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ID#0505 Date: 1976. This image shows the city council being sworn into office, January 1976. From left to right: Dewey Ganzel, John Baumann, David Sonner, Kinser Habecker (chairman) Geraldine Donaldson, Don McIlroy, Dick Lothrop. Participants: Carol and Dewey Ganzel.

ID#0505 Date: 1976. This image shows the city council being sworn into office, January 1976. From left to right: Dewey Ganzel, John Baumann, David Sonner, Kinser Habecker (chairman) Geraldine Donaldson, Don McIlroy, Dick Lothrop. Participants: Carol and Dewey Ganzel.

ID#0207 Date: 1956-1960. This is a photo of customers in the Oberlin Consumer's Cooperative bookstore when it was located at # 55 East College Street. The Co-op moved into this building (currently the Slow Train Cafe) in 1956. Participant: Liz Burgess. Additional Sources: Oberlin Heritage Center: Fred Maddock files; McQueen, Albert, "A Brief History of the Oberlin Consumers Cooperative and its Businesses."; Inge, Angela. "A long Co-op History" Chronicle-Telgram, June 18, 2000.

ID#0207 Date: 1956-1960. This is a photo of customers in the Oberlin Consumer's Cooperative bookstore when it was located at # 55 East College Street. The Co-op moved into this building (currently the Slow Train Cafe) in 1956. Participant: Liz Burgess. Additional Sources: Oberlin Heritage Center: Fred Maddock files; McQueen, Albert, "A Brief History of the Oberlin Consumers Cooperative and its Businesses."; Inge, Angela. "A long Co-op History" Chronicle-Telgram, June 18, 2000.

ID#0414 Date: 1941. This advertisement appeared in the Hi-O-Hi, Oberlin College yearbook, 1941. The advertisement is an interior photo of the store; it displays of a large stock of inventory. Ben Franklin has been at this address since 1942, continuously operated by the Cochrane family. Source: HI-O-HI, the Oberlin College yearbook.

ID#0414 Date: 1941. This advertisement appeared in the Hi-O-Hi, Oberlin College yearbook, 1941. The advertisement is an interior photo of the store; it displays of a large stock of inventory. Ben Franklin has been at this address since 1942, continuously operated by the Cochrane family. Source: HI-O-HI, the Oberlin College yearbook.

ID#0123 Date: 1912. A fair was held on October 4th and 5th 1912 to raise money to purchase the site for a new hospital. Those wishing to help were urged to raise vegetables and flowers to sell. The fair also featured music, a dog and chicken show, vaudeville performances, contests and the chance to ride around town on an automobile. Participant: John P. Gorske. Additional Sources: Oberlin College Library: Oberlin News, May 8, 1912; May 29, 1912; September 4, 1912; October 9, 1912.

ID#0123 Date: 1912. A fair was held on October 4th and 5th 1912 to raise money to purchase the site for a new hospital. Those wishing to help were urged to raise vegetables and flowers to sell. The fair also featured music, a dog and chicken show, vaudeville performances, contests and the chance to ride around town on an automobile. Participant: John P. Gorske. Additional Sources: Oberlin College Library: Oberlin News, May 8, 1912; May 29, 1912; September 4, 1912; October 9, 1912.

ID#0223 Date: 1994-1996. This is Elaine Brown speaking at the bookstore. Ms. Brown wrote Taste of Power: A Black Woman's Story. The book tells of Ms. Brown's years as a leader in the Black Panther Party.  Participant: Liz Burgess. Additional Sources: Karen Long Interview 01/27/01; Oberlin Heritage Center: Fred Maddock files; McQueen, Albert, "A Brief History of the Oberlin Consumers Cooperative and its Businesses."; Inge, Angela. "A long Co-op History" Chronicle-Telegram, June 18, 2000.

