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Natural History is Ohio History!

When you think of Ohio history, the first things to come to mind might be Ohio’s military history, presidents and national politics, …

Cheers to a Creative New Year!

Happy New Year! Our first blog post of 2021 features a publication in the State Library of Ohio’s collection that just entered …

It’s Turkey Time!

Each year as November rolls around, many Americans’ thoughts turn to turkey. But how did this uniquely North American bird become a …

Narrowing Down Newspapers

Newspapers are kind of a slog to read through. You know it, and we do too. Let’s share a few search strategies …

100 Years of the NFL

  When William “Pudge” Heffelfinger became the first professional football player in 1892 (he was paid $500 to play one game for …