Primary Sources (Oberlin College Archives):


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Citation Card
  1. M. Ball – Sarah A. Curtis Genealogy (Index and vols. 1-12), Other Individuals, 23 – 30/6, Box 1, O. C. A.

    Student File (William T. Allan), Record Group 28/2, Box 10.


Other Primary Sources:


Ballantine, W. G., ed. The Oberlin Jubilee (Oberlin, OH: E. J. Goodrich, 1883).


Cowles, Henry, and Mahan, Asa. The Oberlin Evangelist, 24 November 1841.


Grimké, Sarah. Letters on the Equality of the Sexes And The Condition of Woman (Boston, MA:

Isaac Knapp, 1838).


Secondary Sources:


“Blacks in Galesburg,” Knox College Library Special Collections and Archives, accessed March 2015,


Fletcher, Robert Samuel. A History of Oberlin College From Its Foundation Through the Civil

War (Oberlin, OH: Oberlin College, 1943).


Gorman, Ron. “William T. Allan – Lane Rebel From the South.” Oberlin Heritage Center, last modified 2013, web address.


“Graham, Sylvester,” Encyclopedia Britannica, last modified 2013, Web address.


“Hiram Wilson,” Lane Debates,, web address, accessed 18 August 2015.


“1850,” Knox College Timeline 1826-1899, accessed March 2015, web address.


“Migrations Part 49,” Jefferson County Migrations.


Jeffrey, Julie Roy, The Great Silent Army of Abolitionism: Ordinary Women in the Antislavery Movement, (Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 1998).


Lasser, Carol and Robertson, Stacey M., Antebellum Women: Private, Public, Partisan (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2013).


Muelder, Hermann R., Fighters for Freedom: The History of Anti-Slavery Activities of Men and Women Associated with Knox College (New York, NY: Columbia University Press, 1959).


Panetta, Gary. “Pettengills Worked in Peoria to End Slavery.” Journal Star, 18 October 2008.


“Rebel Biographies: Hiram Wilson.” Oberlin College, accessed March 2015.


Robertson, Stacey M. Hearts Beating for Liberty: Women Abolitionists in the Old Northwest (Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2010).


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Webster, Martha. Seventy-five Significant Years: The Story of Knox College, 1837-1912 (Galesburg, IL: Wagoner Printing Co., 1912.)


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Further Reading:


Lasser, Carol (ed.,) Educating Men and Women Together: Coeducation in a Changing World (Chicago, IL: University of Illinois Press, 1987.), web address.