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Oberlin College Through the Years

 

Alford Carleton (1903-1983) served as a missionary in Turkey and Syria for the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions (ABCFM) from 1924 to 1936, as president of Aleppo College in Syria from 1937 to 1954, and as executive vice president of the ABCFM (later to become the United Church of World Ministries) from 1957 to 1970.

The Oberlin College Archives recently received a collection of papers relating to the family of Alford Carleton and his services as a missionary, college president, and administrator for the ABCFM and United Church of World Ministries.

From the early 1900s, when Henry C. King was president of Oberlin College, to the present, Oberlin College students, faculty, and staff have been asked to share their views on the political and social conditions in the Middle East. Included in the Carleton papers are letters and writings relating to his experiences in Turkey, Syria and other countries in the Middle East.

In this letter, President Richard Nixon writes to thank Alford Carleton, '24, for his reflections and comments about the Middle East.

 

Pictured here circa 1930

 

 

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