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[1] [Anonymous], “History of Oberlin Public Schools,” [n.p.; 15 pp.], in Ohio Centennial Education Committee’s Historical Sketches of Public Schools … of Ohio. Columbus, 1876.

[2] [Anonymous], “Oberlin College,” Lorain County Sesquicentennial. Elyria, 1974. Pages 64-69

[3] Arnold, Paul, “Our Architectural Heritage,” Oberlin Alumni Magazine, 51 (April 1955), 6-7.

[4] Bailey, Allen, “Since 1860, Mock Conventions Have Been Held,” Oberlin Alumni Magazine, 32 (January-February 1936), 12-13.

[5] Barnard, Elihu C., “Almost a Hundred Years With Oberlin,” Oberlin Alumni Magazine, 30 (January 1934), 113-14. [recollections of an 1860 graduate]

[6] Blackburn, Doug, “100 Years of Oberlin Football,” Oberlin Alumni Magazine, 87 (Summer 1991), 17.

[7] ________, “Recruiting is the Name of the Game,” Oberlin Alumni Magazine, 87 (Summer 1991), 14-16.

[8] Blodgett, Geoffrey T., “Myth and Reality in Oberlin History,” Oberlin Alumni Magazine, 68 (May/June 1972), 4-10.

[9] ________, Oberlin Architecture, College And Town: A Guide to Its Social History. Oberlin, Oberlin College, 1985.

[10] ________, “Oberlin College, a Historical Sketch,” Oberlin Alumni Magazine, 79 (Spring 1983), 20 page insert.

[11] Bohn, William F., “Oberlin, The First Hundred Years,” Oberlin Alumni Magazine, 29 (October 1932), 13-15.

[12] Bongiorno, Andrew, “Tempus Abire,” Oberlin Alumni Magazine, 63 (June 1967), 16-22 & 27.

[13] Bradley, Dan F., “Oberlin Theology - From Mahan to Horton,” Oberlin Alumni Magazine, 29 (March 1933), 166-68.

[14] Brookes, Kim, “The Oberlin Way: Students Continue Tradition of Community Work,” Oberlin Alumni Magazine, 84 (Spring 1988), 7-9.

[15] Camp, C. R., comp. and ed., Camp’s Directory of Oberlin, 1873-74. Oberlin, 1873.

[16] Dickinson, Edward, “Oberlin’s Hundred Years of Music,” Oberlin Alumni Magazine, 29 (February 1933), 137-40.

[17] Dobbins, Sharon E.A., “Oberlin College: an early contributor to black music and black musicians,” Oberlin Alumni Magazine, 70 (May/June 1974), 5-7.

[18] Doyle, Michael, “The arboreal legacy of Tappan Square,” Oberlin Alumni Magazine, 76 (March/April 1980), 6-10.

[19] Elder, John, “Reflections on the Persistence of Oberlin Perfectionism,” Oberlin Alumni Magazine, 86 (Winter 1990), 30-31.

[20] Fletcher, Robert S.,, “The Centennial of the Musical Union,” Oberlin Alumni Magazine, 33 (March 1937), 12-13.

[21] Fullerton, Kemper, “Oberlin of Waldersbach and Fouday,” Oberlin Alumni Magazine, 23 (February 1927), 12-16.

[22] Goldberg, Marcia, “A statue, the College seal, a mural,” Oberlin Alumni Magazine, 72 (January/February 1976), 8-12.

[23] Haskell, Douglas P., “Oberlin’s Continuing Architecture,” Oberlin Alumni Magazine, 55 (March 1959), 8-11.

[24] Haslun, Robert A., “Commencement and Tradition at Oberlin,” Oberlin Alumni Magazine, 69 (July/August 1973), 12-14.

[25] Holton, J. W., comp., Holton’s Semi-Centennial Directory and Guide to Oberlin, For 1883. Oberlin, 1883. [Includes “Historical Guide” section]

[26] Hosford, Frances J., Father Shipherd’s Magna Charta; a Century of Coeducation in Oberlin College. Boston, Marshall Jones Co., 1937.

[27] _______, A Living Stone: The Story of the First Church in Oberlin College. [Oberlin (?), 1933]

[28] ________, “The Oberlin Idea,” Oberlin Alumni Magazine, 26 (July 1930), 296-98.

[29] ________, “Oberlin Myths,” Oberlin Alumni Magazine, 29 (May 1933), 232-35.

[30] ________, “Oberlin No-Myths,” Oberlin Alumni Magazine, 30 (March 1934), 171-73.

[31] ________, “Old Houses in Oberlin,” Oberlin Alumni Magazine, 28 (May 1932), 231-34.

[32] Jameson, George C., “The Oberlin Hospital: An Adventure in Cooperation,” Ohio State Medical Journal, 36 (September 1940), 975-79.

[33] Jones, Adrienne Lash, “Black students helped Oberlin from the beginning,” Observer, 8 (November 13, 1986), 4.

[34] Jones, George M., ed., Seventy-Fifth Anniversary General Catalogue of Oberlin College 1833-1908. Oberlin, O.S. Hubbell Printing Co., 1909 [lists students and faculty, and describes buildings]

[35] King, Henry Churchill, “The Oberlin Inheritance,” Oberlin Alumni Magazine, 7 (July 1911), 354-73.

[36] Kurtz, John W., “What’s in a Name: Why Oberlin?,” Oberlin Alumni Magazine, 68 (November/December 1972), 4-9.

