Aerial view of Waterloo Lutheran University, 1963
Description
Creator
Personal Studio, Photographer
Media Type
Image
Item Type
Photographs
Description
Black and white aerial photograph of the Waterloo Lutheran University campus in Waterloo, Ontario. Albert Street and University Avenue intersect at the bottom of the photograph.
Notes
Wilfrid Laurier University is a public university in Waterloo, Ontario. Laurier traces its roots to 1911 with the founding of the Evangelical Lutheran Seminary of Canada, the first Lutheran seminary in Canada.

As the seminary grew, it expanded teaching into new areas. From 1914-1929 it founded and operated Waterloo College School, an all-boys high school offering pre-theological education leading to senior matriculation. In 1924, the seminary expanded its higher education offerings when it established Waterloo College of Arts, a non-theological honours degree program affiliated with the University of Western Ontario. Waterloo College and Associate Faculties, offering science and engineering programs, was launched in 1956. Three years later, Waterloo College and Associate Faculties separated from Waterloo College and became incorporated as the University of Waterloo.

Also in 1959, the seminary received a revised charter from the Province of Ontario. The charter established Waterloo Lutheran University, a degree-granting university composed of two units – Waterloo University College (formerly Waterloo College) and Waterloo Lutheran Seminary (formerly the Evangelical Lutheran Seminary of Canada). In 1960, WLU ended its long-standing affiliation with the University of Western Ontario, and began to grant its own degrees.

On November 1, 1973, Waterloo Lutheran University became a public institution and was renamed Wilfrid Laurier University. Waterloo Lutheran Seminary, renamed Martin Luther University College in 2018, remains a federated college of the university.

In 1999 a second campus, Laurier Brantford, opened in Brantford, Ontario. In 2006 the Faculty of Social Work moved to a century-old building in downtown Kitchener.
Inscriptions
Photographer stamp, reverse: Personal Studio / 180 King St. North / Print no. 8847-6 / Waterloo, Ontario / Phone SH. 5-4074
Date of Original
May 1, 1963
Image Dimensions
Image Width: 24cm
Image Height: 19.5cm
Subject(s)
Local identifier
U57_273
Collection
Wilfrid Laurier University photograph collection
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.4668 Longitude: -80.51639
Copyright Statement
Protected by copyright: Uses other than research or private study require the permission of the rightsholder(s). Responsibility for obtaining permissions and for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Copyright Holder
Wilfrid Laurier University
Recommended Citation
Wilfrid Laurier University Archives & Special Collections
Reproduction Notes
U57 Disc17
Contact
Wilfrid Laurier University Library
Email
WWW address
Agency street/mail address

75 University Avenue West, Waterloo, ON Canada N2L 3C5

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Aerial view of Waterloo Lutheran University, 1963


Black and white aerial photograph of the Waterloo Lutheran University campus in Waterloo, Ontario. Albert Street and University Avenue intersect at the bottom of the photograph.