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Collection NameSubmitting Institution
Log cabin (Dayton, Ohio), 1840-06-131840s Campaign Newspapers were published to rally support around a particular candidate during the U.S. presidential elections of 1840, 1844 and 1848. This Ohio History Connection collection contains five newspapers from Cleveland, Columbus and Dayton, representing the Whig and Democratic parties during these election years.Ohio History Connection
Colonel Charles Young portraitThe African American Experience in Ohio collection documents specific moments in the history of African Americans in Ohio in their own words, in particular focusing on their experiences from 1850 to 1920. It includes manuscript collections, photographs and pamphlets from the Ohio History Connection Archives & Libraries and its National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center division in Wilberforce. Ohio History Connection
The Reporter. (Akron, Ohio), 1969-10-11The Akron Reporter newspaper has been documenting the African American community in Akron, Ohio, since 1968. This Akron-Summit County Public Library collection covers 1969-1999 and 2003-2020.Akron-Summit County Public Library
Frank and Albert Ewing portraitThe Albert J. Ewing Collection collection consists of a selection of 5,055 glass plate negatives produced by traveling photographer, Albert J. Ewing, in the late 1800s-early 1900s, whose work documents southeastern Ohio and central West Virginia.Ohio History Connection
Red and Blue, 1968-01-26The Alliance High School's Red and Blue is the student newspaper for Alliance High School. The collection contains issues from the 1920s through the 1960s held by Rodman Public Library.Rodman Public Library
Alliance Review and Leader, 1919-12-24The Alliance Review contains newspaper issues covering 1905-1925. Content relates to community news from the city of Alliance and its surrounding townships in Stark, Mahoning, Portage and Columbiana counties. Rodman Public Library
Adena PointThe American Indian History Collection contains artifacts and other items documenting the Paleo-Indian Period through the Historic Period from the collections of the Ohio History Connection.Ohio History Connection
Americké Dělnické Listy = American Workingmen's News. (Cleveland, Ohio), 1918-10-25The Americké Dělnické Listy (American Workingmen's News) documents Cleveland Czechs, one of the city's oldest and largest ethnic groups, as well as Czech-American Socialists. This Ohio History Connection collection, funded in part through an Institute of Museum and Library Services LSTA grant, covers 1918-1941.Ohio History Connection
Amherst Times, 1917-11-29Amherst Newspapers contains newspaper issues from the Amherst Free Press (1875-1879), Amherst Weekly News (1914-1919), Amherst Times (1917-1919), Amherst News-Times (1919-1921, 1928-2018), and Lorain County Community Guide (2018-2020). Content relates to community news from the city of Amherst and the surrounding communities in Lorain County, including Oberlin and Wellington.Amherst Public Library
Amherst Public Library PostcardThe Amherst Public Library Digital Collection contains photographs and yearbooks from Amherst, as well as documents relating to the early years of this historic city in northeastern Ohio.Amherst Public Library
Armstrong Space SuitThe Armstrong Air & Space Museum Digital Collection contains artifacts that document Ohio's contributions to the history of space flight.  This digital collection showcases items such as fragments of the Apollo spacecraft, Armstrong's space suit from the Gemini VIII mission, and the New York Times front page announcing the moon landing.Ohio History Connection
Ashtabula County District Library logoAshtabula Memory consists of items belonging to the Ashtabula County District Library's Archive. These items highlight Ashtabula County's rich history featuring items of local interest including: Photographs, yearbooks, diaries, genealogical resources, family histories, as well as artifacts unique to the community.Ashtabula County District Library
Athens County Gazette, 1904-05-12The Athens County Gazette, published in Athens, Ohio, covers the lives and activities of residents of Athens, Athens County and surrounding areas. This Ohio History Connection collection covers the period of 1897-1909.Ohio History Connection
Bluffton-Richland High School/Public Library students photographThe Bluffton Public Library Digital Archive Collection includes images and documents about Bluffton, Ohio.  The collection contains Bluffton High School yearbooks, photos, booklets, and other materials held in the library's Shannon Local History Room.Bluffton Public Library
The Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) Collection contains publications and images produced by the Division of Safety & Hygiene under BWC and the Industrial Commission of Ohio, with the goal of preventing workplace accidents and injuries and reducing workers’ compensation costs. The collection shows the changes in Ohio workers’ compensation law, occupational safety trends, and offer greater insight into factors affecting the work life of Ohioans and their businesses through the early 1900’s to the present.Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation
Ohio Historical SocietyThe Caniff Collection consists of artifacts that document the life of cartoonist Milton Caniff.  Known as the "Rembrandt of the Comic Strip," Caniff is remembered for his accurate background research, excellent writing, attention to detail and innovative use of graphic techniques.Ohio History Connection

The Carroll County District Library Newspaper Collections, is comprised of multiple titles published in Carroll County, Ohio.Carroll County District Library
The Chagrin Falls Exponent collection covers 1874-1893. It was the first regional newspaper in Cuyahoga County outside of Cleveland, and carried news from communities in eastern Cuyahoga, western Geauga, northern Portage counties.Chagrin Falls Historical Society
Chillicothe advertiser. (Chillicothe, Ohio), 1882-07-21The Chillicothe Advertiser, published in Chillicothe, Ohio, was a Democratic paper documenting the lives and activities of the residents of Chillicothe and Ross County. This Ohio History Connection collection covers 1882-1895.Ohio History Connection
Chronicling AmericaChronicling America is a free digital newspaper collection sponsored jointly by the Library of Congress and National Endowment for the Humanities. It has over 20 million pages of keyword-searchable newspaper pages from all over the United States spanning 1777-1963, including over 500,000 pages from Ohio covering 1834-1963.Library of Congress
Cincinnati federal land office recordsCincinnati Federal Land Office Records document the history of this office and its role in carrying out provisions of the Harrison Land Act. Included are purchase certificates, letters, power-of-attorney paperwork, and more.State Library of Ohio
