Miami University, known as the “Yale of the West,” was chartered by the state of Ohio on Feb. 17, 1809.
We went into the Journal-News archives to look for photos showing what life was like on the Miami campus in the black-and-white photo era.
Do you recognize these parts of campus? What about the outfits or the places under construction?
Miami University is among the oldest higher-education institutions in the country. It took its name from the Native American tribe that once inhabited Ohio’s Miami Valley region. The university and the Miami tribe, now located in Oklahoma, maintain strong ties.
To commemorate Miami University’s chartering in 1809, the Charter Day Ball is held every three years. The formal dance, for students, faculty and staff, was first held in 1976. The next ball will be held Feb. 17.
MORE ON MIAMI
Thank you for reading the Dayton Daily News and for supporting local journalism. Subscribers: log in for access to your daily ePaper and premium newsletters.
Thank you for supporting in-depth local journalism with your subscription to the Dayton Daily News. Get more news when you want it with email newsletters just for subscribers. Sign up here.