The Oberlin Review

Featuring pieces from Oberlin’s Special Collections and Anti-slavery Collection, “Subjects of Freedom” is a critical examination of the Oberlin’s historical narrative concerning slavery and abolition.

Art History Students Curate Exhibition About Abolitionism

February 14, 2020

“Subjects of Freedom” seeks to challenge Oberlin’s popular abolitionist narrative as the newest student exhibition at the Mary Church Terrell Main Library that opened Monday. It was curated by students in the seminar “Slavery and the Problem of the Visual,” pioneered by Assistant Professor of Art History Matthew Rarey, and acts as a companion show to “Afterlives of the Black Atlantic,” which opened at the Allen Memorial Art Museum in September. Institutionalized slavery ...

Behind the Scenes of the Mary Church Terrell Main Library

Behind the Scenes of the Mary Church Terrell Main Library

November 15, 2019

https://issuu.com/theoberlinreview/docs/nov15final/8

Oberlin Namesakes

Oberlin Namesakes

September 20, 2019

https://issuu.com/theoberlinreview/docs/sept20final/8

English Department, Library Staff Team Up to Read Banned Books

English Department, Library Staff Team Up to Read Banned Books

September 20, 2019

 “Censorship keeps us in the dark, keep the light on!” is the theme for this year’s Banned Books Week, a national anti-censorship campaign that began in 1982. Banned Books displays will appear in Mary Church Terrell Main Library from Sept. 22 to 28. Additionally, there will be a read-aloud in Azariah’s Café on Wednesday, Sept. 25 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. This new event, which is open to the public, involves reading passages from an extensive list of books that had previously been banned from...

Library Showcases Student Publications

Library Showcases Student Publications

April 12, 2019

The College Archives have introduced a new exhibit on the first floor of Mary Church Terrell Main Library in Mudd Center that showcases Oberlin student publications. The exhibit, which opened April 3 and will be up until April 15, displays campus publications dating back to 1858. There is also a permanent digital collection as a part of the exhibit that displays almost 200 different print titles. Archives Student Assistant and College senior Kira Zimmerman helped put together the online exhibit by as...

Joseph B. Maiville, OC ’07, poses behind the circulation desk in Mudd library.

Joseph B. Maiville, Evening Circulation

December 7, 2018

Joseph Maiville, OC ’07, is the evening circulation desk supervisor at the Mary Church Terrell library. He first visited Oberlin as a prospective student in the spring of 2003 and has lived here ever since. Around Terrell, Maiville is known for his consistent, easygoing presence and love of puns. Off campus, he is involved in local politics around Lorain County and has dabbled in music as well, fronting a heavy-metal band for three years. He credits Oberlin with helping him to discover his pas...

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