Oral Histories


Oral Histories

Collection Items

Betty Glenn Thomas Project
In the spring of 2019, students in Oberlin College History 214 inaugurated an ongoing research project focused on the life and milieu of Betty Glenn Thomas. Elizabeth (Betty) Glenn Thomas was born at 195 North Professor Street on July 2, 1913, and…

Kendal at Oberlin Podcasts: Together,Transforming the Experience of Aging
A vibrant life plan community, located in northeast Ohio, just one mile from Oberlin College and less than 30 miles from the Cleveland international airport. Kendal at Oberlin is a community where older adults can thrive and grow.

Latino Lorain
A collaboration between students in Oberlin College Comparative American Studies (CAST) 335: Latinx Oral Histories and members of the community in Lorain, OH.

A dozen Oberlin College students spent the month of January, 2020 talking about podcasts, news, and their relationship to the small Ohio town they live in.

Oberlin Through Brown Eyes
Radio interviews conducted at WOBC 91.5FM at Oberlin College

Oberlin Oral History Project
Hear stories of Oberlin from the townspeople themselves: graduates, shopkeepers, residents, community leaders, and more. Over 150 interviews have been completed and represent town and gown, black and white, city and country, male and female…

Oh, Oberlin:  There's always something happening in Oberlin. Let's make it work.
A collection of more than 50 interviews with Oberlin residents.

Oral Histories in the Oberlin College Archives
Links to finding guides for record groups in the College Archives that include an oral history.
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