Friday, January 8, 2016

Archives sponsors Winter Term project by Kathleen Leonard, Class of 2019

College Archivist Ken Grossi is sponsoring a winter term project of Kathleen Leonard, Class of 2019.  Kathleen's project is to organize and inventory a collection of her family's papers.  Included in the collection are materials related to Thornton Bancroft and Martha Martin Penfield, and their daughter Charlotte and her husband Reginald Atwater. The College Archives holds some materials related to members of Kathleen's family who attended Oberlin College and served as missionaries in countries such as Jamaica and China.

Thornton Bancroft Penfield, son of Thornton Bigelow Penfield, A.B. 1856 Oberlin, 
and his wife Martha Martin Penfield are pictured here with their granddaughter, 
Caroline Penfield Atwater (Mrs. Edwin Slater Leonard), A.B. 1942 Oberlin. 
The photo was taken in1928.  Photo courtesy of the Kathleen Leonard Family.