The Circleville Democrat and watchman (Circleville, Ohio), 1878-08-01The Circleville Democrat and Watchman, published in Circleville, Ohio, was a Democratic paper documenting the lives and activities of the residents of Circleville and Pickaway County. This Ohio History Connection collection covers 1875-1890.Ohio History Connection
Mt. Vernon Democratic banner (Mount Vernon, Ohio : 1853), 1861-07-30Civil War Era Newspapers of Mount Vernon, contributed by the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, is comprised of two Knox County newspapers, The Democratic Banner and The Mt. Vernon Republican, during the period of 1860-1865.Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County
The Clark County Historical Society Digital Collection includes a variety of films that range from documenting family life and travels, community events and activities, and include interviews with community figures.Clark County Historical Society
Clermont courier. (Batavia, Ohio), 1836-03-19The Clermont Courier, published in Batavia, Ohio, was a Whig and Republican newspaper documenting the lives and activities of the residents of Batavia and Clermont County. This Ohio History Connection collection covers 1836-1852 and 1857-1860.Ohio History Connection
Coventry Village LibraryThe Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library Digital Archive contains photographs, letters, newspaper clippings and other memorabilia related to the library and city history.Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library
The Clinton County History Center Digital Collection contains the Eli Harvey Artwork Collection features artworks, photographs, letters, exhibition brochure, and other works by the Clinton County Quaker Sculptor and Artist, Eli Harvey. This collection encompasses his entire life (1860-1957), beginning with his early life in Clinton County Ohio, studies in Cincinnati Ohio and Paris France, his successful career in New York City, and retirement in Alhambra California.Clinton County History Center
Clinton Republican. (Wilmington, Ohio), 1901-11-07The Clinton Republican, published in Wilmington, Ohio, covers the lives and activities of residents of Wilmington, Clinton County and surrounding areas. This Ohio History Connection collection covers the period of 1901-1912.Ohio History Connection
Clyde Library Postcard 1908Clyde Public Library's Thaddeus B. Hurd Digital Archive contains photos, advertisements, catalogs, directories, programs, and other ephemera important to the history of Clyde, Ohio.Clyde Public Library
Columbus College of Art & Design Digital ArchiveThe Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD) Digital Archive contains historical images dating back to its founding as the Columbus Art School in the late 1800s.Columbus College of Art & Design
Columbus State Digital ArchiveThe Columbus State Digital Archive features photographs, documents, and other materials showcasing the rich history of the Columbus State Community College community. Columbus State Community College
Der Westbote. (Columbus, Ohio), 1843-10-02The Columbus Westbote, was a German language newspaper published in Columbus, Ohio. Considered the "Democratic Bible," it served German immigrants and their families in the German Village neighborhood of Columbus, the state of Ohio and beyond. This Ohio History Connection collection covers the period of 1843-1862.Ohio History Connection
Connecting to Collections contains model policies from Ohio and national institutions which outline “best practices” in preservation and provide guidance to other organizations.State Library of Ohio
The Defiance College Digital Collection/DC Memory contains documents related to the history of Defiance and Schauffler Colleges, such as yearbooks, course catalogs, photographs, and newspapers, magazines, and other publications. Defiance College
Fouke, JewelThe Defiance Public Library System Digital Archive contains the Defiance County yearbook collection, Historic Homes of Defiance County collection, the Edward Bronson Photograph Collection and other historic items from Defiance County.Defiance Public Library System
The Delaware County Historical Society Digital Collection contains photographs and city directories documenting the history of Delaware County.Delaware County Historical Society
The Delaware Daily Journal-Herald contains newspaper issues covering 1908-1929. Content includes community news from Delaware, Delaware County and communities in the area.Delaware County Historical Society
The Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma is one of three (3) federally-recognized Shawnee tribes: the Eastern Shawnee on the Oklahoma-Missouri border near Wyandotte, OK; the Absentee Shawnee near Shawnee, OK; and the Shawnee Tribe in Miami, OK. The Tribe is proud to partner with Ohio History Connection to present a digital library of its past and cultural heritage. Funding for this searchable database is made possible by the Administration for Native Americans. The Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma is compiling a digital collection of images and documents to aid in historical and genealogical research. Our digital library will expand to include additional material as we recover more materials through research trips at various archives and depositories. Archives are continuously being updated and new collections added. Please check back often as we add to this digital collection.Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma
Downtown MetamoraThe Evergreen Community Library Digital Collection contains the library's local history collections as well as material from the Metamora Area Historical Society, and represents the communities of Berkey, (Ai) Fulton, Chesterfield, Lyons, and Metamora, Ohio.Evergreen Community Library
The Findlay-Hancock County Public Library Digital Collection includes yearbooks, photographs, publications, and other materials regarding the history of Hancock County, Ohio.Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Rainbow Banners at Ohio StatehouseThe Gay Ohio History Initiative (GOHI) Collection, created through a partnership between the Ohio History Connection, Outlook Weekly and The Gay Ohio History Initiative, documents the history of LGBT Ohio and Ohioans, through photographs, objects, ephemera and printed materials.Ohio History Connection
GOHI Community CollectionThe Gay Ohio History Initiative (GOHI) Community Collection is a collecting initiative, developed by the Ohio History Connection and community partners, designed to collect, preserve, and share Ohio’s LGBTQ history. The GOHI Community Collection contains items contributed by LBGTQ Ohioans that document the significant contributions the LGBTQ community has made to the historical, cultural, and business heritage of the State.Ohio History Connection
