Thursday, September 20, 2012

First class in our new classroom!

Professor Yuri Ijiri's FYSP 143, Deconstructing Technology, visits the Archives on September 20.  Ken Grossi, College Archivist, demonstrates archival materials using the new document camera, above. Below, Professor Ijiri looks on as students peruse materials relevant to the invention of the telephone by Oberlinian Elisha Gray and his rival Alexander Graham Bell in 1876. Elisha Gray is thought to be the true inventor of the telephone, though Bell won the patent, with the stipulation that Gray receive 20% of proceeds from the rental of telephone equipment.