Roland M. Baumann

Roland M. Baumann, emeritus archivist and professor of history at Oberlin College, is a Society of American Archivists Fellow and founding member of the Academy of Certified Archivists. He teaches for the School of Library and Information Science, Kent State University, and has authored a number of award–winning publications in archives and history including The 1858 Oberlin–Wellington Rescue: A Reappraisal.

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A richly illustrated volume presenting a comprehensive history of the education of African American students at Oberlin College.

“Oberlin College holds a unique place in the history of higher education and in the history of African American education. Historians have probed bits of Oberlin’s relationship to black education, but Roland Baumann’s fine documentary history is the first to explore that history fully and critically. Historians, students, and lay readers alike will find much of value in this study.”

Ronald E. Butchart, University of Georgia