Oberlin College Receives National Endowment for the Arts Big Read Grant
August 17, 2022
Office of Communications
Oberlin College is one of 62 organizations nationwide selected to receive a 2022-2023 NEA Big Read grant. A grant of $9,400 will support a community reading program focusing on Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi.
A Jazz Legend Returns to the Road
June 9, 2020
Oberlin exhibition honoring bassist Milt Hinton visits historically black institutions across the U.S.
History Design Lab Institute Advises How to Launch an Oral History Project
January 15, 2020
The History Design Lab Institute offers an intensive look at how to launch a collaborative oral history project, along with methods of project design and presentation.
App-based Tour Illuminates Oberlin’s History
July 15, 2019
What began as an aspiration to open a history museum in Oberlin morphed into a series of app-based tours that aim to represent the city’s diverse history—including the first 100 years of Oberlin College.
Bringing Science to Life Through Journalism
June 19, 2018
A love of the sciences, paired with a stint at the Oberlin College Library, led Dyani Sabin to a career in science journalism.
Main Library Will Be Named for Activist, Alumna Mary Church Terrell
May 22, 2018
The main library in Mudd Center will be named in honor of 1884 graduate Mary Church Terrell, an educator, feminist, civil rights activist, and a founding member of the National Association of Colored Women (NACW) and the NAACP.
Reunifying Oberlin’s Natural History Collection
August 29, 2017
Associate Professor of Anthropology Amy Margaris ’96 along with other faculty and staff members on campus are working to digitize the college’s many “dangling collections”—objects and specimens spread across various campus buildings that at one time had a home in the college’s natural history museum.
Alexia Hudson-Ward Fills Azariah Smith Root’s Very Big Shoes
June 22, 2017
Oberlin Director of Libraries Alexia Hudson-Ward likes to humblebrag about her namesake and endowed title, Azariah Smith Root, because anyone in the world of librarianship knows about his legendary career.
Making an Imprint
March 2, 2017
Students experience the time-honored craft of letterpress printing in this intensive, hands-on winter term project.
Who's That Girl?
August 22, 2016
She's held court in Oberlin’s libraries since 1885, and she wears a size 6 shoe.