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The Otterbein Room - Archives



The mission of the Otterbein Room is to facilitate research related to the history of Otterbein University and the Evangelical United Brethren Church by acquiring, preserving and providing supervised access to historically significant materials.

The Otterbein Library, second floor, Towers Hall
circa 1900

The Collection 


The Otterbein Room maintains the recorded history of Otterbein University, through documents, photographs, artifacts, and publications of the students, faculty, staff, administration, and alumni of the University. The Otterbein Room also holds some materials pertaining to the United Brethren Church (later the Evangelical United Brethren), mostly that which has a direct connection to Otterbein University. A small amount of Westerville historical material that relates to Otterbein is also maintained. In addition, the Otterbein Room holds old, rare, and autographed books from the collection of the Courtright Memorial Library for preservation.


Otterbein University Faculty
circa 1904



Monday through Friday 
10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.

 Please Contact Us


Stephen D. Grinch

The Otterbein Room

Courtright Memorial Library

138 West Main Street

Westerville, Ohio 43081

(614) 823 - 1761


The archivist, with one of his favorite (Non-Otterbein) artifacts:
1958 Edsel Ranger