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Identifier: HistoricalCollectionsOfOhio1891V2
Title: Historical Collections of Ohio: An Encyclopedia of the State ; History Both General and Local, Geography with Descriptions of Its Counties, Cities and Villages, Its Agricultural, Manufacturing, Mining and Business Development, Sketches of Eminent and Interesting Characters, Etc., with Notes of a Tour over It in 1886 V 2
Year: 1891 (1890s)
Authors: Howe, Henry, 1816-1893
Subjects: Ohio -- Biography Ohio -- History Ohio -- Local History Ohio -- Description and travel
Publisher: Columbus : Henry Howe & Son


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gned as an institution a student, he is required to resign. No moni-for blacks. But its founders, taking the teach- torial system is adopted ; no grading of schol-ings of Christ as their guide, could not find arship and no distribution of honors. For theany reason for their exclusion, and so they first twenty-five years a majority of the grad-were admitted. Of the 20,000 different pu- utes supported themselves by school-teachingpils from the beginning, 19,000 have been and manual labor, and many now do the same,white. Of both sexes only sixty colored per- At the beginning seyenty-five cents a weeksons, thirty-two males and twenty-eight fe- was paid for board in the hall, if the stu-males, have completed a course. dents dispensed with meat; twenty-five cents Oberlin has always been a temperance com- was added for meat twice a day. Then themunity. Tobacco is prohibited. If used by entire expense of living, aside from clothing. Slab Hall. Obeklin.The beginnings of a College in the woods.

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College Buildings, Oberlin.The building with a tower on the right was the only one standing in 1886. LORAIN COUNTY. 383 ranged from fifty-eight to eighty-nine dollarsduring the forty weeks of term time. Nowboard can be had for three dollars per week.The average annual expense of a student,outside of clothing, etc., is about two hun-dred and fifty dollars. The teaching of music, more especially sa-cred music, is now a prominent feature here.The number of teachers Oberlin has sentforth, as well as missionaries to foreign lands,is extraordinary, probably unequalled any-where. The central idea of Oberlin was as a mis-sionary centre. In this idea not education, but religion. Christianity, as comprehensive,active, aggressive and progressive, is supreme.The Oberlin philosophy as defined by Mr.Finney was that the foundation of moralobligation is the good of being, and that truevirtue or righteousness consists in willing thisgood of being, including ones own, so thatthe whole life will be devo


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