Subgroup I. Administrative Files of the Office of the President
The administrative files of the Office of the President document a wide rage of institutional activity, including appointments, budgetry, and legal matters. The subgroup consists of nine series: 1. Annual Reports, 2. Appointments Books and Office Datebook, 3. Budget, 4. By-Laws and Legal Matters, 5. Correspondence, 6. Papers, Talks and Writings, 7. Administrative Searches, 8. Outside Representation, 9. Subject Files, and 10. Name Files.
Series 1. Annual reports, 1960-1970, (3.1 lin. ft.) *
This series is made up of miscellaneous files about the preparation of the annual report. There are annual report request memoranda as well as commentaries on the president's report. The annual reports received by President Carr from academic departments and administrative offices, are filed here because they form the corpus of the President's own annual report.
* The bound annual report, including the yearly financial report, is filed under College-General (Ready Reference).
Series 2. Appointment Books and Office Datebook, 1960-1970, (0.5 lin. ft.)
Series 2 contains appointment books for the President as well as a datebook he used during his tenure at Oberlin College.
Series 3. Budgets, 1960-71, (0.6 lin. ft.)
Included in this series is any information relating to the yearly budget of the college.
Series 4. By-Laws and Legal Matters, 1960-1970, (0.2 lin. ft.)
This series contains materials relating to by-laws considered by the Board of Trustees. It also has documents from lawyers who handled any legal matters relating to college business.
Series 5. Correspondence, 1959-1970, (5 lin. ft.)
The correspondence, arranged alphabetically, are divided as follows: A-E, F-K, L-P, Q-Z.
Series 6. Papers, Talks and Writings, 1960-1970, 1975, (0.6 lin. ft.)
Series 6 is divided into two subseries: 1. President Robert K. Carr and Subseries 2. Mrs. Olive Carr. Speeches are filed first and followed by the talks.
Series 7. Administrative Searches, 1960-1970, (0.2 lin. ft.)
Included in this series are documents relating to personnel searches (i.e., faculty and administrative positions).
Series 8. Outside Representation, 1960-1970, (0.4 lin. ft.)
Documents in this series give information about who represented Oberlin College at other college and university events/functions (i.e. inaugurations).
Series 9. Name Files, 1959-1970, (4.15 lin. ft.)
Includes files, organized by name, which are arranged alphabetically. This is mostly correspondence between said party and the president.
Series 10. Subject Files, 1959-1970, (9.2 lin. ft.)
This series, organized by subject, is in alphabetical order.
Subgroup II. Files relating to the Board of Trustees
This subgroup consists of three series: 1. Minutes of Meetings, 2. Trustee Committees, and 3. General. A more complete run of Trustee's minutes can be found in the Board of Trustees (RG/1).
Series 1. Minutes of Meetings, 1959-1970, (2.05 lin. ft.)
This series contains an incomplete edition of Trustee minutes and documents relating to the Institute of International Education's Annual Meeting.
Series 2. Trustee Committees, 1960-1970, (2.50 lin. ft.)
Trustee committees are alphabetically arranged.
Series 3. General, 1960-1970, (0.4 lin. ft.)
Documents in this series relate to general matters that were handled by the trustees and the files cannot be incorporated elsewhere. The contents are modest in size and value.
Subgroup III. College Divisions and College Faculties
Subgroup III is comprised of five series: 1. General Faculty, 2. Arts and Sciences, 3. Conservatory, 4. Graduate School of Theology, and 5. Subject Files.
Series 1. General Faculty, 1960-1970, (2.50 lin. ft.)
This series contains documents relating to the Faculty Council and other faculty committees. There are a small number of subject files as well. Information about Honorary Degrees is also found here.
Series 2. Arts and Sciences, 1960-1970, (1.45 lin. ft.)
Documents in this series relate to the College Faculty ad other committees in the College of Arts and Sciences. The papers of the Arts and Science Deanship are also found here as well as a general file (A-S).
Series 3. Conservatory, 1960-1970, (0.2 lin. ft.)
Series 3 contains the Faculty Council Minutes and Deanship records for the Conservatory. A few general files can also be found here.
Series 4. Graduate School of Theology (G.S.T.), 1960-1970, (1.45 lin. ft.)
Faculty Council Minutes and other committee reports for the Graduate School of Theology are a part of series 4. As in the other series there is also a general file as well.
Series 5. Subject Files, 1960-1970, (0.6 lin. ft.)
Series 5 contains miscellaneous committee reports. These groups are part of the college divisions, but may have been ad hoc or special committees may have been temporary.
Subgroup IV. Academic Departments, Administrative Offices and Program Files
This subgroup deals with departments and offices within the college as well as special programs. There are three series: 1. Academic Departments, 2. Administrative Offices, and 3. Programs.
Series 1. Academic Departments, 1960-1970, (2.3 lin. ft.)
Series 1 is comprised of academic departments which are arranged in alphabetical order from Art-Zoology.
Series 2. Administrative Offices, 1960-1970, (2.1 lin. ft.)
Documents relating to various offices at Oberlin College, such as Admissions, Allen Art Museum, Alumni Office, Buildings and Grounds, Development, Financial Aid and the Library.
Series 3. Programs, 1960-1970, (1.9 lin. ft.)
Materials in this series relate to special programs the college offered (Summer School, Shansi and the YMCA).
Subgroup V. Student Life Files
This subgroup contains eight series: 1. Student Affairs, 2. Committees, 3. Demonstrations, 4. Student Government, 5. Student Organizations and Publications, 6. Student Programs, 7. Student Services, and 8. Subject Files.
Series 1. Student Affairs, 1960-1970, (0.6 lin. ft.)
Student Affairs includes the records of the Student Affairs Office.
Series 2. Student Committees, 1960-1970, (0.4 lin. ft.)
This series documents various student committees that existed on campus during the "Sixties."
Series 3. Student Demonstrations, 1960-1970, (0.8 lin. ft.)
Included in Series 3 are documents relating to the campus unrest and demonstrations of the "Sixties" that were occasioned by the Vietnam War.
Series 4. Student Government, 1960-1970, (1. lin. ft.)
Documents in this series relate to student governing bodies such as the Student Council, Student Senate and Mock Conventions.
Series 5. Student Organizations and Publications, 1960-1970, (0.6 lin. ft.)
Records relating to student organizations and student-run publications are part of this series.
Series 6. Student Programs, 1960-1970, (1.45 lin. ft.)
Records in this series deal with various types of programs that were brought to campus to entertain the students.
Series 7. Student Services, 1960-1970, (1.7 lin. ft.)
Included are Chapel and Vespers, Health and Residential Life. the residential life is the most complete and contains information on housing policies.
Series 8. Subject Files, 1960-1970, (0.4 lin. ft.)
Series 8 is arranged alphabetically by subjects which relate to student life and activities in general.
Subgroup VI. External Organizations
This subgroup, consisting of three series, deals with professional organizations that are associated with Oberlin College in some manner.
Series 1. National Organizations, 1960-1970, (2.5 lin. ft.)
This series contains records relating to companies at the national level who dealt with Oberlin College. They are arranged alphabetically.
Series 2. Regional Organizations, 1960-1970, (1.7 lin. ft.)
Included in this series are documents from regional organizations such as: North-Central Evaluations and the Great Lakes Colleges Association.
Series 3. State/Local Organizations, 1960-1970, (1.9 lin. ft.)
Series three documents state and local organizations or companies that dealt with Oberlin College during the "Sixties."