Geauga County Public Library Digital CollectionThe Geauga County Public Library’s collection consists of items housed in the Anderson Allyn Room at the Chardon Library. The collections features a variety of subjects encompassing the City of Chardon and the townships and villages in Geauga County: Auburn, Bainbridge, Burton, Claridon, Chester, Chesterland, Hambden, Hunting Valley Village, Huntsburg, Middlefield, Montville, Munson, Newbury, Novelty, Parkman, Russell, South Russell, Thompson and Troy. The assorted collection shows the rich history of Geauga County.Geauga County Public Library
Gospel Herald, 1859-05-14The Gospel Herald, printed in New Carlisle, Ohio, was an anti-slavery newspaper published as part of the "Christian movement" tradition which embraced political and religious democracy and rejected sectarian beliefs and practices.  This Ohio History Connection collection covers 1859-1861.Ohio History Connection
The Grand Valley Public Library CollectionGrand Valley Public Library Valley Memories consists of photographs from various towns within the Grand Valley area in Ashtabula County, Ohio, and parts of northern Trumbull County. Those neighborhoods include Colebrook, Orwell, East Orwell, Windsor, Rome, Hartsgrove, New Lyme, Rock Creek, Greene, Wayne, and Bloomfield. Many of these photographs date from the mid-1800s through the early 1900s. The assorted photographs depict the lifestyle and scenery of a bygone era.Grand Valley Public Library
Graves Registration cardThe Graves Registration Cards Collection was created by the Ohio Adjutant General's Department with records of soldiers from the Revolutionary War until World War II. This collection is no longer available on Ohio Memory, but will be fully indexed and available through another Ohio History Connection online resource in the coming months, and is currently available in both image and index form through Fold3, a product of Ohio History Connection
Hamilton intelligencer. (Hamilton, Ohio), 1840-03-05The Hamilton Intelligencer was a Whig and Republican newspaper documenting Hamilton and Butler County, Ohio. This Ohio History Connection collection covers 1828-1856.Ohio History Connection
Topky Fire Company No. 4 PhotographThe Harbor-Topky Memorial Library Digital Collection contains photographs and ephemera centering around the lives of those people from Ashtabula Harbor and the surrounding Ashtabula County area.Harbor-Topky Memorial Library
William James Lowry Birth RecordHarris-Elmore Public Library Grace Luebke Local History & Genealogy Digital Collections contain a variety of family history records, including birth, church, court, death and probate court records, documenting Ottawa County and surrounding areas. The collections also include photographs, maps, newspaper articles and more.Harris-Elmore Public Library
Historical Newspapers of East Palestine, OhioThe Henry County Historical Collections is a collaborative collection of historic photographs and documents depicting life in Henry County, Ohio. Administered by the Henry County Historical Society, the collection embraces the history of Henry County through resources provided by the local historical, library, and genealogical organizations in Napoleon, Hamler, Liberty Center, and Malinta.Henry County Historical Society
The Historical Newspapers of East Palestine, Ohio collection includes the Reveille Echo which covered the local events of East Palestine, Ohio, from 1894 to 1922. This East Palestine Memorial Public Library collection currently covers August 4, 1904 to June 30, 1910, January 2, 1913 to March 25, 1915, and January 3, 1918 to April 6, 1922.East Palestine Memorial Public Library
Batzner, Charles M.The Huron Historical Society Digital Collection follows the organization's mission to "acquire, preserve, study, maintain and exhibit historical documents, photographs and other materials relating to the history and progress of the Huron community."Huron Historical Society
Company C in chef's uniformsThe Ida Rupp Public Library Digital Collection contains photographs documenting World War II soldiers from Port Clinton, Ohio, of the 37th Infantry Division, Tank Company C, many of whom perished during the Bataan Death March and over three years as prisoners of war.Ida Rupp Public Library
Jackson City LibraryThe Jackson City Library Digital Collection contains Osky Wow yearbooks for the Jackson City High School. Jackson City Library
The Jackson Journal-herald collection contains newspapers from the Jackson, Ohio area provided by the Jackson City Library. Jackson City Library
Workers tending fieldsThe Joe Munroe Collection from the Ohio History Connection contains a sampling of professional photographer Joe Munroe's extensive photographic archives, which primarily document United States agriculture and rural life from the 1940s to the 1970s.Ohio History Connection
Page 101-150The John Sherman Manuscript Collection from the State Library of Ohio documents the life of Sherman (1823-1900), brother of United States General William T. Sherman. John Sherman was a prominent political figure in the 19th century, serving in the U.S. Senate and as Secretary of State and Secretary of the Treasury.State Library of Ohio
Kent Historical Society & Museum Digital CollectionThe Kent Historical Society & Museum Digital Collection includes selections from the Kent Oral History Project, conversations that reveal personal, social, cultural and economic information not typically found in public records and other historical materials. Topics covered include growing up in Kent; participation in community events; and reactions to significant events such as major fires, May 4th, Kent State University and the Erie Railroad. Kent Historical Society & Museum
The Kent tribune. (Kent, Ohio), 1918-11-14 The Kent Tribune contains newspaper issues covering 1917-1929. This Kent Historical Society collection documents Kent, Ohio, and features news from around the world, and nation as well. This particular period of time includes World War I and ends just before the collapse of the stock market and economy in 1929.Kent Historical Society & Museum
Graphic-news-Republican. (Kenton, Ohio), 1917-11-08The Kenton Graphic-News-Republican was a Republican newspaper documenting Kenton and Hardin County, Ohio. This Ohio History Connection collection covers 1911-1920.Ohio History Connection
Lake Erie CollegeThe Lake Erie College Digital Collection includes the Dawn Powell collection. She was a novelist and playwright from Mount Gilead, and attended Lake Erie College from 1914 to 1918 where she was a writer, journalist, suffragist, and actor. Powell wrote and performed her first plays at LEC and entertained her classmates with an anonymous publication about events around campus all of which presaged her future activities as a published literary icon.Lake Erie College
Lakeside Post Office & CrowdThe Lakeside Heritage Society Archives contains photographs documenting the Lakeside and Marblehead Peninsula area in Ottawa County, Ohio, a popular resort destination for many years.Lakeside Heritage Society
