Oberlin College Archival Sources:

Former Student File: Dan Freeman Bradley. Box 99. Oberlin College Archives.

Former Student File: Frank Carpenter. Record Group 28/2, Box 144. Oberlin College Archives.  

Former Student File: Albert Harris Johnson. Record Group 28/1, Box 132. Oberlin College


Former Student File: Rebecca Anne Jenkins. Record Group 28/2, Box

  1. Oberlin College Archives.

Former Student File: Adelia A. F. Johnston. Box 539. Oberlin College Archives.

Former Student File: James Mix Johnston. Record Group 28/2, Box 539. Oberlin College Archives.

Former Student File: Abby Jane Adams Oleson. Record Group 28/2, Box

  1. Oberlin College Archives.

Oberlin College Archives, Adelia A. Field Johnston Papers. 1862-1994 (span). RG 30/19.

Oberlin College Archives, “Adelia A. Field Johnston Papers Finding Guide.” web address, accessed

15 July 2015.

Oberlin College Archives, Albert H. Johnson Papers. 1822-2010, n.d. RG 30/378.

Oberlin College Archives, Woman’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU), Oberlin Chapter Records. 1874-1976, n.d. RG 31/006/004.


Other Primary Sources:

Catalogue of Oberlin College for the Year …, (Oberlin, OH: Oberlin College, 1900).

Clarke, Edward H. Sex in Education; Or, A Fair Chance for the Girls  (Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1873).

Keeler, Harriet Louise. The Life of Adelia A. Field Johnston Who Served Oberlin College for

Thirty-Seven Years … (Britton Printing Company, 1912).

Memorial Record of the County of Cuyahoga and City of Cleveland, Ohio (Genealogical Committee,

Western Reserve Historical Society, 1894).

Oberlin Alumni Magazine, 1910.

The Oberlin News, 12 October 1893.

The Hawaiian Gazette, 29 July 1910.


Secondary Sources:

Baumann, Roland M., ed. “Architecture of the Oberlin College Campus.” In Guide to the

Architectural Records in the Oberlin College Archives, xvii – xviii (Oberlin, OH: Oberlin College, 1996).

Boyesen, Hjalmar Hjorth. The History of Norway (British Library, Historical Print Editions, 2011).

Christen, Barbara S. City Beautiful in a Small Town: The Early History of the Village Improvement

Society in Oberlin. (Elyria, OH: Lorain County Historical Society, 1994).

Gould, Suzanne. “College Doesn’t Make You Infertile: AAUW’s 1885 Research.” AAUW:

Empowering Women Since 1881. web address, accessed 29 July 2015.

Green, Judy, and Jeanne LaDuke. Pioneering Women in American Mathematics: The Pre-1940 PhD’s.

(American Mathematical Society., 2009).

“Hanseatic League.” Oxford Reference, web address, accessed 30 July 2015.

Storemyr, Per. “Where Does the Stone at Nidaros Cathedral Come From?” Per Storemyr Archaeology & Conservation, web address, accessed 15 July 2015.

Zakim, Michael. “Antislavery and a Modern America: Free Soil in Ashtabula County, Ohio, 1848,”



Websites Consulted: – provides access to census data, school records, and state records. Oberlin students should be aware that they can access more information than is available for free if they go through the Oberlin College Library Databases. – a useful site for looking up verses across different editions of the Bible. It also provides access to commentary on the verses or chapters, providing a clearer sense of their message. -the online site of the Encyclopedia Britannica, offers basic information on just about everything and is a more scholarly alternative to wikipedia. – a helpful site for locating the burial places of individuals; it also often contains some information on their lives and potential relatives. -provides basic statistics and information on countries. -provides access to obituaries and basic information on alumni from Oberlin High School.– provides access to genealogical information for Ohio residents. -offers information on Saints’ lives and traditional Orthodox customs and holidays. -a truly fantastic site that provides access to a wide range of information from US Census data. -the site of the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union, which is still active today. -the site of the Young Womens Christian Assocation, provides both hsitorical and contemporary details on this association.


The following sites are all aimed at tourists, but also useful for providing basic information on well known places and buildings.



“Archdiocese of Nidaros.” Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia, May 12, 2015.


“Hawaii, U.S. Possessions Pacific Ocean. – David Rumsey Historical Map Collection.” Accessed July 13, 2015.,-U-S–possessions-Pacific-Oc?sort=Pub_List_No_InitialSort%2CPub_Date%2CPub_List_No%2CSeries_No&qvq=w4s:/where/Honolulu+(Hawaii);q:Honolulu;sort:Pub_List_No_InitialSort%2CPub_Date%2CPub_List_No%2CSeries_No;lc:RUMSEY~8~1&mi=1&trs=3.


namesAnonymous, unknown Alternative. Norsk Bokmål: Illustrasjon Hentet Fra Boken “Beskrivelse over Den Tilforn Meget Prægtige Og Vidtberømte Dom-Kirke I Throndhjem, Egentligen Kaldet Christ-Kirken” Av Schøning, Gerhard Og Utgitt Av Trykt Hos Jens Christensen Winding (Trondheim, 1762), before 1762. “Beskrivelse over den tilforn meget prægtige og vidtberømte Dom-Kirke i Throndhjem, egentligen kaldet Christ-Kirken” scanned page no. 381. National Library of Norway   Native name Nasjonalbiblioteket Location Oslo, Mo i Rana Established 1811/1989 Website Nasjonalbiblioteket.,_egentligen_kaldet_Christ-Kirken_-_no-nb_digibok_2010030312001-381.jpg.


norgewp. “Nidaros Cathedral: The Masterpiece of Norwegian Architecture.” Norwegian ABC. Accessed July 15, 2015.


Addams, J. (1893) ‘The subjective necessity for social settlements’ in Henry C. Adams

(ed.) (1893) Philanthropy and Social Progress, New York: Thomas Y. Cromwell.

Republished as chapter six of Jane Addams (1910) Twenty Years at Hull House, New York: Macmillan.

“Adelia Field Johnston’s Room in Baldwin.” Oberlin Library Staff. Accessed May 8,


“Allen Memorial Art Museum – Oberlin College.” Allen Memorial Art Museum – Oberlin


Fairchild, James. “”Joint Education of the Sexes”” Electronic Oberlin Group. 1860.  

Lasser, Carol. “Beyond Coeducation: Oberlin College and Women’s History: Postings in

Honor of Women’s History Month 1998.” Electronic Oberlin Group. March 1, 1998.  

“Photographic Building Guide: Rice Memorial Hall (1910-    ).” Oberlin College Archives.


Seller, Maxine S. “Dr. Clarke vs. the “Ladies”: Coeducation and Women’s Roles in the

1870’s.” (1983).

Substanley, Sharon. “Ohs Obits” Obituaries. Oberlin High School Alumni, 04 Apr. 2004.

Web. 08 May 2015. <>.

“The Woman Who Started It All: The Untold Story of Adelia Field Johnston.” Oberlin

College Art Library. May 15, 2013.  

“Timeline of Oberlin History.” Oberlin College. 2008.

“Women’s History Guide | Group 30.” Oberlin College Archives.