Designing a monument to our namesake (video)
Videos of artist Paul Arnold on the history and design of the monument
Beginnings: Why the monument was made
Waldersbach: Design Inspiration from an object made by J. F. Oberlin
Stone Carving: How the design was realized
Video by John A. Light, Oberlin College Class of 2011, in 2010.
Inscription on monument:
John Frederick Oberlin (1740-1826)
Oberlin, pastor of Waldersbach in Alsace, France, for whole Oberlin College was named, used the original of the optical curiosity shown above for pastoral counseling. His simple message—that people with diverse perspectives can live in friendship with one another—lies at the heart of the aspirations of this college.
Friends of Robert S. Hunt ‘39