Photographic images of buildings, monuments and places on campus, on paper of legal size and smaller, fill this category; it also includes born digital images. Nearly all of the buildings represented are college buildings; the exceptions are a few early Oberlin churches. The monuments represented are college-owned, with some exceptions. Places constitute the Arboretum, a large natural area with a reservoir, and Tappan Square, now devoid of buildings but which once served as the site of the early Oberlin Collegiate Institute. The photographs of buildings are arranged in alphabetical order by building, monument or place name. College dormitories are arranged at the end, again alphabetically.
Additional photographs of buildings can be found in the record group for oversize prints (RG 32/10). One may also find images of buildings in other photographic media, such as lantern slides, film slides, postcards, negatives, and moving images. Buildings on campus are also represented in photograph albums (RG 32/7) and in art works in record group 40 (see the digital collection for the Archives Museum Collection at http://cdm15963.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/landingpage/collection/objects).
Photographs of houses that were not owned by the college, but may have served as residences for college personnel, can be found in the record group for prints sorted by subject (RG 32/5). Also in that record group are files of photographs of “Campus Views” and "Aerial Views," which include views of more than one building. Many of these can be accessed online from the Oberlin College Campus Views digital collection at http://cdm15963.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/landingpage/collection/ephemera.
See also Related Materials in Administrative Information.