ID#0211 Date: Unknown. This photo is of customers buying textbooks at the Co-op bookstore at 55 E. College St. This building was initially used only for the Co-op's book sales and school supplies but later housed some of its other businesses. Participant: Liz Burgess. Additional Sources: Oberlin Heritage Center: Fred Maddock files; McQueen, Albert, "A Brief History of the Oberlin Consumers Cooperative and its Businesses."; Inge, Angela. "A long Co-op History" Chronicle-Telgram, June 18…
Lucy Ann Stanton, 1st black American woman to earn 4-year college degree: Black History
ID# 0347 Date: 1917. Army convoy trucks that crossed the states through Ohio stopped in Oberlin for the night when they could. Women in town served dinner to the soldiers and Warner Gymnasium was used as overnight barracks. Participant: Oberlin College Archives. Additional Sources Used For History:Pictorial Memories of Oberlin, The Rotary Club of Oberlin, 1976 and 1989.
Women's History in Oberlin. Oberlin town and college have played an important role in the history of women's education and women's rights; likewise, women have played an important role in Oberlin's history, and in the history of Oberlin-based reform movements that later became national and international.
ID# 0333 Date: 1873. This image is an advertisement in the Oberlin City Directory of 1873. The college was located on the second floor of #33 West College, one of the buildings that were demolished in 1993 for the new Oberlin Consumers Cooperative Bookstore. (Currently the Oberlin Bookstore). The advertisement offers a "Life Scholarship" for $35. Participant: Oberlin College Archives