Featured here are photographs and documents from the collections of the Oberlin College Archives. The display provides a brief glimpse into the history of African American Heritage at Oberlin, including the entry in the minutes of the January 1, 1835 meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Oberlin Collegiate Institute:

"Whereas information has been received from Rev. John J. Shipherd,
expressing a wish that students may be received in the Institution irrespective of colorÉ
-Records of the Board of Trustees, Minute Book, 1834-1877, Volume 1.