This georeferenced database of archived photographs collected during field studies chronicles environmental change in the Wooster, Ohio region, helping to answer questions such as: Why are streams dramatically cutting into the stream beds and banks? How fast do boulders move down a stream? These photos are available online at the GIS Photographic Archive.
Knox County, Ohio has been home to Black residents from the earliest days of settlement of the region by non-indigenous persons. As a consequence of their small numbers, the history of Black folks of the area was largely over-looked, if not outright ignored, by the mainstream press, academicians, and local historians. Although living and working closely with their White neighbors, the Black community, forced by custom and convention and inspired by other “colored” people living in communities both large and small, built parallel, albeit segregated, institutions to meet their social, economic, and spiritual needs. The establishment of these archives was intended to open a window into the fascinating world of African American life and experience in rural Ohio as well as advance the reclamation of the proud histories of the invisible people who occupied “the community within.”
Looking Back, Looking Forward documents the founding of the Women’s Studies program at Denison University. This digital collection contains materials from both Women’s Studies departmental files and from the University Archives. The development of a Women’s Studies program illustrates social change within the academy during a dynamic period in American higher education.
For this documentary project, students in a course entitled Innovations in Agroecology planned and recorded oral interviews of local farmers, gaining first-hand knowledge of their farm operations and their lives in farming.
Dr. Christopher Fink and his students conducted background research and data collection for the Granai della Memoria (Granary of Memories) project between August and December 2011 as part of a qualitative (ethnographic) research course where students were focused on developing ethnographic research skills. An equally important objective was that of the Granai project: the collection of stories of oral food traditions from local older adults.
The Kenyon Gullah Digital Archive collects the oral histories of Gullah people who live and work on St. Helena. A team of public school teachers from Cleveland, Ohio working with two professors from Kenyon College, conducted the interviews in the summer of 2011. The residents of St. Helena welcomed these teachers into their homes, places of work, and their churches. While the archive is a work in progress, it offers a unique window in the history and culture of a unique people.
This collection consists of eighty-three photographs taken in the American South West by American photographers (John K. Hillers, W. A. White, J.N. Furlong and others) in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Subjects range from portraits of American Indians, their dwellings and artifacts, schools and villages to views of railroads, mining operations, cities, and natural landscapes.
The History of Fashion is a teaching and learning tool that provides access to over 350 garments and accessories from 1830 through the 20th Century. Students in Costume Design and History of Fashion courses will provide additional descriptive information to these items over time.
This poster explains how librarians work with faculty individually to create mini-grant applications. These mini-grants describe how the projects will be used in the curriculum, how students will contribute or benefit from the collection, and what types of technology will be needed to generate a successful collection.
For the spring 2013 session of Anthropology 456, Seminar in Culture Contact and Colonialism, Professor Amy Margaris gave her students a choice between writing a traditional research paper or using OMEKA to design and create a group exhibit that would explore some of the theoretical issues surrounding culture contact and colonialism. Five students took the challenge. The result is Contextualizing Objects in the Oberlin College Ethnographic Collection an engaging production that will serve as a foundation for future students to build on.