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2009 Frederick B. Artz Summer Research Grant Winner
May 2009 — Ph.D. candidate J. Brent Morris from Cornell University will be in residence at Oberlin College beginning at the end of June to pursue research in the Archives for his dissertation entitled 'Be not conformed to this world': Oberlin and the Anti-Slavery Movement
Frederick b. artz Summer Research grants program
September 1, 2008 — Frederick B. Artz Summer Research Grants Program applications are available. The application deadline is January 15, 2009.
minority student records

December 3, 2004 — The Archives' website now includes the Minority Student Records, which contain statistics about Oberlin students from 1834 to 1972.

the 1858 oberlin-wellington rescue: a reappraisal
September 24, 2004 — The 1858 Oberlin-Wellington Rescue: A Reappraisal, by Roland M. Baumann, is now available from the Archives.
"The American Context of China's Christian Colleges"
August 21, 2002 — "The American Context of China's Christian Colleges" is a project in which the Oberlin College Archives has recently participated with twelve other liberal arts colleges. For information concerning the project, including the materials provided by the College Archives to the website hosted by Yale University, please see <http://www.library.yale.edu/div/colleges/>.
Minority Student Records
May 11, 2002 — The Archives' website now includes the Minority Student Records, a series in the records of the Office of the Secretary of Oberlin College, which contain statistics about Oberlin students from 1834 to 1972 as well as introductions to the materials.
The Midwestern Archivist

December 11, 2001 — In 1988, the journal The Midwestern Archivist published Archivist Roland M. Baumann's article about the establishment of an archives at Oberlin College, "Oberlin College and the Movement to Establish An Archives, 1920-1966." The archives now has the full text of this article on our website.

Seeking Responses to Events of September 11

September 21, 2001 — The Oberlin College Archives is interested in documenting the Oberlin community's response to the horrifying and unimaginable terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C., that took place on the 11th of September.

We are interested in acquiring any personal reflections of members of the community and copies of individual student or group projects relating to the national tragedy that may well be produced in courses taught during academic year 2001-2002. So far, staff have succeeded in acquiring and collecting some historical material for placement in the College Archives. Reference is made here primarily to campus-wide e-mails, and to pieces appearing on Oberlin Online and in the Oberlin Review.

For those students who may be considering paper projects that compare the Oberlin response to the present national emergency with former ones, I might suggest that you consult the holdings of the College Archives. Archives' staff stand ready to assist you in whatever way it can.

Roland M. Baumann

Contact the Oberlin College Archives, 420 Mudd Center

Jewel LaFontant-MANkarious Papers
July 19, 2001 — The papers of Jewel LaFontant-MANkarious ('43, '79 hon., trustee 1981-86) are now available in the Oberlin College Archives. These newly available historical manuscripts illuminate the career of this noted Chicago civil rights leader, lawyer, and high-ranking U.S. Presidential appointee. Donated to the Oberlin College Archives following LaFontant-MANkarious death in 1997, the papers have just been opened for research use following a 14-week effort to arrange and describe the material. For further information see the press release from the Oberlin College News Service.
Frederick B. Artz Summer Program
November 15, 2000 — The Oberlin College Archives is now accepting applications for the Frederick B. Artz Summer Research Grants Program. This research program, which is made possible by a grant from the Oberlin Historical and Improvement Organization, is intended to encourage and facilitate the publication of scholarly, humanistic studies based on archival and special collections sources at Oberlin College, with special emphasis on the history of the institution, Oberlin Community and liberal arts education. Please see the application guidelines for more information.
Oberlin Photographic Building Guide, 1834-1936

May 22, 2000 — Today, the Oberlin College Archives mounts the "Oberlin Photographic Building Guide," a Winter Term project describing and illustrating College buildings from 1834 to 1936 with updated text. This guide was compiled by Jonathan M. Thurn '03.

Exhibit on John Brown (1800-1859)
March 7, 2000 — The Oberlin Archives' effort in electronically recording our history continues with the addition of a new exhibit to our website. "The Bicentennial of the Birth of John Brown (1800-1859)" attempts to highlight Oberlin's relationship with John Brown.
Oberlin Online Runs Article on College Archives
February 22, 2000 — Oberlin Online publishes an article today, introducing the Oberlin community to the vast resources located in the Oberlin College Archives. "While many students aren't quite sure what the Oberlin College Archives hold—or where they are—some 225 students use them for research every year," says the article written by college Senior Kate Julian. News editor Linda Grashoff contributes the photographs.
Website Furnishes New Look
November 6, 1999 — The Oberlin College Archives website is undergoing some major revisions. After evaluating the form and design of our previous web presence, we decided to revise our site while taking fuller advantage of this new medium. We anticipate that this new design will be more aesthetically pleasing to the eye. In addition, we plan to increase the site's functionality through user interactive and multimedia features. This "evolution" will take place over time, as the College Archives is able to commit resources to the website project. We welcome your comments and patience as we begin this arduous task.
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