[37] Larson, Arlin T., “A College’s Purposes: The Idea of Education at Oberlin College,” Ph.D. dissertation, University of Chicago Divinity School, 1976.

[38] Lasser, Carol, ed., Educating men and women together: Coeducation in a Changing World 1833-1908. Urbana and Chicago, University of Illinois Press, 1987.

[39] Lasser, Carol, & Katherine Linehan, “‘For Coeducation we’ve come’: five alumnae look back,” Oberlin Alumni Magazine, 79 (Winter 1983), 3-7, 25.

[40] Leonard, Delavan L., The Story of Oberlin: The Institution, The Community, The Idea, The Movement World 1833-1908. Boston and Chicago, Pilgrim Press, 1898.

[41] Lermond, Martha, “Westervelt Hall: Its first century,” Oberlin Alumni Magazine, 80 (Spring 1984), 40-42.

[42] Lothrop, Alfred P., “A Century of Science,” Oberlin Alumni Magazine, 29 (April 1933), 203-07.

[43] Merrill, Marlene D., “Justice, Simple Justice: Women at Oberlin 1837-1987,” Oberlin Alumni Magazine, 83 (Fall 1987), 11-16.

[44] Meyer, Andrea, “What it was like: Early Jewish Students at Oberlin,” Oberlin Alumni Magazine, 85 (Summer 1989) 14-15.

[45] Nickoloff, Cynthia, “Greetings from Oberlin...” [Postcards], Oberlin Alumni Magazine, 87 (Winter 1991), 12-15.

[46] Patterson, Allan, ed., Oberlin Community History. State College, Pa, Josten’s Publications, 1981.

[47] Phillips, Wilbur H., Oberlin Colony: The Story of a Century. Oberlin, 1933.

[48] Ralston, Chester F., Oberlin Trees of Campus and Town. Oberlin, 1944.

[49] Rotary Club of Oberlin, Pictorial Memories of Oberlin. Oberlin, 1976.

[50] Shumway, A.L. & C. DeW. Brower, eds., Oberliniana. A Jubilee Volume of Semi-Historical Anecdotes connected with the past and present of Oberlin College. Cleveland: Home Pub. Co., 1883.

[51] Simonson, Bruce, “Oberlin’s recent geological history: 1848 to 1989,” Observer, 11 (October 12, 1989), 6.

[52] Skyrm, Richard D., “Oberlin Conservatory: A Century of Musical Growth and Influence,” Ph.D. dissertation, University of Southern California, 1962.

[53] Smith, Delazon, A History of Oberlin; or, New Lights of the West..... Cleveland, 1837. [cover title is Oberlin Unmasked.

[54] Starr, S. Frederick, ed., The Oberlin Book of Bandstands. Washington, D.C., The Preservation Press, 1987.

[55] Stephens, James T., The History of the Oberlin Clinic. Oberlin, The Oberlin Clinic, 1977.

[56] Taylor, Warren, “The Achievement of Oberlin College 1833-1933,” Oberlin Alumni Magazine, 65 (December 1969), 8-25 & 53.

[57] ________, “Fifty Years of ODA,” Oberlin Alumni Magazine, 59 (May 1963), 22-27.

[58] ________, “Oberlin College and American Individualism,” Oberlin Alumni Magazine, 79 (Autumn 1983), 12-18, and 80 (Winter 1984), 7-12.

[59] ________, “Through the Years with O.D.A.,” Oberlin Alumni Magazine, 52 (March 1956), 10 & 25, and (May 1956), 14-15.

[60] Thelen, Jenny et al., “To Cultivate Friendly Feeling” [history ofAlumni Assoc.], Oberlin Alumni Magazine, 85 (Winter 1989) 4-9.

[61] Thomas, Robert, “Oberlin,” Lorain County Sesquicentennial. Elyria, 1974, 24-30.

[62] Trefethen, Jessie B., “A Hundred Years of Art,” Oberlin Alumni Magazine, 29 (May 1933), 230-32.

[63] Van Dyke, Mary Louise, “Oberlin Hymn Makers,” Oberlin Alumni Magazine, 87 (Fall 1991), 16-18, 52-54.

[64] Warch, Willard, Our First 100 Years: A Brief History of the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music. Oberlin, 1967.

[65] Warord, Malcom L., “Piety, Politics and Pedagogy: An Evangelical Protestant Tradition in Higher Education at Lane, Oberlin, and Berea, 1834-1904,” Ph.D. dissertation, Columbia University, 1973.

[66] Wilkins, Ernest Hatch, “New John-Frederick-Oberliniana,” Oberlin Alumni Magazine, 27 (October 1930), 7-8 & 14.

[67] Williams Brothers, History of Lorain County Ohio with Illustrations History of Lorain County Ohio with Illustrations & Biographical Sketches of Some of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers Biographical Sketches of Some of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers, Philadelphia, 1879. [pp. 169-98; a 1973 reprint has name index added]

[68] Wolfe, W. Dean, “Jews and Judaism at Oberlin,” 1835-1989, Oberlin Alumni Magazine, 85 (Summer 1989), 12-13,26

[69] Wright, Etta M., “The History of Oberlin: A Bibliography of the College and Colony,” Oberlin Alumni Magazine, 28 (April 1932), 199-204.

[70] Wright, George Frederick, “Company C,” Oberlin Alumni Magazine, 7 (June 1911), 326-33.

[71] Wright, George Frederick, supervising ed., A Standard History of Lorain County Ohio. 2 vols., Chicago, 1916. [especially Vol. l, Chapters XXII-XXIII].

 
 
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