Oberlin and Activism
About the Collection
The Oberlin College Archives, in collaboration with Oberlin College students of the 1950s and 1960s and the staff of the Oberlin 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 and anti-apartheid activism, 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. For more information on the collaborative project see the Summer 2012 issue of the Oberlin Alumni Magazine.