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Philo Penfield Stewart and his teacher the Reverend John Jay Shipherd founded the Oberlin Colony and Collegiate Institute (subsequently Oberlin College) in 1833. This bas-relief plaster portrait of Stewart was made from life by William John Keep.

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Theodore Dwight Weld (1803-95) was one of the Lane Theological Seminary students who broke with the seminary following its suppression of discussion on anti-slavery in 1834. Together with Lewis and Arthur Tappan, he formed the American Anti-Slavery…

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Charles Grandison Finney (1792-1875),flamboyant evangelist of the Second Great Awakening, came to the Oberlin Collegiate Institute (subsequently Oberlin College) in 1835. He served as its second President from 1851-1865.For nearly a decade, from 1824…

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Professor John Morgan (1802-1884) taught briefly at Lane Theological Seminary, where he was sympathetic with students active in the Anti-Slavery Society and permitted discussions of abolition in his classroom. The Lane trustees felt such talk in a…

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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…

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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…

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Asa Mahan (1799-1889) graduated from Hamilton College (New York) in 1824 and from Andover Theological Seminary (Massachusetts) in 1827. He was ordained in Pittsford, New York in 1829, and later installed as minister of the Sixth Presbyterian Church…

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Photograph of James Steele (1808-1859) taken upon his graduation with a master's degree in theology from the Oberlin Collegiate Institute in 1840. The mount holds his original signature. Steele was one of the Lane Rebels who came to Oberlin in 1834.…

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Ernest Hatch Wilkins was Oberlin's president from 1927 to 1946. He worked with the Japanese relocation centers to help make Oberlin a welcoming place for Japanese American students.

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Helen Ferris (later Mrs. Charles G. Bisbee) and the class she taught in the Preparatory Department during the fall of 1855. Oberlin College offered pre-college education in the Preparatory Department in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Among the…
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