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For this documentary project, students in a course entitled Innovations in Agroecology planned and recorded oral interviews of local farmers, gaining first-hand knowledge of their farm operations and their lives in farming. Writing Our Story is a digital collection of materials documenting Black student protests at Denison University. This project contains digitized special collection and archival materials to highlight the development of the Black Student Union and Black Studies Center. Ohio Wesleyan University Special Collections houses several manuscripts from the Middle Ages and early printed books from the 15th century that were donated from the collection of the Rev. Frank B. Gunsaulus, Methodist preacher and alumnus, for the purpose of contemplation and study by the university’s students. The enhanced podcast project was designed as a value-added technology component to JOUR 370 Media Law. In the fall 2010 Media Law students created multimedia that explain a case to their peers, involved significant peer review and was searchable on the open web.

GIS-Based Photographic Archive

Denison University Herbarium

Denison Campus Scholarship

Looking Back, Looking Forward

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This georeferenced database of archived photographs collected during field studies will chronicle environmental change in the Wooster, Ohio region. This archive will help answer questions such as: Why are streams dramatically cutting into the stream beds and banks? How fast do boulders move down a stream? This project aims to catalog and digitize all of the specimens collected over nearly 150 years in our collection. The earliest specimens in our herbarium date from the mid to late 1800s. During that time, collecting and pressing plants was a serious hobby for many people, and we are fortunate to have the opportunity to preserve their specimens. Denison's campus scholarship consists of scholarly articles, student and faculty journals, student theses, and creative works from the Denison University community. This collection reflects the depth and breadth of intellectual curiosity on campus since 1900. Looking Back, Looking Forward documents the founding of the Women's Studies program at Denison University. This digital collection contains materials from both Women's Studies departmental files and from the University Archives. The development of a Women's Studies program illustrates social change within the academy during a dynamic period in American higher education.

Oberlin SHARES

Photographs of the American Southwest

Medieval Manuscripts

Shansi: Oberlin and Asia

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This website lists Oberlin College faculty and staff publications, presentations, performances, and creations. Full texts and other digital formats are made available whenever possible. Peer-reviewed, scholarly articles are included in accordance with the November 2009 Open Access resolution of the Oberlin College General Faculty. This collection consists of eighty-three photographs taken in the American South West by American photographers (John K. Hillers, W. A. White, J.N. Furlong and others) in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Subjects range from portraits of American Indians, their dwellings and artifacts, schools and villages to views of railroads, mining operations, cities, and natural landscapes. The Medieval Manuscript collection is designed to showcase a range of texts and images over centuries of transmission, illustrating the art of the manuscript during the period of its greatest development and influence. Together, these images exemplify the cultural and historical contexts of literacy in the medieval period. This collection documents the activity of Oberlinians in Asia from the 1880s to the 1950s. This teaching and research collection contains materials from the Oberlin Shansi Memorial Association Records and personal paper collections that relate to the work of missionaries and Shansi Representatives in China and as well as other countries.

Digital Costume Collection- Denison

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Gullah Digital Archive

Media and Politics TV ads

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The Digital Costume Collection is a teaching and learning tool that provides access to over 350 garments and accessories from 1830 through the 20th Century. Students in Costume Design and History of Fashion courses will provide additional descriptive information to these items over time. The Digital Costume Collection includes photographs, research and catalogues of the vintage and antique clothing collection of The College of Wooster. This collection allows access to the garments from multiple angles, including detail and construction shots. The archived garments are helpful in costume design as a resource for construction techniques, fabric choice, trim and decorative details. The Kenyon Gullah Digital Archive collects the oral histories of Gullah people who live and work on St. Helena. A team of public school teachers from Cleveland, Ohio working with two professors from Kenyon College, conducted the interviews in the summer of 2011. The residents of St. Helena welcomed these teachers into their homes, places of work, and their churches. While the archive is a work in progress, it offers a unique window in the history and culture of a unique people. Mass media has a tremendous effect on politics in the United States. Effectively communicating a political message can mean the difference between winning and losing an election. Students in the Media and Politics, taught by Assistant Professor of Political Science, Angela Bos, worked in teams to develop a communication plan for an Ohio candidate. Based on course readings and class research, the teams drafted a memo and created a political ad.

King-Crane Commission

Our Love Stories at Ohio Wesleyan University

Denison University Homestead

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During the summer of 1919, a delegation under the leadership of Oberlin College President Henry Churchill King and Chicago businessman Charles R. Crane travelled to areas of the former Ottoman territories. Their mission was to determine the wishes of the people of the region as their future was being determined by the major powers at the Paris Peace Conference. The King-Crane Commission, as it became known, met delegations and invited written petitions from various religious and political groups. This digital collection unifies the archival records of Commission members for the first time. It also includes resources on conducting research in the collection. The Chinese pedagogical movie project, entitled Our Love Stories at Ohio Wesleyan University, was filmed by the students from the Chinese Program to promote students’ learning of Chinese language and culture. The students applied what they had learned in class to write the scripts and were strongly encouraged to let their creativity flow. They filmed the movies under the direction of Professor Wu during the spring semester of 2011. The project can serve as a resource to students of Chinese who are interested in utilizing textbook vocabulary and sentence structures in different contexts. The project is included as part of teaching materials for listening comprehension in the Chinese Program. In 1977, a group of students and Dr. Bob Alrutz, a biology professor at Denison, began an experiment. Their mission was to create an agriculturally based self-reliant democratic community. The land would serve as the experiment station; and they would test environmentally sound materials, agricultural and living practices. Faculty and students worked together doing research and building. Homesteaders initiated seminar projects with a variety of teachers including Dr. Alrutz and Dr. Paul Bennett. The original founders built three cabins to house twelve students, with the expectation that those cabins would come down and new ones would be built about every three to five years.