| Share
 

Oberlin College

Oberlin College, at Oberlin, Ohio; coeducational; opened 1833 as Oberlin Collegiate Institute, became Oberlin College in 1850. It includes a college of arts and sciences and a well-known conservatory of music. One of the first colleges to have coeducational classes, Oberlin College was also a center of abolitionism. The early faculty was made up largely of New England Congregationalists, and Oberlin Theology is a modified form of Calvinism emphasizing the doctrine of free will (see Finney, Charles Grandison).

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

More on Oberlin College from Infoplease:

  • Firsts in America - A vast list of firsts in the US, including first newspaper, college, and many, many others
  • Loren Corey Eiseley - Eiseley, Loren Corey Eiseley, Loren Corey , 1907–77, American anthropologist, b. Lincoln, ...
  • Jean Frédéric Oberlin - Oberlin, Jean Frédéric Oberlin, Jean Frédéric , 1740–1826, ...
  • Robert Nathaniel Dett - Dett, Robert Nathaniel Dett, Robert Nathaniel, 1882–1943, American composer and pianist, b. ...
  • Mary Eliza Church Terrell - Mary Eliza Church Terrell civil rights and women's rights activist Born: 9/23/1863 Birthplace: ...

See more Encyclopedia articles on: Colleges, U.S.


Premium Partner Content
HighBeam Research
Documents Images and Maps Reference
(from Newspapers, Magazines, Journals, Newswires, Transcripts and Books)

Research our extensive archive of more than 80 million articles from 6,500 publications.

Additional search results provided by HighBeam Research, LLC. © Copyright 2005. All rights reserved.

24 X 7

Private Tutor

Click Here for Details
24 x 7 Tutor Availability
Unlimited Online Tutoring
1-on-1 Tutoring