Oberlin's Namesake: John Frederick Oberlin (1740-1826)Main MenuIntroduction to Oberlin's NamesakeDetailed Table of ContentsWhat's in a Name? Why Oberlin?Address by John W. KurtzJ. F. Oberlin in his lifetimeExplore materials made by Oberlin and his contemporariesThe Ban de la Roche, Alsace, FranceArt works and photographs of the regionEarly views of Oberlin, OhioDrawings, prints and photographs of the colony and collegeDesigning a monument to our namesake (video)Videos with the artist Paul B. ArnoldResources for further explorationAnne Cuyler Salsich, Oberlin College Archives65340b1e79f9df03d291b8de171f6479ab6abb16Oberlin College Archives, Oberlin, Ohio
12018-01-12T22:41:40+00:00Anne Cuyler Salsich, Oberlin College Archives65340b1e79f9df03d291b8de171f6479ab6abb16111plain2018-01-22T20:20:48+00:00Anne Cuyler Salsich, Oberlin College Archives65340b1e79f9df03d291b8de171f6479ab6abb16Like those in the Peace Corps today, Oberlin had to be resourceful in employing technologies not available in the region where he served. He built his own portable hand press for printing sheets of text, using imported type.
Here is an example of the sheets of small squares with verses on them that Oberlin set in type and printed to cut apart and give to parishioners and friends.
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12018-01-22T20:18:43+00:00Oberlin's portable hand press3media/Oberlins_handpress_nd_72.jpgplain2018-02-21T18:16:49+00:00unknownn.d.3.5" x 5" (before cropping)Oberlin College ArchivesphotographJohn Frederick Oberlin Collection (30/165), Oberlin College Archives
12018-01-16T19:44:04+00:00Printed sheet of verses3media/Bible_verses_2_72.jpgplain2018-02-23T14:57:12+00:00Oberlin, John Frederick (French, 1740-1826)n.d.Oberlin College Archives20091221110924John W. Kurtz Papers (30/216), Oberlin College Archives