OHC Documents History as it Happens

This past year, OHC launched a new collecting initiative to document the Covid-19 pandemic in Oberlin.

Since then, community members have donated photographs, oral histories and even original poetry. These contributions have been added to OHC’s permanent collection where they will help tell the story of the pandemic for years to come. It is not too late to add your story to this growing collection! OHC continues to actively collect photographs, writings (such as journals), and other material related to Oberlin’s shared experience of living though a pandemic.


If you would like to participate but are unsure of where to begin, here are a few prompts to get you started for writing or photos:

• The holidays looked a little different for many of us this year. How did your family modify their celebrations?

• If you are a student, what does your school day look like? How is it different from last year?

• If COVID-19 has touched you or someone close to you, describe your experience with the illness.


To learn more about this project or to donate please contact OHC’s Collections Manager, Maren McKee, at [email protected].
Include your full name and a phone number where you can be reached.