1915 graduates of both Richmond and Westhampton Colleges are documented in their own words by their yearbook pages. In addition, the very first graduate of Westhampton College, Celeste Anderson O'Flaherty, left us an audio legacy of the early days of life on the Richmond and Westhampton College campuses. Listen to her voice as you read the transcriptions and learn about the early days of the Spider Spirit.

Student Hometowns

Drawing on one hundred years worth of commencement programs, yearbooks, and administrative data, this interactive map plots the hometowns of Richmond and Westhampton College seniors from 1915-2014. International exchange students, non-degree seeking students, and graduate level students are not shown. Discover where a century of graduates have called home.

From Idea to Reality

Contruction of the new campus required a great deal of planning, organization, and execution by many talented people across a number of years. Allowing its visitors to manipulate space and time, this exhibit places local events surrounding the construction alongside contemporary world events on a timeline, and features a fully interactive map. Through documents, images and maps found on this site and elsewhere, explore the development of the new campus from 1910 to 1915. Built using Neatline, this exhibit is not optimized for mobile browsers.