Loose photographs of graduates and former students are arranged chronologically by graduating class, beginning with 1836. Files include photographs taken while students attended Oberlin, and also after they left. Many of the latter were taken during class reunions.
Some students went on to become faculty or staff members at Oberlin College, or received honorary degrees. Therefore researchers should consult both this record group and that for Faculty, Staff, Trustees and Others, RG 32/3/2. Some photographs of students can be found in the student files in record group 28. See Related Materials for a list of other record groups that hold images of former students.
One box contains photographs of Academy or Preparatory Department students, and unidentified students.
Born digital photographs are stored on Archives computers and listed in Series 1, Subseries 2.
Series 1. Graduates and Former Students, 1836-Present
Subseries 1. Analog Photographs
Graduates and Former Students, 1836-Present
Subseries 2. Born Digital Photographs
Classes of 2001-02, 2004-06, 2008
Series 2. Academy and Preparatory Department Students, and Unidentified
Academy and Preparatory Department Students, and unidentified students,
John Copeland family photographs (copies) and geneological chart -- Reference
only; consult Archivist (courtesy of Brenda Pitts, 2001)