Research files of Marlene Deahl Merrill (O.C.
Research Associate) regarding the impact women had on John Keep
and William Dawes’ college fund raising trip to England
in 1839. Total volume: 0.6 l.f.Accession 1998/051
Papers of Marlene Deahl Merrill related to research of the life
of Sarah Margru Kinson Green, including a typescript copy of
Merrill’s talk “Sarah Margru Kinson: An Amistad Captive
Comes to Oberlin”, presented at the annual meeting of O.H.I.O,
8 April 1998; research materials from Oberlin Review 17 April
1895, copies of correspondence from the AMA Archives, Fisk U., “Sarah
Margru Kinson” by Ricky Clark (for quilt piece), n.d.;
web site information concerning the Amistad (1998), and OAH Newsletter
article RE: Amistad incident (Feb 1998); correspondence and information
RE: Dave Pesci (author of Amistad) and Davidson Nichol (diplomat
from Sierra Leone) 1979, 1983, 1994, 1998; correspondence between
Merrill and Anne Schockley RE: Albert Burton Jowett (son of Sarah
Margru Kinson ?) 1998 (copies of materials RE: Jowett from Fisk
U.); typescript copy of Chapter 1. “Sarah Margru Kinson:
African Missionary” for the book The Three Sarahs. Total
volume: 0.2 l.f.
Twelve (12) folders relating to the Oberlin College John L. Dube
research project and public program of March 17, 2001, funded
in part by the Ohio Humanities Council. Total volume: 0.2
Papers of Marlene Deahl Merrill related to research for Friends & Sisters...
(1987) (0.8 l.f.) and Soul Mates... (1983) (0.8 l.f.), both co-edited
with Carol Lasser, including photocopies of original correspondence
between Lucy Stone and Antionette Brown Blackwell, transcriptions,
personal handwritten notes, articles, publicity, and correspondence
re: the release of the books, 1983-88; one file containing publicity
and correspondence re: the publishing of The Three Sarahs,
research materials (0.2 l.f.) relating to her paper (“Finney’s
Impact at Oberlin and Elsewhere”) presented at the Charles
G. Finney conference held September 10-11, 1992, at Oberlin College,
including photocopies of source material, notes, and a copy of
Merrill’s paper; Glenn Looman’s dissertation Karamu
House: The Establishment and Evolution of a Settlement House
for Cleveland’s African-American Community, 1914-23, with
handwritten notes by Merrill; and two volumes of photocopies
from the Blackwell Family Papers (repository not indicated).
Total volume: 2.40 l.f.
Papers of Marlene Deahl Merrill related to research for Growing
Up in Boston’s Gilded Age: The Journal of Alice Stone
Blackwell, 1872-1874 (1990), including a photocopy of Alice
Stone Blackwell’s diary, 1872, typed and handwritten
notes, maps, copies of articles, photographs (some negatives)
and illustrations, publicity, and correspondence re: research
and publication. Date span 1988-1991, (1.20 l.f.).
Also included are separate files consisting of copies of articles
by Ellen Lawson, notices, 1979, 1983, 1989; Christ Episcopal
Church, re: division in the Oberlin congregation, 1976; correspondence
and supporting documents relating to entries for The Black
Women in America: Historical Encyclopedia, 1991-93; a research proposal
titled “Mission to England” (with Dina Schoonmaker)
and related correspondence, 1994; and fifteen (15) 2x2 b/w slides
of black coeds at Oberlin for the “Antebellum Black Coed
Project.” (0.2 l.f.). Total volume: 1.40 l.f.