The Western star. (Lebanon, Ohio), 1807-02-13The Lebanon Western Star reported the local news and activities of the citizens of Lebanon, Warren County and nearby areas for 206 years. This Warren County Genealogical Society collection covers 1807-1941.Warren County Genealogical Society
Northwest Territory Parade Photograph, 1938-05-04
The Licking County Library Digital Collection contains photographs, postcards, and other sources found in the library’s Local History Collections. Licking County Library
The Licking County Records and Archives Digital Collection is a compilation of historical images and oral stories that document the people, places, and events of Licking County.Licking County Records and Archives
The Times-Democrat. (Lima, Ohio), 1900-11-02The Lima Times-Democrat was a Democratic newspaper documenting Lima and Allen County, Ohio. This Ohio History Connection collection covers 1900-1902, 1905-1907 and 1909-1912.Ohio History Connection
Indian Lake Fish Top Stories PostcardThe Logan County Digital Collection includes postcards, photographs and books depicting historic Logan County, including Indian Lake and the railroad depot.  This is a joint project of the Logan County Libraries and the Logan County Historical Society.Logan County Historical Society
Logan County Libraries
Charles Berry Memorial Bridge postcardLorain County Memory is a collaborative collection assembled by Lorain Public Library System in partnership with the Lorain Historical Society. Collections include historic photographs, documents, newspaper articles, artifacts and audiovisual resources.Lorain Public Library System
Croatian parade float photograph The Lorain Historical Society Digital Collection contains photographs and slides of the Lorain International Festival from the John Milas Collection. Lorain Historical Society’s mission is to engage members of the community and our visitors in our shared and diverse history through preservation, education, collaboration, and exciting programming for all ages, so that we learn from the past, develop civic pride, and transform the future.Lorain Historical Society
The Mahoning dispatch. (Canfield, Mahoning County, Ohio), 1877-09-21The Mahoning Dispatch documents Canfield and surrounding communities in Mahoning County, Ohio. This Ellsworth Historical Society collection covers 1877-1885.Ellsworth Historical Society
Malone Aviso. (Canton, Ohio), 1961-04-26 The Malone Aviso is the student newspaper of Malone University, a Christian liberal arts university in Canton, Ohio. This Malone University collection covers 1957-1973.Malone University
The Marlboro Township Historical Society Digital Collection includes photos and archives of historical interest from this rural northeast Stark County community, including the lowland black soil "muck" farming community, township schools and the Dr. Thomas G. Kersey home, a possible stop on Ohio's Underground Railroad network.Marlboro Township Historical Society
Massillon MemoryMassillon Memory is the online collection for the Massillon Public Library’s local history and genealogy. This website is a gateway to selected resources available from the Local History Collection at the Massillon Public Library. Massillon Public Library
Andrews' Raiders reunion photographThe McComb Public Library Digital Collection contains McComb-area yearbooks, historical photographs and documents, and items from the library's Andrews Raiders History Display.McComb Public Library
Milan-Berlin Library District Digital CollectionThe Milan-Berlin Library District Digital Collection includes photographs, genealogies, yearbooks, maps, and other ephemera relating to the communities of Milan and Berlin Heights, Ohio.Milan-Berlin Library District
Milan-Berlin Library District Digital CollectionThe Milan-Berlin Library District Newspaper Collection includes newspaper issues from the Milan Tribune (1843-1851) and The Voice (1969-1972). Content relates to community news from the villages of Milan and Berlin Heights and neighboring townships in Erie and Huron counties.Milan-Berlin Library District
The Morrow County Republican. (Mt. Gilead, Ohio), 1910-04-06 The Morrow County Republican contains newspaper issues covering 1910-1919. This Republican newspaper documents the people and activities of Mt. Gilead, Morrow County and surrounding communities in central Ohio.Ohio History Connection
The Mount St. Joseph University Digital Archives showcase the history, traditions, and mission of the Mount, a private, Catholic university founded in 1920 by the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati.Mount St. Joseph University
Richard Judson McClarrenThe Museum of Fulton County Digital Collection is a compilation of images and documents from the society's collection to aid in historical and genealogical research of Fulton County, Ohio.Museum of Fulton County
17th Regiment Band tokenThe Muskingum County Collection contains a variety of content such as printed materials, manuscripts, postcards and drawings, that document the history of Muskingum County.  The items in this collection are held by the Ohio History Connection.Ohio History Connection
NORWELD VideoMy War: Northwest Ohioans Remember World War II was made possible through a NORWELD (Northwest Regional Library System) program. These oral histories from seven member libraries document individual stories of World War II, covering life in the military and the impact of the war on the homefront.NORWELD
Colonel Charles Young portraitThe National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center collection contains photographs, letters, manuscripts, newspaper articles, ephemera and more from the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center, chronicles African American history in and out of Ohio. Materials in this collection are held at the Center in Wilberforce, Ohio.National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center
American Toad photographsThe Natural History Collection contains digitized specimens of Ohio’s wildlife and geology from the Ohio History Connection collections.Ohio History Connection
Fort Hill, shelter house footings and foundation photographThe New Deal Collection (1933-1939) consists of select materials, mainly photographs, from the Ohio History Connection, to present Ohio's role as an example of national New Deal policies and initiatives. The collection illustrates programs launched during the Depression Decade, including relief initiatives created by the State of Ohio, as well as federal programs.Ohio History Connection
The Newark American Tribune contains newspaper issues covering 1899-1906. Content relates to community news from Newark and Licking County. Ohio History Connection
Noble County Republican, 1880-09-02The Noble County Republican contains newspaper issues covering 1880-1887. Content relates to community news from Caldwell and Noble County. Ohio History Connection
