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Black Women at Oberlin College Survey Project collection,

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Black Women at Oberlin College Survey Project collection, 1982-2001.
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Black Women at Oberlin College Survey Project.
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box 1Mixed materialUse in library Sc MG 580 box 1Schomburg Center - Manuscripts & Archives

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Cooper, Anna Julia.
Description
.2 lin. ft.
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Questionnaires.
Note
  • Survey results published by Michon Boston in "A Matter of Race and Sex: Black women at Oberlin College" in "Oberlin Alumni Magazine," Summer 1.
Biography (note)
  • The Black Women at Oberlin College Survey Project was created by Oberlin College alumna Michon Boston in 1982 to collect and document the college experiences of living black graduates. The study was done following the College's sesquicentennial celebration. Oberlin admitted women in 1835 and was the first American college to admit blacks, also in the nineteenth century. The women included in this survey were graduated between 1923 and 1979.
Call Number
Sc MG 580
Author
Black Women at Oberlin College Survey Project.
Title
Black Women at Oberlin College Survey Project collection, 1982-2001.
Summary
The Black Women at Oberlin College Survey Project collection consists of fifty-three questionnaires. The information gathered in the questionnaires ranges from issues about college life to race, gender, and personal and professional backgrounds, including participation in community activities. There is data concerning the campus lives of these women, especially the relationship between blacks and whites and other minority groups, the unity of black students, black student organizations, the concerns of black students on campus, affirmative action, and the general feelings about being black women in a predominately white college, spanning six decades.
In addition to the questionnaires for Boston's project, there is a photocopy of a questionnaire completed by Anna Julia Cooper, an educator and 1884 Oberlin graduate, on which Boston's questionnaire was based. The Cooper manuscript collection at the Moorland Spingarn Research Center at Howard University contains her questionnaire from a survey with which the sociologist Charles S. Johnson was involved, entitled "Negro College Graduates." An article by Boston, "A Matter of Race and Sex: Black Women at Oberlin College" summarizing her research results is also included in the collection (1983).
Biography
The Black Women at Oberlin College Survey Project was created by Oberlin College alumna Michon Boston in 1982 to collect and document the college experiences of living black graduates. The study was done following the College's sesquicentennial celebration. Oberlin admitted women in 1835 and was the first American college to admit blacks, also in the nineteenth century. The women included in this survey were graduated between 1923 and 1979.
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Cooper, Anna Julia.
Research Call Number
Sc MG 580
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