Friday, March 21, 2014

Exhibit of recent Archives acquisitions

Wool sweater
Richard Berridge '43
Head up to the Goodrich Reading Room (4th floor of Mudd) to view an exhibit of new items added to the Archives over the past year. Among the items displayed is a scrapbook of Richard F. Marshall, Class of 1943, which contains clippings, dance cards, programs and other ephemera from the 1942-43 school year. Also featured is a bamboo cane used by Janet McKelvey Swift, Class of 1883, during the 75th anniversary of her graduation at commencement weekend in 1958.

The holdings of the College Archives document the history of Oberlin College and the community of Oberlin from their founding in 1833.  It acquires a wide range of unique and interesting items, including institutional records; materials related to student life, athletics, and campus events; and papers of former faculty, staff, graduates, and other individuals affiliated with the College.

The exhibit will be up until May 1, 2014.

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