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About the OHCC

The Oberlin Community History Hub launched in 2021 with the goal of making it easier to explore, learn, and preserve the history of Oberlin, Ohio. The OCHH

  • provides centralized access to disparate collections of digitized materials related to Oberlin's history and makes them easily searchable and browsable
  • offers users quick and easy introductions to various aspects of Oberlin's history
  • collects contributions of stories, images, and audio materials from a diverse public in order to expand our shared knowledge of Oberlin's recent past

The OHCC began as a class project when Oberlin College history professor Renee Romano and Oberlin College librarian Megan Mitchell found themselves in the same Digital Public History class in George Mason University's Digital Humanities Certificate Program. They sought to work with a diverse group of community partners to create a historical site that could serve as a hub of community life, a digital place where Oberlin residents, scholars, students, and the city's civic and historic organizations can explore, learn, and preserve Oberlin history online.

The OCHH will continue to grow and evolve as more materials are added to the collection. If you know of Oberlin-related historical materials or projects that are not on the OCHH, please contact us and let us. We're always looking to add more!

The OCHH represents a collaboration between Oberlin College and several community historical organizations.