The records of minority students at Oberlin College, located in
Subgroup IV: Alumni Records, Series 3 of the Office of the Secretary
(RG 5), contain statistics about
Oberlin students from 1834 to 1972. "The Catalogue and Record
of Colored Students" was assembled in 1972 to record and summarize
the minority students who had attended Oberlin College from 1844
to 1972. This included black, Asian, American Indian, and Middle
Eastern students. In 2001 an addendum to the catalogue, filling
in the information for the years 1862-1899, was completed.
Available here are those sections of the catalogue that pertain
to black students and graduates, 1835-1972. We have also provided
a key to the abbreviations used in the records.
To explain the history and contents of the Catalogue, Archivist
Roland M. Baumann wrote an introduction: "A History of Recording
Black Students at Oberlin College and the Story of the Missing Record."