Defiance College Collections
Selected documents have been digitized and are available via DC Memory: http://memory.defiance.edu
We do not yet have finding aids, but in the meantime, here is a list of the processed materials by category.
Schauffler College Collections
Schauffler College was founded in Cleveland in 1886. After it moved from Cleveland to Oberlin College and then closed in 1966, its assets, including archives, were transferred to Defiance College. Holdings:
To view original and undigitized documents from either collection, contact Barb Sedlock (firstname.lastname@example.org, 419-783.2487) for more information or to schedule research time.
Other Special Collection - Wiebe Ohio Courthouse Paintings
The library houses other pieces of DC history, including the Wiebe Ohio Courthouse Paintings. They were painted by emeritus faculty member Hermann Wiebe, and were exhibited at the State House in Columbus in 1991 under the title "The Way We Were."
The courthouses are depicted in historic settings, and Wiebe describes the collection as "an attempt to recapture the spirit of the last century." The paintings were featured in a slide show during the Ohio County Courthouses Symposium held in Columbus in May 2014, and in a story on the Ohio Supreme Court's Court News Ohio webpage in January, 2016.
NOTE: The original paintings of the Statehouse/Capitol, Defiance, Fulton, Henry, Lucas, Ottawa, Sandusky, Williams, and Wood counties are currently on loan to the Fulton County Historical Society between April 2018 and early January 2019. Digital images of the paintings can be viewed online via the link below.
Deed of Gift & Collection Policy
Defiance College Archives collects material related to the history of Defiance College and the now closed Schauffler and Palmer Colleges as well as the Christian Biblical Institute. If you are looking to donate materials, please click on the PDF document below to read our Archives Donation Policy and the Deed of Gift Form. You may print and sign the Deed of Gift to accompany your donation.
DC Memory is Defiance College's digital archive. It contains over 4,300 digitized documents from the Defiance College Archives, including:
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Electronic Education Masters Theses Collection
Electronic versions of Education Masters Theses written from 2003 to present are available on OhioLink's Electronic Theses and Dissertation Center. Click the link below to access this resource.