Brief Description:

Students from Oberlin College were involved in SNCC’s early history and established a Freedom Center on their campus. Members of this Friends of SNCC chapter worked with other universities in the Cleveland area on projects including picketing the Hammermill Paper Company. Oberlin College students worked to recruit Freedom Summer volunteers, and some of them went to Mississippi themselves.


  • Kathy Coulbourn
  • Jerry Parker
  • Martha Honey
  • Jerry von Korff
  • Fred Dubow


The Student Voice, August 2, 1960

The Student Voice, Supplementary Election Issue 1960

The Student Voice, January 1, 1961

The Student Voice, February 3, 1964

The Student Voice, February 2, 1961

The Student Voice, June 2, 1964

The Student Voice, October 28, 1964

The Student Voice, December 4, 1960

The Student Voice, December 23, 1963

Last Summer in Mississippi–by Alice Lake, Ellen Lake Papers, 1964, Wisconsin Historical Society

Letter from Betty to Elizabeth Sutherland, December 3rd, 1964, Elizabeth Sutherland Martinez Papers, Wisconsin Historical Society

WATS Reports for March 9, 1965, Samuel Walkers Papers, 1964-1966, Wisconsin Historical Society

WATTS reports April 14th 1965, Freedom Information Service Records, Wisconsin Historical Society

It Will Be a Hot Summer in Mississippi, May 21, 1964, Social Action Vertical File, Wisconsin Historical Society

Student Leadership Conference on Religion and Race, November 17-20, 1963, Samuel C. Shirah, Jr., Papers, 1961-1964,