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Oberlin College

Archive-It Partner Since: Nov, 2010

Organization Type: Colleges & Universities

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Founded in 1833 by a Presbyterian minister and a missionary, Oberlin College holds a distinguished place among American colleges and universities. It was the first college to grant bachelor's degrees to women in a coeducational environment and, historically, was a leader in the education of African Americans. It is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Higher Learning Commission. The Oberlin community is known for its academic and musical excellence and its commitment to social justice, sustainability, and diversity.

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AWAY: experiments in travel and telling

Archived since: May, 2023


AWAY is a space for writing about travel that challenges typical tellings, whether through the content of the pieces, the way they're told, the voices telling them, or the discoveries travelers make in the process.

Subject:   Travel writing

Allen Memorial Art Museum (AMAM)

Archived since: Jan, 2024


Founded in 1917, the museum has strong holdings in American, Asian, European, and global contemporary art, with smaller but impressive collections of African, ancient, Indigenous American, and Islamic art. The Allen’s collection of more than 15,000 works is recognized among the top academic art museums in the nation.

Subject:   Art museums--Ohio--Oberlin Allen Memorial Art Museum

Annapolis Brass Quintet

Archived since: May, 2023


Content is focused mostly on the repertoire for brass quintet, especially music composed for chamber settings, and specifically works performed by or with the Annapolis Brass Quintet.

Subject:   Brass quintets (Horn, trombones (2), trumpets (2))


Archived since: May, 2015


The Archives holds the permanently valuable records of the institution, as well as those of individuals, families, and organizations affiliated with Oberlin College and/or Oberlin. Included are materials on movements with which Oberlin has been associated, such as anti-slavery, black education, coeducation, missions, temperance, cultural diversity, and the environment.

Subject:   Oberlin (Ohio)--History--Sources Oberlin College--History--Sources Oberlin College. Archives


Archived since: Nov, 2013


Oberlin College is an NCAA Division III institution and part of the North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC), offering 21 varsity sports with roughly 350 student athletes participating each year.

Subject:   College sports--Ohio--Oberlin--Sources Oberlin College--Sports--Sources


Archived since: Apr, 2023


This collection includes two commentary projects: a student commentary to Horace’s Epistles I, and a scholarly commentary to Seneca’s Naturales Quaestiones Book 3 (see the NQ introduction for acknowledgements).

Subject:   Arts & Humanities Classical education Oberlin College. Classics Department

Course Catalog

Archived since: Nov, 2013

No description.

Subject:   Oberlin College--Catalogs

Digital Collections

Archived since: Nov, 2013


Includes an assortment of course related projects and exhibitions from the Oberlin College Libraries, Special Collections, and Archives.

Subject:   Digital collections (Oberlin College)

Digitizing American Feminisms

Archived since: Dec, 2022


The projects on this site all began as class assignments. Students work together in teams to create a “mini-edition” based on documents in the Oberlin College Archives identified by Professor Lasser and Archivist Ken Grossi for their potential to illuminate aspects of feminism.

Subject:   Student projects, American feminisms--History

Electronic Oberlin Group (EOG)

Archived since: May, 2024


Founded in 1996, the EOG was a voluntary organization that sought to make available in electronic format a wide range of materials and resources about the town of Oberlin, Ohio, its diverse population, and its remarkable history. The EOG pursued its objectives in cooperation with Oberlin College, the Oberlin Public Schools, the Oberlin Historical and Improvement Organization (now the Oberlin Heritage Center), and the Oberlin Public Library.

Subject:   Oberlin (Ohio)--History

Enact - Art In The Mind

Archived since: Sep, 2013


In 1970, 65 artists participated in a project called “Art in the Mind,” submitting proposals, drawings, diagrams, and ideas, which were then compiled and published. This catalogue of conceptual art inspired artists Ann Torke and Nanette Yannuzzi to curate ENACT, a virtual Internet-based art exhibition inviting 60 contemporary artists and writers to respond to the original document with new work.

