Subgroup 1. Papers, 1949, 1959-2000, 2002-2011, n.d. (3 linear feet)
The Papers subgroup includes four series. Series 1 comprises charters, annual reports, and administrative files, including records of the KOCN/WOBC reunion in 1988. Series 2 holds a small amount of correspondence. Series 3, Publications, holds the bulk of the records, mainly comprising program guides, but also an oral history transcription from 1989. Series 4 is a grouping of non-textual materials (photographs and posters), clippings, and miscellaneous items.
Subgroup 2. Audio Recordings, 1962-1998, n.d. (4.4 linear feet)
The audio recordings in this subgroup consist primarily of reel-to-reel tapes dating from 1962 to 1998, organized in Series 1. Series 2 comprises duplicates of reel-to-reel recordings on cassette tape. In 2010 a lot of eight recordings were sent to a professional sound lab for transfer to CD-ROM in two sets: user copies and preservation masters. These comprise Series 3. Nearly all of the recordings were done on the Oberlin College campus and consist of presentations or addresses by guest speakers, College presidents and faculty, interviews, debates, sports events and WOBC news pieces. Speakers include Henry Kissinger, Martin Luther King, Jerry Rubin, Jesse Jackson, Don Pease, Ramsey Clark, Dick Gregory, Morris Udall, Gloria Steinem, Wendell Berry, John Kenneth Galbraith, Rich Orloff, Shirley Chisholm, and Robert Bork. One notable news piece covers the student occupation of the Cox Administration Building in 1987 in protest of College investments in South African companies under apartheid.