To establish and report on the service of Oberlin College men and women in World War I, the College published a special tribute in the 1920 issue of its yearbook, the Hi-O-Hi, featuring photographs of those who served. The College sent out a survey to former students with a request for photographs. About twenty-five percent of those who had served responded. Of special concern to the organizers of the tribute was the need in this institutional publication to recognize the thirty-two individuals appearing on “Oberlin’s Roll of Honored Dead” (Hi-O-Hi, page 4).
This collection represents the photographs submitted by the respondents, less those that were returned upon request, and additional photographs of World War I service men and women from the ranks of Oberlin’s former students and graduates. Of these, 322 were digitized and described for online presentation (see Related Materials). A lengthy introduction to this online exhibit provides important historical context.
The photographs are arranged alphabetically by last name in 2 boxes.
Military Service in World War I, “About this Collection,” at http://cdm15963.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/landingpage/collection/ww1.