(Photos by Eugene Rutigliano)

Bible from first woman graduate returns to OWU

Beeghly Library recently received a Bible originally presented to Ohio Wesleyan’s first female graduate, Inez White Dial. In 1879, the OWU Alumni Association presented the Bible to Dial as she received her degree from the newly coeducational University. Dial’s granddaughter, Rebecca Lovett, donated this historic find to the University. The 1879 degree followed Dial’s first bachelor’s degree in 1875 from Ohio Wesleyan Female College, shortly before its merger with Ohio Wesleyan University in 1877. She received a master’s degree from the University in 1883. Pictured is the inscription in the Bible.

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