||2009 Frederick B. Artz Summer Research Grant Winner
|May 2009 Ph.D. candidate J. Brent Morris from Cornell University will be in residence at Oberlin College beginning at the end of June to pursue research in the Archives for his dissertation entitled 'Be not conformed to this world': Oberlin and the Anti-Slavery Movement
|Frederick b. artz Summer Research grants program
|September 1, 2008 Frederick B. Artz Summer Research Grants Program applications are available. The application deadline is January 15, 2009.
|minority student records
December 3, 2004 The
Archives' website now includes the Minority Student Records, which
contain statistics about Oberlin students from 1834 to 1972.
|the 1858 oberlin-wellington rescue: a reappraisal
| September 24, 2004 The 1858 Oberlin-Wellington Rescue: A Reappraisal, by Roland M. Baumann, is now available from the Archives.
|"The American Context of China's Christian Colleges"
|August 21, 2002 "The American Context of China's Christian Colleges" is a project in which the Oberlin College Archives has recently participated with twelve other liberal arts colleges. For information concerning the project, including the materials provided by the College Archives to the website hosted by Yale University, please see <http://www.library.yale.edu/div/colleges/>.
|May 11, 2002 The Archives' website now includes the Minority
Student Records, a series in the records of the Office of
the Secretary of Oberlin College, which contain statistics about
Oberlin students from 1834 to 1972 as well as introductions to
|The Midwestern Archivist
December 11, 2001 In 1988, the journal The Midwestern Archivist published Archivist Roland M. Baumann's article about the establishment
of an archives at Oberlin College, "Oberlin College and the
Movement to Establish An Archives, 1920-1966." The archives
now has the full
text of this article on our website.
|Seeking Responses to Events of September 11
September 21, 2001 The Oberlin College Archives is interested
in documenting the Oberlin community's response to the horrifying
and unimaginable terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington,
D.C., that took place on the 11th of September.
We are interested in acquiring any personal reflections of members
of the community and copies of individual student or group projects
relating to the national tragedy that may well be produced in courses
taught during academic year 2001-2002. So far, staff have succeeded
in acquiring and collecting some historical material for placement
in the College Archives. Reference is made here primarily to campus-wide
e-mails, and to pieces appearing on Oberlin Online and in the Oberlin
For those students who may be considering paper projects that compare
the Oberlin response to the present national emergency with former
ones, I might suggest that you consult the holdings of the College
Archives. Archives' staff stand ready to assist you in whatever
way it can.
Roland M. Baumann
Contact the Oberlin College Archives, 420 Mudd Center
|Jewel LaFontant-MANkarious Papers
|July 19, 2001 The papers of Jewel
LaFontant-MANkarious ('43, '79 hon., trustee 1981-86)
are now available in the Oberlin College Archives. These newly available
historical manuscripts illuminate the career of this noted Chicago
civil rights leader, lawyer, and high-ranking U.S. Presidential appointee.
Donated to the Oberlin College Archives following LaFontant-MANkarious
death in 1997, the papers have just been opened for research use following
a 14-week effort to arrange and describe the material. For further
information see the press
release from the Oberlin College News Service.
|Frederick B. Artz Summer Program
|November 15, 2000 The Oberlin College Archives
is now accepting applications for the Frederick B. Artz Summer Research
Grants Program. This research program, which is made possible by a
grant from the Oberlin Historical and Improvement Organization, is
intended to encourage and facilitate the publication of scholarly,
humanistic studies based on archival and special collections sources
at Oberlin College, with special emphasis on the history of the institution,
Oberlin Community and liberal arts education. Please see the application
guidelines for more information.
|Oberlin Photographic Building Guide, 1834-1936
May 22, 2000 Today, the Oberlin College Archives mounts the
Photographic Building Guide," a Winter Term project describing
and illustrating College buildings from 1834 to 1936 with updated
text. This guide was compiled by Jonathan M. Thurn '03.
|Exhibit on John Brown (1800-1859)
|March 7, 2000 The Oberlin Archives' effort
in electronically recording our history continues with the addition
of a new exhibit to our website. "The
Bicentennial of the Birth of John Brown (1800-1859)" attempts
to highlight Oberlin's relationship with John Brown.
|Oberlin Online Runs Article on College Archives
|February 22, 2000 Oberlin Online publishes an
article today, introducing the Oberlin community to the vast resources
located in the Oberlin College Archives. "While many students
aren't quite sure what the Oberlin College Archives holdor
where they aresome 225 students use them for research every
year," says the article
written by college Senior Kate Julian. News editor Linda Grashoff
contributes the photographs.
|Website Furnishes New Look
|November 6, 1999 The Oberlin College Archives
website is undergoing some major revisions. After evaluating the form
and design of our previous web presence, we decided to revise our
site while taking fuller advantage of this new medium. We anticipate
that this new design will be more aesthetically pleasing to the eye.
In addition, we plan to increase the site's functionality through
user interactive and multimedia features. This "evolution"
will take place over time, as the College Archives is able to commit
resources to the website project. We welcome your comments and patience
as we begin this arduous task.