The Sun, 1979-12-12The North Canton Sun, published in North Canton, Ohio, reported on the daily happenings of North Canton, from speeding arrests to sporting events to the popular "Everybody's Column."  This collection was digitized through a partnership between the North Canton Public Library and the North Canton Heritage Society and covers the years 1922-2001.North Canton Public Library
Saving Your Community's Memories 2010Northwest Narratives, made possible through a NORWELD (Northwest Regional Library System) program, contains over 290 interviews from 16 northwest Ohio libraries on topics ranging from World War II to the impact of the railroad.NORWELD
Canal Plat Map Collection

The Ohio Canal Plat Map Collection contains digitized plat maps of Ohio canals dating from 1890-1912, created by the Canal Commission of the State of Ohio. Represented canals include the Ohio & Erie, Miami & Erie, Hocking, and Walhonding. Ohio History Connection
Charles Foster 1882 State of State AddressThe Ohio Governors Collection, although still a work-in-progress, will soon have the complete run of State of the State Addresses of Ohio's governors, plus portraits, campaign posters, and other material documenting the state's highest office.Ohio History Connection
Potter at workThe Ohio Guide Collection consists of photographs collected for use in the Ohio Guide and other publications of the Federal Writers' Project in Ohio, 1935-1939. The collection systematically covers Ohio's characteristic features, important industries, arts and entertainment, architecture,  transportation and more.Ohio History Connection
Frederick Hall  photographThe Ohio History Connection Community Collection was developed as a part of the commemoration of the Civil War Sesquicentennial.  The collection includes Civil War-era document and photograph collections submitted by individuals from around the state.Ohio History Connection
MSS 509 League of Women Voters ColumbusThe Ohio History Connection Finding Aids Collection lets you search the full text of finding aids for manuscript and audiovisual materials in the organization's archives. Finding aids are detailed inventories which provide background information about archival collections, and brief descriptions of a collection's contents.Ohio History Connection
The Ohio History Connection Fine Art Collection includes highlights of the institution's art collection, which is comprised of more than 1,800 two-dimensional paintings, drawings and prints by artists who called Ohio home.Ohio History Connection
Regimental Colors of the 58th O.V.I.The Ohio History Connection Flag Collection includes images of more than five hundred flags from the Mexican War, Civil War, Spanish American War, World War I and World War II, belonging to the Ohio Adjutant General and cared for by the Ohio History Connection. Also included are a selection of non-military flags as well as photographs of Ohio's Brigadier Generals.Ohio History Connection
LeVeque Tower at night photographOhio History Connection Selections contains a wide variety of digitized material drawn from the Ohio History Connection’s extensive archival collections. This growing collection showcases the breadth of amazing materials available through the organization, and includes over 11,000 items.Ohio History Connection
Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1922-06-16The Ohio Jewish Chronicle features the history of the Columbus Jewish community as recorded weekly from 1918 through 1994, in partnership between the OJC, the Columbus Jewish Historical Society and the Ohio History Connection.Columbus Jewish Historical Society
Ohio Library CouncilThe Ohio Library Council Collection contains materials produced by the Ohio Library Council (OLC) as well as those published under its former name, the Ohio Library Association. OLC is the statewide professional association which represents the interests of Ohio’s public libraries, their trustees, Friends and staffs.

State Library of Ohio
Alphonso Taft Marble BustThe Ohio Memory Collection is comprised of over 4,500 selections contributed from the holdings of libraries, museums, and historical societies from across the state. The collection traverses the full length of Ohio's rich and influential history. Content includes photographs, objects, documents, manuscripts and more.
Battery D, 1st Battalion, 136th ArtilleryThe Ohio National Guard Collection includes hundreds of images from the archives of the   Ohio Army National Guard. Photographs primarily represent battalions and companies made up of Ohio servicemen, as well as individual soldiers and officers shown on and off the battlefield.Ohio National Guard
Cadiz sentinel (Cadiz, Ohio : 1834), 1835-06-12Ohio Newspaper Selections contains small runs of newspapers from across the state. This Ohio History Connection collection currently has scattered issues from five newspapers published 1831-1859.Ohio History Connection
Daily Ohio State journal (Columbus, Ohio : 1841), 1842-07-06The Ohio State Journal was Ohio's paper of record for much of the 19th and early 20th centuries, delivering up-to-date news on a variety of topics to readers in central Ohio and beyond. This collection,  funded in part through an Institute of Museum and Library Services LSTA grant, includes 1832-1879 and portions of 1885, 1889 and 1909.Ohio History Connection
Ohio state monitor. (Columbus, Ohio), 1918-11-02The Ohio State Monitor, published in Columbus, Ohio, was an African American paper reporting on the activities of the African American and Baptist Church community in Columbus, Franklin County and around the entire state of Ohio.  This Ohio History Connection collection covers 1918-1920.Ohio History Connection
The Ohio State news (Columbus, Ohio), 1944-07-01The Ohio State News, published in Columbus, Ohio, was an African American paper reporting on the news and activities of the African American community in Columbus, Ohio, as well as across the state and nation. This collection covers 1944-1952 and was funded by the Columbus Metropolitan Library in partnership with the Ohio History Connection.Ohio History Connection
>2013 Ohio Governors' state of the state speeches2013Ohio State of the State Addresses contains the annual addresses of Ohio’s governors. Currently, the addresses in the collection begin with 1923, but we are adding addresses regularly, working back to 1803 and forward to the present.State Library of Ohio
Brochure for 1918 Ohio State Summer Library SchoolOhio State Summer Library School consists of a variety of materials pertaining to the 1917 summer library school conducted by the Ohio Board of Library Commissioners, as well as plans for the 1918 school.  Materials include student records, course outlines, brochures, correspondence and more.State Library of Ohio
Ohio statesman (Columbus, Ohio : 1870), 1871-04-21The Ohio Statesman was a Democratic paper printed in Columbus, the seat of Franklin County, Ohio, in 1855-70.  Funded in part through an Institute of Museum and Library Services LSTA grant, this collection includes the years 1869-1872.Ohio History Connection
