Contest for History Sleuths!


The Oberlin College Archives and Oberlin Heritage Center are pairing up to host a local competition this spring as a first step toward the statewide “I Found It in the Archives” contest sponsored by the Society of Ohio Archivists.  Contestants should have visited the College Archives or the Heritage Center to conduct research, describing how their quest for information led to the discovery of a special item or materials, and how this experience has made a difference in their lives.

Entries should be sent by April 30, 2016 to Ken Grossi, Oberlin College Archivist, at   Up to three finalists will have their essays or videos posted online for a public vote in early May.  The essay or video with the most votes will be declared the winner and will receive a prize from both the Archives and the Heritage Center, and may go on to compete in the statewide contest later in the year.  Click here for full contest rules and a registration form.

For more information, e-mail Liz Schultz, Executive Director of the Oberlin Heritage Center, at or Ken Grossi, Oberlin College Archivist, at