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The "Oberlin and the Civil War" digital collection has standard keyword searching capabilities. Searches will locate items in the collection based on the presence of applicable terms in each record’s metadata.
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The Art and Architecture Thesaurus (AAT) was used for the Type field and the Subject field. Use these menus to search using terms from the AAT assigned to collection items. (For more information on the Art and Architecture Thesaurus, go to the Getty Research Institute website.
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Karyn Norwood and Richard Donegan, AmeriCorps Ohio History Service Program volunteers, Oberlin Heritage Center
Anne Cuyler Salsich, Assistant Archivist, Oberlin College Archives
Sarah Richardson, Digital Projects Intern, Oberlin College Library
Xi Chen, East Asian and Web Development Librarian, Oberlin College Library
Oberlin and the Civil War Digital Collection
In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, the Oberlin College Archives partnered with the Oberlin Heritage Center in 2011-2012 to build "Oberlin and the Civil War," a digital collection of Civil War era materials in the Oberlin College Archives. Karyn Norwood and Richard Donegan, AmeriCorps Ohio History Service Program volunteers serving out of the Oberlin Heritage Center, assisted with the selection, description and digital capture of period materials. While the project reflects the collecting policy of the College Archives to document College history, the close relationship between college and town dating from their simultaneous founding in 1833 is apparent in this array of materials.
This project was published June 22, 2012, but will continue to grow during the Civil War sesquicentennial years ahead.