ID#0223 Date: 1994-1996. This is Elaine Brown speaking at the bookstore. Ms. Brown wrote Taste of Power: A Black Woman's Story. The book tells of Ms. Brown's years as a leader in the Black Panther Party. Participant: Liz Burgess. Additional Sources: Karen Long Interview 01/27/01; Oberlin Heritage Center: Fred Maddock files; McQueen, Albert, "A Brief History of the Oberlin Consumers Cooperative and its Businesses."; Inge, Angela. "A long Co-op History" Chronicle-Telegram, June 18, 2000.

ID#0214 Date: Unknown. This image shows a work crew installing the Co-op's heated sidewalk in front of their new building. Oberlin architect Doug Johnson is on the right conversing with a member of the crew.  Participant: Liz Burgess. Additional Sources: Oberlin Heritage Center: Fred Maddock files; McQueen, Albert, "A Brief History of the Oberlin Consumers Cooperative and its Businesses."; Inge, Angela. "A long Co-op History" Chronicle-Telegram, June 18, 2000.

ID#0214 Date: Unknown. This image shows a work crew installing the Co-op's heated sidewalk in front of their new building. Oberlin architect Doug Johnson is on the right conversing with a member of the crew. Participant: Liz Burgess. Additional Sources: Oberlin Heritage Center: Fred Maddock files; McQueen, Albert, "A Brief History of the Oberlin Consumers Cooperative and its Businesses."; Inge, Angela. "A long Co-op History" Chronicle-Telegram, June 18, 2000.

ID#0016 Date: 1948-1949. This picture shows six Oberlin residents displaying one day's catch of walleye fish from Lake Erie. The photo was taken in front of Kern's bicycle shop at 49 South Main. Mr. Kern had his bicycle shop in this building from 1949-1959. This building, known as the Beckwith block, was demolished in 1957 to build People's Bank. Participant: Doren Harley. Additional Sources: Jack Harley Interview, 10/00, Dean Harley Interview, 11/00.

ID#0016 Date: 1948-1949. This picture shows six Oberlin residents displaying one day's catch of walleye fish from Lake Erie. The photo was taken in front of Kern's bicycle shop at 49 South Main. Mr. Kern had his bicycle shop in this building from 1949-1959. This building, known as the Beckwith block, was demolished in 1957 to build People's Bank. Participant: Doren Harley. Additional Sources: Jack Harley Interview, 10/00, Dean Harley Interview, 11/00.

ID#0322 Date: 1942-1945. In this image marines and sailors arrive at the Lake Shore and Southern Michigan depot on South Street. Oberlin College was the site for the Naval Reserve's V-12 training program during World War II; these men are arriving for their training. Participant: Oberlin College Archives. Additional Sources: Pictorial Memories of Oberlin, The Rotary Club of Oberlin, 1976 and 1989.

ID#0322 Date: 1942-1945. In this image marines and sailors arrive at the Lake Shore and Southern Michigan depot on South Street. Oberlin College was the site for the Naval Reserve's V-12 training program during World War II; these men are arriving for their training. Participant: Oberlin College Archives. Additional Sources: Pictorial Memories of Oberlin, The Rotary Club of Oberlin, 1976 and 1989.

ID#0437 Date: 1941.The advertisement is an interior photo of the business's large stock of food items. The Gibson Brothers opened this new store on December 12, 1905 and it has been in the family since then. In 1910 the Gibsons showed Oberlin's first silent films on the second floor. College students played music during the movie and in intermission. Today the family operates a grocery, bakery and confectionary from this building. Source: HI-O-HI, the Oberlin College yearbook.

ID#0437 Date: 1941.The advertisement is an interior photo of the business's large stock of food items. The Gibson Brothers opened this new store on December 12, 1905 and it has been in the family since then. In 1910 the Gibsons showed Oberlin's first silent films on the second floor. College students played music during the movie and in intermission. Today the family operates a grocery, bakery and confectionary from this building. Source: HI-O-HI, the Oberlin College yearbook.

ID#035 Date: 1880s. A sign identifies the business on the corner as a drugstore, one of many that would occupy that building. Signs for tailors and clothiers can be seen farther down the street. Participant: Oberlin College Archives.

ID Date: A sign identifies the business on the corner as a drugstore, one of many that would occupy that building. Signs for tailors and clothiers can be seen farther down the street.

