It’s amazing what one can amass in 50 years. Oberlin College Archives has an impressive collection of materials that help tell the story of Oberlin’s people, places, achievements, and challenges. In honor of its half-century mark, Archives’ staff assembled select items to show both the range and uniqueness of its offerings, including letters received by President Henry Churchill King on his retirement in 1927; photo of Carl Rowan ’47, and notes he recorded during a meeting with Martin Luther King Jr. regarding the 1956 Montgomery Bus Boycott; the November 1970 Life Magazine issue concerning coed dorms at Oberlin with Cynthia Stewart and Rod Singler on the cover, and more.
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35 miles west of Cleveland
Nearest Airport: CLE
9% in-state, 84% out-of-state,
7% from abroad
and 40+ theater & dance
productions every year
Oberlin graduates go on to earn
than alumni of other undergraduate colleges
Steinway grand pianos,
1,500 instruments of highest quality
in grants awarded to
students each year