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Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Ada Simpson Sherwood Papers

Identifier: RG 09-9.43
Abstract Ada Simpson was born on January 25, 1861 in Carlton, New York but spent most of her early life in rural Michigan.  At the age of sixteen, she obtained a teacher’s certificate and became a rural school teacher while at the same time working toward the high school diploma. She married Alva Sherwood in 1888. In 1905 she was tragically widowed; this event marked the next phase of Sherwood’s career during which she would begin her life-long dream of higher education.  Along with her son and...
Dates: Created: 1888 - 1955; Other: Majority of material found in 1912-1952

Albert Allen Wright Papers

Identifier: RG 09-9.60

Wright was the chair of Natural History at Berea College from 1870 to 1872. A few years after leaving Berea, he would be appointed professor of Geology and Natural History at Oberlin College.  While at Berea College, Wright also served as the faculty meeting clerk. On September 21, 1874, he married Mary Lyon Bedortha (1846-1877), of Saratoga Springs, New York.  Professor Albert Allen Wright died April 2, 1905.

Dates: Created: 1870-1871

E. H. Fairchild Papers

Identifier: RG 03-3.01
Abstract Born in Stockbridge, MA, 29 November 1815, Edward Henry Fairchild grew up in Brownhelm, Ohio,where his parents, Grandison and Nancy Fairchild, had a farm. He and his brother James were half of the first entering class at Oberlin College; he graduated in 1838. At age 21, after lecturing against slavery in Ohio as one of the "Seventy" sent out by Theodore Weld, he was commissioned by the American Anti-slavery Society for a three-month tour of Pennsylvania. At 22 he began teaching a large...
Dates: Created: 1860-1973

Oberlin College

Identifier: RG 13-13.25
Scope and Contents

Materials documenting the College's long relations and history with Oberlin College.

Dates: Created: 1867-1981

William Eleazar Barton Papers

Identifier: RG 09-9.04
Abstract William E. Barton attended Berea College from 1880 to 1885 (B.S.) and married Esther Treat Bushnell—a Berea elementary teacher—upon graduation from college. Barton was a circuit pastor in Robbins, Tennessee, until 1887.   From 1887 through 1890 Barton was a pastor in Litchfield, Ohio, while taking courses at Oberlin Theological School. Upon graduation from Oberlin (M.A.), Barton pastored at Wellington, Ohio, and Boston’s Shawmut Congregational Church. From 1899 until 1924, Barton was the...
Dates: Created: 1885-1976; Other: Majority of material found in 1895–1925

William Goodell Frost Papers

Identifier: RG 03-3.03
Abstract Frost, a native of LeRoy, New York, was an 1876 graduate of Oberlin College and taught Greek at him alma materfrom 1876 through 1892. Having refused the presidency of Berea College in 1889, Frost reconsidered theappointment after the resignation of William B. Stewart.  Frost was inaugurated in 1892 and served as presidentuntil 1920. Frost is credited with being chiefly responsible for the significant growth of Berea College during thisperiod. His term saw enrollment rise from 350 in 1912 to...
Dates: Created: 1860 - 1955; Other: Majority of material found in 1860-1894

William J. Hutchins Papers

Identifier: RG 03-3.04
Abstract Hutchins, born in 1850 and native of Brooklyn, New York, attended Oberlin College, Yale University, and Oberlin Theological Seminary. In 1896 he graduated from Union Theological Seminary and was ordained a Presbyterian minister, receiving his first pastorate at Bedford Church in Brooklyn.  Later that same year,Hutchins married Anna Laura Murch of Cleveland (whom he had met at Oberlin). In 1907, Hutchins was appointed professor of homiletics in the Oberlin Graduate School of Theology. On...
Dates: Created: 1850 - 1977; Other: Majority of material found in 1900 - 1958

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