Ohioana LibraryThe Ohioana Library Digital Collection includes scrapbooks and other items from the Ohioana Library, which was founded in 1929 to collect, preserve, and celebrate Ohio literature and other artistic endeavors.Ohioana Library
Greg RogersThe Oral History Collection provides access to our collections of video, audio and interactive oral histories and will continue to grow as we continue collecting interviews across the state. The Ohio History Connection is dedicated to preserving the memories of Ohioans from all walks of life.Ohio History Connection
Ruth Thompson and Mary Smith, 1926The Ottawa County Museum Digital Collection aids with the museum's mission to preserve and protect records and artifacts pertinent to the development of Ottawa County, to provide educational information and to create a lasting memory for future generations to study. Digital images include Camp Perry, local businesses, historic Port Clinton, and more.Ottawa County Museum
Pemberville High School Class of 1938The Pemberville Public Library Digital Archives, in cooperation with the Pemberville-Freedom Area Historical Society, features digital images from the Dale M. Bruning Local and Family History Room and other sources available to the public through the library's collections.Pemberville Public Library
Grand Army of the Republic, Thomas Allen Post No. 578.The Putnam County Historical Society Digital Collection includes material relating to Putnam County, Ohio, and its local communities. Material in the collection relates primarily to the Civil War and its impact in the region.Putnam County Historical Society
Richwood-North Union Public Library Digital CollectionThe Richwood-North Union Public Library Digital Collection contains many historical items from our Local History Room. Many of these items have been donated by our generous patrons. Our collection contains many photos and documents of local people, organizations and businesses from across Richwood and Union Counties.Richwood-North Union Public Library
The Rossford Country and Town, a Rossford Public Library collection, documents the community and citizens of Rossford, Ohio, from 1963 to 1966.Rossford Public Library
The Rossford Public Library Digital Collection contains over 1,000 items of historical significance from the local community in Wood County. Highlights include photographs of the Libbey-Owens-Ford glass company, Rossford High School yearbooks and photos, class photos from Walnut Street School, and historic pictures and documents related to the library.Rossford Public Library
The Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums Digital Collection contains The Diary and Letters of Rutherford B. Hayes, Nineteenth President of the United States, edited by Charles Richard Williams. This material is full-text searchable and covers 1834-1893.Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums
The Village register. (Salem, Columbiana Co., O. [Ohio]), 1842-04-19The Salem Homestead Journal and Village Register collection includes three newspapers documenting Salem and Columbiana County, Ohio, as well as the abolition and land reform movements of the mid-19th century. This Ohio History Connection collection covers 1842-1855.Ohio History Connection
A.D. Baker holding a model of His LocomotiveThe Sauder Village Digital Collection contains a selection of images and documents relating to this historic site in Archbold, Ohio, and to the history of the Great Black Swamp region of northwest Ohio.Sauder Village
Tiffin Seneca Public LibrarySeneca County Digital Library preserves the history of Tiffin and Seneca County, Ohio. The Tiffin-Seneca Public Library’s items highlighted include Jr. O.U.A.M. Home photos and documents, 1913 flood postcards, and area yearbooks.Tiffin-Seneca Public Library
The Shelby County Democrat. (Sidney, Ohio), 1869-01-08 The Shelby County Democrat was a Democratic newspaper documenting Sidney and Shelby County, Ohio. This Ohio History Connection collection covers 1869-1883.Ohio History Connection
Shelby Historical Society Digital Collection The Shelby Historical Society Digital Collection features city council minutes, incorporation records, and ordinances spanning 1863-1934.Shelby Historical Society
David Ainslie Sinclair photographThe Sinclair Community College Digital Collection includes photographs, publications, and other memorabilia related to the history of the college.Sinclair Community College
Sisters of Charity of CincinnatiThe Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati Digital Collection includes materials from their archives, which span the 19th-21st centuries and include an extensive collection of photographs, audio-visual material and artifacts, as well as paper materials, and primarily documents the history, spirituality, and mission work of the Community throughout the U.S. and abroad. The Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati is an apostolic Catholic community of women religious founded in 1852. Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati
The Southeast Ohio History Center Digital Collection includes some of the institution's over 60,000 items relating to the cultural heritage of Southeastern Ohio. The digital images include many family photographs, snapshots of coal and other industries, as well as pictures from across the world taken by Ohioans in military service.Southeast Ohio History Center
Springfield PostThe Springfield Post is a unique publication for Clark County, covering 1956. The newspaper advertises itself as Springfield’s “Only Negro Newspaper.”Clark County Historical Society
The Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens Digital Collection contains original furniture, decorative arts, clothing and accessories, along with extensive archives including photographs, business and personal documents, family correspondence, journals, and books from the Seiberling family dating mainly from the 1880s to 1950s.Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens
State Library of Ohio Board Meeting Minutes contains digitized approved minutes from monthly library board meetings. The minutes detail the activities of the State Library, grants awarded, decisions made, and other information on the State Library of Ohio and its board. State Library of Ohio
The State Library of Ohio Collection includes pieces of the library's history. The State Library of Ohio was established in 1817 as a library for state government but, 200 years later, serves Ohioans from all walks of life.State Library of Ohio
Atlas and directory of Shelby County, Ohio : including a directory of freeholders and an official...State Library of Ohio County Atlases includes maps and atlases of Ohio counties from 1845 to 1980. Select atlases feature local county histories, images of citizens and places of business. The collection is a collaborative effort between the State Library of Ohio and the Ohio Department of Transportation.State Library of Ohio
