The papers of John Frederic Shreiner consist of textual and non-textual materials relating to the Oberlin College Class of 1916. Shreiner served as Class President and Class Agent for several years, beginning in 1966, and collected these materials in order to plan class reunions and update class directories. Materials in the collection include letters from the Class President, letters from class members, class member lists, minutes and reports from meetings, financial records, printed matter relating to class members, and lantern slides of class members and others, ca. 1912-1916. The date span of the collection is 1912 to 1976.
Series I. Correspondence, 1916-1966, n.d. (10 folders)
Consists of letters from class presidents regarding fund raising and the activities of class members, and correspondence between class members regarding reunions.
Series II. Financial Records, 1912-1961 (2 folders)
Contains a record of the accounts of the Oberlin College Class of 1916 for the years 1912-1919, 1923-1927, 1933-1941, 1946-1961, records of dues paid, and records of alumni fund giving. Also contains lists of former members of the class of 1916.
Series III. Membership, Oberlin College Class of 1916, 1917-1971, 1976, n.d. (7 folders)
This series includes listings of class members, some with personal information (i.e., family information, employment information, etc.), and reunion materials, including booklet “Class Reunions, 1916,” with signatures of participants, for the years 1917 through 1961. Also included are Class directories released 1921, 1924, and 1933 and a publication “Who’s Who in the Class of 1916, Oberlin College,” 1947 and 1956.
Series IV. Minutes and Reports, 1912-1921, 1961 (2 folders)
Contains a booklet of the minutes of meetings of the Oberlin College Class of 1916, 1912-1921, and “Report of the President, Oberlin College Class of 1916,” 1961. The report provides details of the activities and finances of the class for the period 1946 to 1961.
Series V. Printed Matter and Memorabilia, 1914-1966 (3 folders)
Contains some materials relating to reunions and alumni gatherings, such as programs lists of attendees, and also writings of members of the class of 1916, including “Memories of Childhood and Youth, 1894-1924,” by Frederick B. Artz, and “The Fourth Book of Joness,” by M. Pauline Jeffrey. Numerous items of memorabilia from student days at Oberlin College, such as booklet entitled “History and Prophecy of the Class of 1916,” dance cards, and programs are also contained in this series.
Series VI. Non-textual Materials, 1919-1971, n.d.
Consists of group photographs of the class of 1916, 1919-1971. Several photographs of individual class members and/or their families and a letter written by class member Charlotte Belkuap Reynolds, with two accompanying photographs, are contained in this series. Also included are 111 lantern slides containing group and individual pictures of members of the class of 1916 and others. A listing of the slides is included in each box (15 slide boxes).
Series I. Correspondence, 1916-1966, n.d.
Letters from class members and other
individuals, 1916-1961 (6f)
Letters from class presidents, 1946-1961
James Craven, 1965-1966
Donald Love, 1965-1966
Paul Williams and Mrs. Robert G. Vail, 1961
Series II. Financial Records, 1912-1961
Box 1 (cont.)
Accounts of the class of 1916, 1912-1919,
1923-1927, 1933-1941, 1946-1961
Records of dues and alumni fund giving,
listings of class members and officers,
1918, 1945-1956, 1960-1961
Series III. Membership, class of 1916, 1917-1971, 1976, n.d.
Box 1 (cont.)
Reunion book, 1917-1961
“Who’s Who in the Class of 1916,” 1947,
1956 (2 issues)
Listings of class members and related
information, 1919-1946, n.d. (3f)
Reunion materials, 1966, 1971, 1976
Series IV. Minutes and Reports, 1912-1921, 1961
Box 2 (cont.)
Minutes of the class of 1916, 1912-1921
“Report of the president, Oberlin College
class of 1916,” 1961
Series V. Printed Matter and Memorabilia, 1914-1966
Clippings, writings of members of class of
Materials relating to commencement and
class reunion, 1966
Series VI. Non-textual materials, 1919-1971, n.d.
Subseries 1. Photographs, 1919-1971, n.d.
Box 3 (cont.)
Twelve (12) class reunion photographs
Six (6) photographs of class members (individual),
including note from Charlotte Reynolds, 1941
Subseries 2. Lantern slides, 1915-1916, 1919, n.d.
111 lantern slides, group and individual, n.d.