Subject:   Art--Exhibitions

First Church

Archived since: Nov, 2015


Founded in 1834 and built from plans by noted architect Richard Bond, First Church is an Oberlin Historic Landmark and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The cornerstone was laid in 1842 and a tower, taken from an Asher Benjamin pattern book, was added in 1845. The Meeting House was the largest auditorium west of the Alleghenies.

Subject:   Oberlin (Ohio)--History United Church of Christ--Ohio--Oberlin

Latino Lorain History Project

Archived since: Sep, 2022


The Latino Lorain History Project is a collaborative endeavor that involves community members, local leaders, cultural workers, teachers, public officials, and countless partner organizations and institutions committed to documenting the important, and distinctive history of Latinas/os in Lorain, Ohio. This website features oral histories, historical documents, and research about Latinas/os in Lorain.

Subject:   Lorain (Ohio)--History Hispanic Americans--Ohio--Lorain--Biography

Oberlin College Libraries

Archived since: Feb, 2020


The Oberlin College Libraries consists of the Mary Church Terrell Main Library, Terrell Special Collections, The Oberlin College Archives, The Clarence Ward Art Library, The Conservatory Library, and The Science Library. The library system has more than 2.4 million items of print and media materials, as well as extensive online journals and research databases.

Subject:   Universities & Libraries

Oberlin College Website

Archived since: Nov, 2010


Websites related to Oberlin College.

Subject:   Universities & Libraries

Oberlin Grape

Archived since: Jun, 2024


Oberlin College's student news and culture magazine, published bi-weekly since 1999.

Subject:   Oberlin (Ohio)--Newspapers College students--Ohio--Newspapers

Oberlin Heritage Center

Archived since: Mar, 2024


The Oberlin Heritage Center (OHC) is the historical society, museum, and heritage preservation organization of Oberlin. OHC offers a year-round array of tours, lectures, outreach programs, and research services, as well as acts as a committed community partner and preservation organization.

Subject:   Oberlin (Ohio)--History

Student Publications

Archived since: Feb, 2022


This collection includes In Solidarity, Oberlin Comics Collective (OCC), The Oberlin Grape, The Oberlin Instant, The Oberlin Review, The Plum Creek Review, The Spectre, The Synapse, and Wilder Voice Magazine.

Subject:   Oberlin College--Students--Periodicals

Terrell Special Collections

Archived since: Feb, 2024


Special Collections at Oberlin include rare books and manuscripts, photos, slides, scores, recorded sound, and artifacts which do not circulate.

Subject:   Libraries—Ohio—Oberlin--Special collections

The Oberlin Group

Archived since: Dec, 2015


A consortium of the libraries of selective, top-ranked liberal arts colleges in the United States, The Oberlin Group provides a forum for directors and staff to discuss issues of common concern, to share accomplishments and information on best practices, and to help members anticipate and adapt to the challenges of library administration and liberal arts education.

Subject:   Universities & Libraries

The Oberlin Project

Archived since: Dec, 2014


The Oberlin Project is a full spectrum sustainability pilot between Oberlin College, the City of Oberlin and the Clinton Foundation's Climate Positive Development Program. The Project is organized around community teams working on strategic issues such as energy, public policy, finance, community engagement, economic development, and education.

Subject:   Community development--Ohio--Oberlin Sustainable development--Ohio--Oberlin

Wilson Bruce Evans Home Historical Society

Archived since: Apr, 2023


The Wilson Bruce Evans Home Historical Society (Evans HHS) honors the legacy of Wilson Bruce Evans (1824-1898), Sarah Jane Leary Evans (1829-1898) and their descendants. The Society seeks to situate this legacy in the context of the larger story of Oberlin, Ohio as a historic site in the continuing struggle for Black freedom, racial equality and social justice in America.

Subject:   Evans, Wilson Bruce, 1866-1918 Oberlin (Ohio)--History

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