John Hayward, Gazetteer of the United States of America… (Philadelphia: James L. Gihon, 1854), 698.
OBERLIN COLLEGE, O. This institution was founded at Oberlin, in 1834. In 1850 it had 66 students. It has a female department, the pupils of which are not included in the above enumeration. They may, however, pursue the same course, and be admitted to the same college honors with the young men. The number of instructors employed is 12; the number of alumni, 199, of whom 130 are reported as having entered the ministry. The libraries contain 4200 volumes. Commencement is on the fourth Wednesday in August.