Photographic Materials


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    Archives Visual Study Collection

    Students at Oberlin are often assigned research projects that involve examining historical visual resources at the Archives. In the 2008-2009 academic year students scanned images to use as illustrations in their papers for courses such as Media & Memory, Meanings of the Memorial Arch, and Approaches to Western Architectural …

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    Geology Photographs

    Geology Photographs is a collection of photos depicting natural features and the human impact on environments around the world

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    H.G. May Archaeology of Palestine

    Professor Herbert G. May had a profound interest in the use of visual aids in teaching. His contributions to the Oberlin College School of Divinity’s lantern slide collection include images from companies, books, and his own private images taken during his work on archaeological sites and personal trips to Palestine and the Middle …

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    King-Crane Commission Digital Collection

    During the summer of 1919, a delegation under the leadership of Oberlin College President Henry Churchill King and Chicago businessman Charles R. Crane travelled to areas of the former Ottoman territories. Their mission was to determine the wishes of the people of the region as their future was being determined by the major powers at the

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    Maya Archeology

    Maya Archaeology Photographs show Maya architecture and scenery from Mexico, Honduras, and Guatemala and serves as a resource for the exploration of the various and complex interrelationships within Maya society.

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    Near East Relief Digital Collection

    Laurence Howland MacDaniels and Frances Cochran MacDaniels (both graduates of the class of 1912 of Oberlin College) volunteered for service in the American Committee for Relief in the Near East (ACRNE), later called Near East Foundation (NEF). This foundation provided relief in the Near East after World War I. The reader can consult

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    Oberlin and Civil Rights

    The Oberlin College Archives, in collaboration with Oberlin College students of the 1950s and 1960s and the staff of the Alumni Magazine, are collecting materials to document Oberlin and civil rights in this online collection.

    Included in this collection are materials that relate to student involvement in the civil rights movement, …

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    Oberlin and Military Service in World War I

    At the close of World War I Oberlinians, like the rest of the nation, thought about the possibilities of a new era of victory and peace. To remember the Oberlin men and women who had participated in the fight “to save the world for democracy,” the College’s …

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    Oberlin College Campus Views

    The Campus Views digital collection offers a wide range of types of graphic materials, from nearly the span of Oberlin College’s history. The images, selected from various collections in the Archives, capture the changing built and landscape environment at Oberlin at particular points in space and time, made for various …

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    Oberlin Conservatory Library Collection of Musicians’ Autographs and Photographs

    This collection comprises selected digital reproductions of the autographs, letters, stamps, and photographs found in the Oberlin Conservatory Library Collection of Musicians’ Autographs and Photographs.  Spanning from 1786 through 1985, these materials represent musicians including C.P.E. Bach, Amy Beach, Hector Berlioz, Nadia …

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    Realia Project

    The REALIA Project publishes faculty-reviewed media for the teaching and study of modern languages and cultures. Faculty and students at all levels are encouraged to contribute materials to our searchable, online database. The focus of the REALIA Project is realia: Materials which convey the everyday life of different cultures.  Further …

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    Shansi: Oberlin and Asia

    The Oberlin Shansi Memorial Association, the Oberlin College East Asian Studies Program, and the Oberlin College Archives and Library present this online digital collection that documents the activity of Oberlinians in Asia from the 1880s to the 1950s. This teaching and research collection contains materials from the Oberlin Shansi …