In 1900 a group of thirteen missionaries, most of whom were Oberlin graduates, and five of their children were killed during a war in China named the Boxer Rebellion. The Memorial Arch on Tappan Square, dedicated in 1903, was built to honor the missionaries and their families that died. Many Oberlin students in recent years felt that the arch should be a memorial for everyone who died in the Boxer Rebellion and a plaque was added in 1994 for the Chinese killed there.

In 1900 a group of thirteen missionaries, most of whom were Oberlin graduates, and five of their children were killed during a war in China named the Boxer Rebellion. The Memorial Arch on Tappan Square, dedicated in 1903, was built to honor the missionaries and their families that died. Many Oberlin students in recent years felt that the arch should be a memorial for everyone who died in the Boxer Rebellion and a plaque was added in 1994 for the Chinese killed there.

ID#0383 Date: Unknown. School class. Participant: H. Scott Broadwell.

ID Date: Unknown. Participant: H.

ID#0113 Date: 1900-1920. This photo is from a postcard of the H.B. Dobyns grocery store. One of the individuals in the photo is identified on the back as Mr. Severy--the business became the Severy and Sage grocery store after it was H. B. Dobyns. A reflection of Watson's Hardware across the street can be seen in the window.   Participant: John P. Gorske. Additional Sources: Oberlin Heritage Center: Historic Preservation commission survey, 1998; Fred Maddock files.

ID#0113 Date: 1900-1920. This photo is from a postcard of the H.B. Dobyns grocery store. One of the individuals in the photo is identified on the back as Mr. Severy--the business became the Severy and Sage grocery store after it was H. B. Dobyns. A reflection of Watson's Hardware across the street can be seen in the window. Participant: John P. Gorske. Additional Sources: Oberlin Heritage Center: Historic Preservation commission survey, 1998; Fred Maddock files.

ID#0240 Date: 1994-1996. This photo show Alan Ginsburg and his audience during a March reading on the second floor of the Co-op bookstore. He visited Oberlin around his trip to a Buddhist temple in Cleveland. Karen Long Interview 01/27/01; Oberlin Heritage Center: Fred Maddock files; McQueen, Albert, "A Brief History of the Oberlin Consumers Cooperative and its Businesses."; Inge, Angela. "A long Co-op History" Chronicle-Telgram, June 18, 2000.

ID#0240 Date: 1994-1996. This photo show Alan Ginsburg and his audience during a March reading on the second floor of the Co-op bookstore. He visited Oberlin around his trip to a Buddhist temple in Cleveland. Karen Long Interview 01/27/01; Oberlin Heritage Center: Fred Maddock files; McQueen, Albert, "A Brief History of the Oberlin Consumers Cooperative and its Businesses."; Inge, Angela. "A long Co-op History" Chronicle-Telgram, June 18, 2000.

ID#0027 Date: 1916. This image is from a pageant performed by six hundred pupils of the Oberlin public schools. The pageant, presented in Tappan Square, commemorated the 300th Anniversary of the death of Shakespeare. The May 24 newspaper reported that the pageant, twice canceled by rain, would be on Wednesday. The paper noted that the weather had been indifferent to the "anniversary of the great man." Participant: Alice C. Shaver. Additional Sources: Oberlin News, May 17, 1916 and May 24…

ID#0027 Date: 1916. This image is from a pageant performed by six hundred pupils of the Oberlin public schools. The pageant, presented in Tappan Square, commemorated the 300th Anniversary of the death of Shakespeare. The May 24 newspaper reported that the pageant, twice canceled by rain, would be on Wednesday. The paper noted that the weather had been indifferent to the "anniversary of the great man." Participant: Alice C. Shaver. Additional Sources: Oberlin News, May 17, 1916 and May 24…

ID#0491 Date: 1968. Mock Convention Parade, North Main Street, elephants with rider. Event took place May 3, 1968. Participants: Carol and Dewey Ganzel.

ID Date: Mock Convention Parade, North Main Street, elephants with rider. Event took place May Participants: Carol and Dewey Ganzel.

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