Monday, June 25, 2012

Oberlin and the Civil War collection now available

The Oberlin College Archives in partnership with the Oberlin Heritage Center has created a digital collection of Civil War era materials, including letters, maps, photographs, and other objects, that document the period as experienced by the people of the town and college.  The collection has been made available as part of the recognition of the 150th anniversary of the four year conflict, and will continue  to grow until 2015 as items are identified and digitized. 

Monday, June 11, 2012

Where did all the public library books go?

Recently, the holdings of the Cuyahoga County Public Library and the Westerville Public Library were removed from the OhioLINK Central Catalog, but you are not out of luck borrowing your children's books, mysteries, and popular non-fiction.  The holdings for both of these libraries, along with several dozen others in Ohio, are available to you through SearchOhio.  You can pass your OhioLINK searches through to the Search Ohio catalog by following the link in the OhioLINK catalog.

Friday, June 08, 2012

Exhibit Celebrates History of the Conservatory

The College Archives has created an exhibit in the, in conjunction with the Conservatory  Reunion, June 14-17.  The exhibit  "The Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Founded 1865: Celebrating a History of Excellence in Teaching and Performance" includes selections from Paul Cox, Oberlin Conservatory Class of 1992, and with assistance from Professor Steve Plank.

The exhibit will be on display in the Academic Commons on the main level of Mudd Center from June 11 to June 22.

The photo shows Warner Hall, built in 1884, which housed the Conservatory until it was razed in 1964.

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Oberlin Evangelist (1838-1862) now digital

The library's complete run of the Oberlin Evangelist (1838-1862), totaling about 5,000 pages, has been digitized and is now accessible to the public in the Oberlin College Library Digital Collections.  The Oberlin Evangelist is a valuable resource for early Oberlin College and town history, as well as the intellectual, social and religious history of the antebellum era.

Temporary Location for Archives & Special Collections

The Goodrich Room is undergoing renovation this summer so you'll find the staff from Archives & Special Collections in Room 202 on the second floor.  Hours are the same!

Monday, June 04, 2012

New Stuff, May 2012 edition!

Check out the new library materials added to our collections in May!