Ohio calendar of eventsThe State Library of Ohio Digital Collection contains born-digital electronic publications and documents produced by State of Ohio agencies, as well as items that have been digitized from the original paper version. More items are regularly being added to this growing collection.State Library of Ohio
George Washington letter to Mr. Wadsworth, 18 May 1788The State Library of Ohio Historical Documents collection contains digital copies of select items from the Ohio Rare Government Documents paper collection, which spans two centuries. Items were produced by state agencies and were then made available by the State Library. Due to the fragile condition of these items, digitization efforts are helping to provide user access while preserving original documents.State Library of Ohio
Musical life in early Cincinnati : and the origin of the May FestivalState Library of Ohio Rare Books includes a wide variety of original books from the collections of the State Library of Ohio, related to politics, central Ohio, gardening, religion and more. Most books are available in their entirety.State Library of Ohio
Annual report of the board of directors and officers of Longview Asylum, to the governor of the...The State Library of Ohio State Hospitals collection contains annual reports and documents from state hospitals and asylums in Athens, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Gallipolis, Masillon, and Toledo. Reports include narratives of the year's activities, financial information for each hospital, and rosters of hospital employees.State Library of Ohio
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The Swanton Public Library Digital Collection consists of slides created from photographs belonging to Swanton residents, showing the area's history. The original slides were collected by Swanton librarian Imogene Walter in 1976 as part of the celebration of the United States Bicentennial.Swanton Public Library
The Toledo and Ohio Central Railroad Field Books, generously shared by a private collector and on loan to the State Library of Ohio for digitization, contain field notes from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.State Library of Ohio
Toledo Firefighters Museum Digital CollectionThe Toledo Firefighters Museum Digital Collection consists of manuscripts, photographs, journals, and news stories of the Toledo Fire and Rescue Department that was established in 1837.Toledo Firefighters Museum
The Toledo Lucas County Public Library Auditor's Images collection are photographs produced by the Auditor's Office in Lucas County, Ohio for tax assessment purposes between 1937 and 1965.Toledo Lucas County Public Library
The Toledo Lucas County Public Library Community Photo Album contains digitized photographs and digital still images contributed to the library from the citizens of Toledo and Lucas County as a means of preserving the visual heritage of the community across the years and as it is being created in the present.Toledo Lucas County Public Library
The Toledo Lucas County Public Library Digital Collections features unique and rare materials that document the history and culture of Toledo and Northwest Ohio, including photographs, correspondence, memoirs, books, rare and government documents. We hope you enjoy our collections!Toledo Lucas County Public Library
Toledo Jewish News. (Toledo, Ohio), 1951-09The Toledo Lucas County Public Library Newspaper Collections contains newspapers documenting the history of the city of Toledo, Lucas County, and Northwest Ohio.Toledo Lucas County Public Library
Treasurer of the State of Ohio Annual Reports is an online compilation of Annual Reports published by the Treasurer's office since the early 1800s, documenting its efforts to invest, protect and manage the State of Ohio's money. This collection is made available through the State Library of Ohio, in partnership with the office of the Treasurer of the State.State Library of Ohio
The Tri-State Warbird Museum Collection contains material documenting the history of World War II aviation, including the personal collections of a number of veterans.Tri-State Warbird Museum
The Trumbull County Historical Society Digital Collection contains selections from their collection of 15,000-20,000 items relating to the history of Trumbull County and the Connecticut Western Reserve. Among those items are the business and personal letters of Henry Bishop Perkins, Perkins family photographs, and the Civil War Diary of James Rudolph.Trumbull County Historical Society
Tuscarawas County Public Library System Digital CollectionThe Tuscarawas County Public Library System Digital Collection contains photographs and newspaper articles related to the history of the library.Tuscarawas County Public Library System
The United States Centennial Registers collection contains four registries that originate from the 1876 United States Centennial Celebration in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The registries contain 60-80,000 signatures from people all over the world but, primarily, from Ohioans.State Library of Ohio
The Weekly welcome. (Orwell, Ashtabula Co., Ohio), 1878-09-04The Valley News Collection, contributed by the Grand Valley Public Library, contains newspaper issues documenting the Grand Valley and Pymatuning Valley areas of northeastern Ohio. Grand Valley Public Library
Van Wert Times, 1884-11-07The Van Wert Times contains newspaper issues covering 1884-1894. This Democratic newspaper documents the people and activities of Van Wert, Van Wert County and surrounding communities in northwest Ohio. Ohio History Connection
Vermilion Area Historical CollectionThe Vermilion Area Historical Collection contains photographs and memorabilia representing the history of Vermilion, Ohio, and its library - Ritter Public Library. Ritter Public Library
Vermilion Area Newspaper CollectionThe Vermilion Area Newspaper Collection documents the history of Vermilion and its surroundings through its local press. This Ritter Public Library collection currently includes the Vermillion Bugle, 1876-1877, and Vermilion Photojournal, 1961-1990. Ritter Public Library
Wadsworth Ohio PhotographThe Wadsworth Public Library Digital Collection includes  material related to a cyclone that hit Medina City on April 8, 1890;  the famous Blue Tip Festival and the Ohio Match Company; the Whisperer High School yearbook collection; local churches and historic homes; and more.Wadsworth Public Library
Warren G. Harding CollectionThe Warren G. Harding Collection includes photographs, letters and campaign paraphernalia documenting Warren G. Harding's 1920 presidential campaign, presidency, and memorialization. This digital collection was created in 2020 to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of his presidential victory against Ohio Governor James M. Cox.Ohio History Connection
