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Lewis_Tappan.jpg
The Tappan brothers Lewis (1788-1873) and Arthur (1786-1865) were successful businessmen in New York City, philanthropists, and abolitionists. In 1826 the brothers began to import silk from Asia, and they earned a sizable fortune. In 1827 they began…

Rescuers_Bible_1854.jpg
This Bible, as described by Oberlin professor Henry Peck on the inside cover, was "Bought for use while being confined in Cuyahoga Co. Jail (Apr. 1859) on indictment for aiding in the rescue of an alledged (sic) fugitive from Slavery from the horrors…

John_Price_nd_100.jpg
Drawing of John Price, the runaway slave who was rescued from slave catchers by Oberlin and Wellington residents on 13 September 1858. This event led to the indictment of the Oberlin Rescuers, a trial, and their subsequent release from prison in July…

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Aronoff_3_5_1965.pdf
Letter to members of the Carpenters for Christmas from Oberlin Action for Civil Rights co-chairs Marcia Aronoff and Jerry Von Korff, March 5, 1965. The letter discusses the outcome of the church rebuilding project in Ripley, MS, and civil rights work…

Blake_Monroe_9_6_1858.jpg
Note written from the American House hotel in Medina, Ohio by H. G. Blake to Oberlin College Professors James Monroe and Henry Peck, telling them that he is entrusting five slaves to their care in helping them along the Underground Railroad on…

These_Students_1966.pdf
"These Students," an article in the Oberlin Alumni Magazine written by Professor Andrew Bongiorno, Class of 1923, explores the mind-set of activism among Oberlin College students, and how the college's history as a "school for activists" has informed…

Press_release_2_28_1968.pdf
The press release provides background on the issue of Oberlin student John Dove's citation for participation in a campus protest, and the faculty's subsequent response of removing military counseling from the campus career center.

OAM_cover_Fall_2013.jpg
The Fall 2013 issue of the Oberlin Alumni Magazine featured the article"Oberlin Vouches for Them...", by Lisa Chiu. The article examines Oberlin's role in assisting college-bound Japanese-Americans interred during World War II. Within the online…

confidence_game_1876.jpg
This original miniature drawing by Charles H. Churchill, Professor of Mathematics and Natural Philosophy at Oberlin from 1856-1897, depicts a commonly-used tactic to foil slave catchers on the Underground Railroad near Oberlin, Ohio. The…

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108_17_F_AT cropped_100.jpg
This rough log structure, also known as “Rebel Hall,” and “Slab Hall,” was built by the early Oberlin settlers in 1835, to accommodate the students who came to Oberlin from Lane Seminary, Cincinnati. It was a one story building, 144 by 24…
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