Date of Award


Publication Type

Master Thesis

Degree Name





History, Canadian.


Kulisek, L.




The following is a study of Assumption College and the Basilian Fathers who administered it during a period of unparalleled growth and change, 1950-1963. Assumption began this period as an affiliate college of the University of Western Ontario, claimed autonomous status as a college with university powers, and finally achieved its century old dream as Assumption University of Windsor. The goal once achieved proved unsustainable; forces unleashed by postwar educational growth and strategies adopted by the Basilians to cope with their expanding services contained the seeds of yet another transformation--the creation of the University of Windsor, with Assumption University in federation. As Assumption College transformed itself from a college into a university, the Basilian Fathers found strength in their beliefs, tradition and denominational approach to education. This approach, which had served them well for almost 100 years was found wanting in the dynamic environment of the 1950s, forcing the Basilians to take stock of themselves as they sought to accommodate numerous needs and demands. (Abstract shortened by UMI.)Dept. of History, Philosophy, and Political Science. Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis1991 .M444. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 30-04, page: 1097. Director: Larry L. Kulisek. Thesis (M.A.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 1991.