The photograph collection of the Oberlin Heritage Center contains over 1000 records including daguerreotypes, cartes de visite, tin types, glass slides, original prints, copies and digital images. They focus primarily on Oberlin people and families, buildings, businesses, schools, events and celebrations from 1833 to the present.
- Oberlin Historic Photo Map Project - A Google Map of Oberlin placing historic photos from the collection of the Oberlin Heritage Center.
- The "Our Common Center" Online Collection is being transferred to Pinterest. If you want to view the photos without creating an account, just click on any photo to start and continue to choose more using the menu on the right. Please contact us if you are interested in a particular image.
- Resource Center - Use of the historic photos collection of the Oberlin Heritage Center for research is available by appointment only. Call the Collections Manager at 440-774-1700 or e-mail [email protected].
Those wishing to reproduce and use photographs from the collection please print out this photograph request form and mail or fax in.
Those having photographs of Oberlin they might be willing to donate or lend to be scanned, and be willing to grant permission to the Oberlin Heritage center to use, please contact the Collections Manager at [email protected]. We are particularly interested in photographs of community events, downtown buildings, schools, organizations, businesses, churches, houses and photographs which depict people in our town over the years, especially identified people.