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The following is a list of all Record Groups held by the Oberlin College Archives. Please contact the College Archives for information relating to the collections that do not have an online link to a finding guide.

Record Group Date Span Volume
0. College General 1834–to present 90.25 l.f.
1. Board of Trustees 1833-1982 49.35 l.f.
2. Office of the President (Mahan-Krislov) 1750–to present 518.48 l.f.
3. Presidential Assistants (Williams-Mason) 1900-1974 38.6 l.f.
4. Office of Provost 1958-1995 111.0 l.f.
5. Office of the Secretary 1833-1998 121.0 l.f.
6. Office of Business & Finance 1927-1988 162.05 l.f.
7. Office of Treasurer 1822-1997 77.2 l.f.
8. Office of Controller 1835-1995 25.9 l.f.
9. College of Arts and Sciences (Division) 1846–to present   
10. Conservatory of Music (Division) 1841–to present 181.35 l.f.
11. Graduate School of Theology (Division) 1841 (1923-66)-1984 29.25 l.f.
12. Dean of Students 1928 (1928-89) to present 280.39 l.f.
13. Dean of Student Support Services 1969 (1991-98)-2001 21.2 l.f.
14. Office of Vice-President for Operations 1973-1998 18.25 l.f.
15. Shansi Memorial Association 1881–to present 132.15 l.f.
16. College Library 1815–to present 71.5 l.f.
17. Department of Human Resources 1939 (1970-90)-1998 9.75 l.f.
18. Office of Communications 1923 (1950-87) to present 112.06 l.f.
19. Student Life 1836-to present 209.12 l.f.
20. Alumni Association 1839 (1920-85)-present 54.96 l.f.
21. "Oberlin File" 1823–to present 13.6 l.f.
22. Faculty Club 1919-1939 1.0 l.f.
23. Oberlin Academy 1850 (1901-16)-1916 6.0 l.f.
24. Oberlin Kindergarten-Primary Training School 1894-1933 6.89 l.f.
25. Office of Admissions 1888–to present 139.55 l.f.
26. Development & Alumni Affairs 1857–to present 71.25 l.f.
27. Office of the Registrar 1859-present 33.1 l.f.
28. Alumni Records 1833–to present 638.7 l.f.
29. YMCA-YWCA 1863 (1894-1964)-1971 12.25 l.f.
30. Other Individuals 1737-2004 1502.0 l.f.
31. Oberlin Community 1834–to present 247.7 l.f.
32. Photographs (260,000 items) 1848–to present 252.16 l.f.
33. Various College-wide Committees 1912–to present 49.0 l.f.
34. Schauffler College of Religious & Social Work 1887 (1930-80)-1980 5.3 l.f.
35. Objects 1800-to present 107.06 l.f.
36. Postcards 1890-2004 8.56 l.f.
37. Sound Recordings 1939–to present 24.9 l.f.
38. Miscellaneous Missionary Records 1866 (1884-1938)-1984 1.6 l.f.
39. Office of Placement 1887 (1937-70)-2003 21.5 l.f.
40. Paintings, Prints and Drawings 1888-1996 292 items
41. Oberlin College Archives 1959-2005 65.4 l.f.
42. Women's Department 1851-1907 2.0 l.f.
43. Oral History 1970 (1979-89)-2004 3.6 l.f.
44. Non-College Miscellany 1849-1987 0.2 l.f.
45. Miscellaneous Manuscripts 1809-1999 1.0 l.f.
46. Posters 1876-2009 19.5 l.f.
47. O.C. Teacher's Academy 1986-1991 0.1 l.f.
48. OCOPE/OPEIU Local 502 1960-2004 1.0 l.f.
49. Office of Financial Aid 1881 (1900-81)-2002 11.1 l.f.
50. Administrative & Professional Staff 1974–to present 4.0 l.f.
51. Center for Information Technology 1964-2003 19.85 l.f.
52. Maps 1833-1980 20.75 l.f.
53. Architectural Records 1895-2006 76.1 l.f.
54. Offiice of Vice President for Finance 1984 (1990-2001)-2001  2.85 l.f.
55. Center for Service and Learning 1995–to present 0.2 l.f.
56. Office of Affirmative Action 1976-2004 1.2 l.f.
57. Moving Images