Ken Grossi

  • College Archivist


Ken Grossi oversees the operations of the Oberlin College Archives

He welcomes groups of all ages who come to explore the primary documents, photos, artifacts and other materials in the collections at the Archives. He works with the Oberlin College administration, faculty, students, staff, and alumni, as well as members of the Oberlin community, to preserve the rich history of Oberlin College. He is a member of the Board of the Oberlin Heritage Center, and he works with the Heritage Center staff to help promote the history of both the town and college.  


Ken Grossi Publishes in Archival Outlook

November 16, 2018

Ken Grossi, college archivist, co-authored with L'ael Hughes-Watkins, "Project STAND: Documenting Student Activism," in the September/October issue of Archival Outlook, the news magazine of the Society of American Archivists. The article begins on page eight.

Ken Grossi, Carol Lasser, and Team Present Panel

August 24, 2015

A team from Oberlin College presented the panel “Creating Opportunities for Innovative Digital Projects Through Collaboration Among Faculty, Students, Librarians, and Archivists” on August 20 at the annual meeting of the Society of American Archivists in Cleveland, Ohio.

The team was composed of Oberlin College Archivist Ken Grossi, The Five Colleges of Ohio Mellon Digital Scholar Jacob Heil, Professor of History Carol Lasser, and history majors Rebecca Debus, Natalia Shevin, and Joanna Wiley.

Grossi, who helped organize the meeting, led off the session. Debus, Shevin, and Wiley, who have spent their summers researching first-wave feminism at Oberlin College, were the only undergraduate students to present at the meeting.

“The panel fit well with the meeting theme Archives Change Lives,” Lasser says. “Providing this intensive experience in the Oberlin College Archives for these three students has helped them think more deeply about ‘the pastness of the past’ and the ‘presentness of the past,’ as well as about how humans change the world around them and changed by it but not always in ways that are easy to understand.”