Collections By Institution

The “Collections By Institutions” page highlights each participating institution’s collection. Each month we put the focus on one institution, where we display links to all of their collections that are related to student activism and social justice. These collections are either full, partial, or both. Currently we have thematically ascertained full or partial collections data of African American and LGBTQ holdings at each institution. Each institution’s page will constantly be updated as more collection assessments are processed. We link out to those collections when they are available. Below the featured collections are links to the other institution’s pages.

Featured Institution: Oberlin College Archives

To date, the Oberlin College Archives has three partial African American collections categorized as student activism and social justice.

Mary Church Terrell Papers
"The Mary Church Terrell Papers document her life and achievements as a writer, educator, and activist whose work contributed greatly to the fight against discrimination on the basis of race and sex. The collection consists of biographical information, a modest amount of correspondence, documents associated with organizations in which Terrell was involved, legal and financial documents, diaries, printed matter, speeches, writings, artifacts, and photographs. The strengths of the collection are in Terrell’s diaries, speeches, and writings." - Oberlin College Archives
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Oberlin and Civil Rights
"The Oberlin College Archives, in collaboration with Oberlin College students of the 1950s and 1960s and the staff of the Alumni Magazine, is collecting materials to document Oberlin and Activism in this online collection. Included here are materials that relate to student involvement in the Civil Rights movement, newspaper articles from the Oberlin Review, and materials created or collected by Carl T. Rowan, Oberlin College Class of 1947 and journalist, for his research and writing of articles and books concerning Civil Rights. This collection will also hold materials on anti-slavery and anti-war activities by Oberlinians. Begun in 2013, this collection is in progress." -Oberlin College Archives
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The Oberlin Sanctuary Project
"The goal of the Oberlin Sanctuary Project is to provide a forum for research, reflection, and discussion of what it means to be a sanctuary campus and community." - Oberlin College Archives
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