A variety of ways exist to find records held in the Oberlin College
Archives. For the traditional user visiting our office, the "Information
Leaflet" series and finding guides will be the most direct
means to gain access to the Archives' holdings. Users visiting
the Archives will also want to consult the published Oberlin
History Bibliography (1992), the Guide
to the Women's History Sources in the Oberlin College Archives
(1990), and the Guide
to the Architectural Sources in the Oberlin College Archives
For users with access to the Internet, about 416 finding
guides, which describe our holdings, are accessible from
the Archives' website. Users may especially like to examine
finding guides of our personal papers collection (RG 30), Oberlin
community (RG 31), and student life (RG 19). The knowledge
the "Information Leaflet" series, mentioned above, is
contained in our online "Using the
Archives" section. Also, located on O.B.I.S.
(Oberlin Bibliographical Information System) and on the two national
bibliographic utilities (O.C.L.C.
are dozens of archival collection level records. Both our website
and the O.B.I.S. records will link you to the finding guides. Online
versions of the above published resources as well as instructions
on how to contact
the College Archives are also available on the Archives' website.