Academic Departments


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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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    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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    Oberlin College Ethnographic Collection

    The roughly 1600 ethnographic objects comprising this database represent cultures of Africa, Asia, the Pacific and North America. They were collected during the late 19th and early 20th centuries primarily by alumni of Oberlin College who served as missionaries and teachers abroad. The objects, which their collectors perceived largely as …

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    Oberlin College Paleontology Collection

    The Department of Geology at Oberlin College houses an outstanding collection of invertebrate fossils, containing many specimens with great scientific value. The collections date back to the early days of the institution (specimens with low accession numbers were collected by undergraduates and faculty who date to the late 1800’s). The …

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    Oberlin College Visual Resources Image Collection

    This growing collection consists of selected images of architecture, sculpture, painting, and other media from various art historical periods. These images are selected on the basis of the curricular needs of the Oberlin College Department of Art.

    Oberlin College educational use only. Redistribution off campus prohibited.

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    Roderic C. Knight Musical Instrument Collection

    In 2008, upon his retirement, Oberlin Conservatory Professor of Ethnomusicology Roderic C. Knight donated his personal collection of instruments, some 200 in number, to the Conservatory. In addition to collecting instruments to take to class, he also purchased instruments to be used in performing ensembles, especially his own, in African …

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    SongWorks for Children

    Welcome to SongWorks for Children! You will see three-, four-, and five-year-old children “being themselves” as they make music in Oberlin’s MusicPlay classes. You will see children immersed in singing games, nursery rhymes, masterworks, pop songs, and score reading. You will see teachers and parents being playful, interacting with …