A project devoted to creating an archive of African American women’s intellectual work. This digital archive features leading intellectuals who attended Oberlin College & Conservatory, one of the first institutions of higher education to admit African American women.
African American Women Intellectuals Project, https://afamwomen.historydesignlab.org
A student-designed oral history project that documents the pandemic experiences of residents of Oberlin’s local retirement community, Kendal at Oberlin. Audio and transcripts are fully searchable.
COVID at Kendal, http://historydesignlab.org/cak/
Shirley Graham Du Bois ’34 was an Oberlin alumna, composer, playwright, biographer, nation builder, and activist. She was one of the first black women to stage an opera in the United States and one of the earliest black women musicologists. She went on to author seven plays, 10 biographies, two novels, and served as the founding director of Ghana Broadcasting Corporation. This project explores her life, ideas, and accomplishments.
Intersections: Recovering the Genius of Shirley Graham Du Bois (link coming soon!)
Oberlin’s student-run historical blog and journal. The blog, which features short pieces of historical writing, reviews, and though pieces, is updated regularly. The biannual journal publishes longer student historical research articles.
On Second Thought, https://oberlinost.wordpress.com