Way Public Library - Childrens Department 1960'sThe Way Public Library Digital Archive Collection presents Perrysburg history, which features collections related to local neighborhoods and schools, community sports teams, Perrysburg veterans, area businesses and more.Way Public Library
Wayne County Democrat, 1913-11-11The Wayne County Democrat contains newspaper issues covering November 1913. It was owned by the same company as the Wooster Daily News, and served to document Wooster and surrounding communities in northeast Ohio from 1826 through 1920 when it was absorbed by the Wooster Daily Record. Wayne County Public Library
Wayne County, Ohio Through the Years includes a variety of photographs found in the Wayne County Public Library collection, such as school photos, people with Wayne County connections, and historical structures.Wayne County Public Library
West Jefferson Remembers is an online collection committed to interpreting and preserving the history of West Jefferson while making it available to the public. The collection focuses on historically-significant documents relating to the history of the town, from its establishment in 1830 through the present day.Hurt-Battelle Memorial Library
The People's defender. (West Union, Adams County, Ohio), 1910-01-06The West Union People's Defender contains newspaper issues covering 1910-1922. This Democratic newspaper documents the people and activities of West Union, Adams County and surrounding communities in southwest Ohio. Ohio History Connection
White Castle Hamburger BoxThe White Castle Digital Collection highlights the company's corporate archives, housed at the Ohio History Center. Items in the collection include coupons and advertising handouts, photographs and dozens of vintage advertising posters.Ohio History Connection
Wilbur H. Siebert photographThe Wilbur H. Siebert Underground Railroad Collection contains correspondence, notes, maps, photographs and more related to the Underground Railroad. The over-5,000 items included in this collection represent all of the Ohio-related items in the collection, and all textual material is full-text searchable.Ohio History Connection
Heroes of Defeat PrefaceThe William Jackson Armstrong Manuscript Collection includes some of the correspondence between Armstrong (1841-1913), a historian and political activist, and former State Librarian Charles B. Galbreath (1858-1934). It contains materials from both the Ohio History Connection and the State Library of Ohio.Ohio History Connection
Bowling Green's First Tomato FestivalWood County District Public Library Black Swamp Memories is an online scrapbook of historical images and documents illustrating the history and development of the northwestern Ohio region formerly known as the Great Black Swamp. Black Swamp Memories is a service of the Wood County District Public Library in partnership with the BGSU Center for Archival Collections, the Wood County Historical Center & Museum, the Northwest Regional Library System, the Wood County Genealogy Society, as well as several other area organizations and individuals.Wood County District Public Library
1858 Wood County MapThe Wood County Museum Digital Collection holds materials primarily related to the oil industry, the Civil War and "Unity Day" in opposition to a KKK rally in Bowling Green. The Historical Center & Museum, formerly the Wood County Infirmary, aims to collect its citizens' history and share it with future generations. Materials in the collection are Wood County Museum
Wood County, Ohio Bicentennial ProjectThe Wood County, Ohio Bicentennial Project is an online scrapbook for the 200th anniversary of the founding of Wood County in 2020. The Wood County Bicentennial Committee, created by the Wood County Commissioners, exists to promote and to preserve pictures, memorabilia, and documents concerning the history of Wood County.Wood County District Public Library
Wooster Daily News, 1920-01-02The Wooster Daily News contains newspaper issues covering 1906-1913 and 1917-1920. Under various titles, this Democratic newspaper documented Wooster and surrounding communities in northeast Ohio from 1826 through 1920 when it was absorbed by the Wooster Daily Record. Wayne County Public Library
Wooster Daily Republican, 1917-06-19The Wooster Daily Republican contains newspaper issues covering 1917-1920. Under various titles, this Republican newspaper documented Wooster and surrounding communities in northeast Ohio from 1820 through 1920 when it was absorbed by the Wooster Daily Record. Wayne County Public Library
Give To The War Chest and be Chesty' cardWorld War I in Ohio includes content from the holdings of the Ohio History Connection and 15 other cultural heritage institutions across Ohio capturing the overarching narrative of WWI--from ordinary stories to extraordinary ones, and from the home front to the battlefront. Ohio History Connection
Ohio Historical SocietyWorld War II Oral History Collection, digitized from analog tapes in the collections of the Ohio History Connection and uploaded for the public, examines life during the Great Depression through the end of World War II. It includes 54 videos available at higher and lower quality, as well as transcripts to accompany each interview.Ohio History Connection
The Worthington news. (Worthington, Franklin County, Ohio), 1925-04-23

The Worthington News was a weekly publication covering the local news and activities of the citizens of Worthington, Ohio. This Worthington Libraries collection covers 1925-1963. Worthington Libraries
Worker Grinding ArmatureYoungstown Historical Center of Industry & Labor (an Ohio History Connection site) provides a dramatic overview of the impact of the iron and steel industry on Youngstown and other Mahoning Valley communities. Material in this extensive collection relates to iron and steel employees, labor disputes, mill and furnace operations, and more.Youngstown Historical Center of Industry & Labor
The Youngstown Sheet and Tube Bulletin was a monthly employee newsletter published by the company, beginning August 1919, and continuing through 1977. Items covered included gossip and social news, departmental news, articles on safety in the plant, and explanations of the various mill operations. By the 1950s, the publication became increasingly more company and management oriented. Youngstown Historical Center of Industry & Labor
Zanesville Weekly Signal, 1901-07-05The Zanesville Signal covers the lives and activities of residents of Zanesville, Muskingum County and surrounding areas. This Ohio History Connection collection includes semi-weekly and weekly editions covering 1897-1904.Ohio History Connection
The Zoar Collection includes over 1,500 items used by the historic residents of Zoar, a small community in Tuscarawas County founded by a group of German separatists in 1817, as well as archival materials related to the community and its settlers. Ohio History Connection