Ohio Memory is the statewide digital library program of the Ohio History Connection and the State Library of Ohio. On this free website, you can explore digital content from over 390 cultural heritage institutions representing all 88 of Ohio’s counties covering a wide range of topics from prehistory to present day.


The Ohio Memory site has many text-searchable digitized newspapers.


  • 1840s 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.

  • The 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. t includes manuscript collections, photographs and pamphlets from the Ohio History Connection Archives & Libraries and its National Afro-American Museum & Cultural Center division in Wilberforce.

  • The Akron Reporter has been documenting the lives and perspectives of Akron’s African American residents since 1969. This Akron-Summit County Public Library collection covers 1969-1999 and 2003-2020.

  • The Albert J. Ewing Collection consists of glass plate negatives taken by traveling photographer Albert J. Ewing at the of turn of the 20th century in Ohio and West Virginia. While many photographs are posed portraits of individuals and families, examples also include more casual photographs documenting daily life and the regional landscape.

  • The 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.

  • The 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.

  • The 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.

  • Amherst 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.

  • The 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.

  • The Archaeology Collection contains artifacts from the Paleo-Indian Period through the Historic Period. This collection showcases objects used by our ancient Ohio ancestors and neighboring societies, from the collections of the Ohio History Connection.

  • The 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.

  • Ashtabula 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.

  • The 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.

  • The 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.

  • 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.

  • The 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.

  • 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.

  • The 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.

  • Chronicling 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.

  • Cincinnati 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.

  • The 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.

  • Civil 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.

  • The 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.

  • The Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library Digital Archive contains photographs, letters, newspaper clippings and other memorabilia related to the library and city history.

  • 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.

  • The 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.

  • Clyde Public Library’s Thaddeus B. Hurd Digital Archive contains photos, advertisements, catalogs, directories, programs, and other ephemera important to the history of Clyde, Ohio.

  • The 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.

  • The 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.

  • Connecting to Collections contains model policies from Ohio and national institutions which outline “best practices” in preservation and provide guidance to other organizations.

  • The 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.

  • The Delaware County Historical Society Digital Collection contains photographs and city directories documenting the history of Delaware County.

  • The Delaware Daily Journal-Herald contains newspaper issues covering 1908-1929. Content includes community news from Delaware, Delaware County and communities in the area.

  • 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.

  • The 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.

  • The Findlay-Hancock County Public Library Digital Collection includes yearbooks, photographs, publications, and other materials regarding the history of Hancock County, Ohio.

  • The 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.

  • The 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.

  • The 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.

  • The 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.

  • Grand 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.

  • The 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 Ancestry.com.

  • The Hamilton Intelligencer was a Whig and Republican newspaper documenting Hamilton and Butler County, Ohio. This Ohio History Connection collection covers 1828-1856.
  • The 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.

  • Harris-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.

  • The 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.”

  • The 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.

  • The 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.

  • The 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.

  • The 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.

  • 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.

  • The Kenton Graphic-News-Republican was a Republican newspaper documenting Kenton and Hardin County, Ohio. This Ohio History Connection collection covers 1911-1920.

  • The Lakeside Heritage Society Archives contains photographs documenting the Lakeside and Marblehead Peninsula area in Ottawa County, Ohio, a popular resort destination for many years.

  • The 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.

  • The Licking County Library Digital Collection contains photographs, postcards, and other sources found in the library’s Local History Collections.

  • The 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.

  • The 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.

  • Lorain 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.

  • 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.

  • The Mahoning Dispatch documents Canfield and surrounding communities in Mahoning County, Ohio. This Ellsworth Historical Society collection covers 1877-1885.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Massillon 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.

  • The McComb Public Library Digital Collection contains McComb-area yearbooks, historical photographs and documents, and items from the library’s Andrews Raiders History Display.

  • The Milan-Berlin Library District Digital Collection includes photographs, genealogies, yearbooks, maps, and other ephemera relating to the communities of Milan and Berlin Heights, Ohio.

  • The 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The 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.

  • The 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.

  • My 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.

  • The 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.

  • The Natural History Collection contains digitized specimens of Ohio’s wildlife and geology from the Ohio History Connection collections.

  • The 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.

  • The Newark American Tribune contains newspaper issues covering 1899-1906. Content relates to community news from Newark and Licking County.

  • The Noble County Republican contains newspaper issues covering 1880-1887. Content relates to community news from Caldwell and Noble County.

  • The 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.

  • Northwest 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.

  • 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.

  • The 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.

  • The 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.

  • The 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.

  • The 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.

  • 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 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.

  • The 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.

  • The 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.

  • The 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.

  • The 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 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.

  • The 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.

  • The 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.

  • The 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 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.

  • Ohio 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.

  • The 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.

  • The 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.

  • The 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.

  • The 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.

  • The 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.

  • 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.

  • The 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.

  • The Rossford Country and Town, a Rossford Public Library collection, documents the community and citizens of Rossford, Ohio, from 1963 to 1966.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The 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.

  • The 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.

  • Seneca 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.

  • The Shelby County Democrat was a Democratic newspaper documenting Sidney and Shelby County, Ohio. This Ohio History Connection collection covers 1869-1883.

  • The Shelby Historical Society Digital Collection features city council minutes, incorporation records, and ordinances spanning 1863-1934.

  • The Sinclair Community College Digital Collection includes photographs, publications, and other memorabilia related to the history of the college.

  • The 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • The 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.

  • The 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • The Toledo Lucas County Public Library Newspaper Collections contains newspapers documenting the history of the city of Toledo, Lucas County, and Northwest Ohio.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The Tuscarawas County Public Library System Digital Collection contains photographs and newspaper articles related to the history of the library.

  • 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.

  • The Valley News Collection, contributed by the Grand Valley Public Library, contains newspaper issues documenting the Grand Valley and Pymatuning Valley areas of northeastern Ohio.

  • The 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.

  • The Vermilion Area Historical Collection contains photographs and memorabilia representing the history of Vermilion, Ohio, and its library – Ritter Public Library.

  • The 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.

  • The 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.

  • The 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.

  • The 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.

  • The 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, 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.

  • 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.

  • The 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.

  • The 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.

  • The 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.

  • The 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.

  • Wood 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.

  • The Wood County Historical Center & 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

  • The 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.

  • The 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.

  • The 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.

  • World 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.

  • World 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.

  • 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.

  • Youngstown 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.

  • 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.

  • The 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.

  • 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 material related to the community and its settlers.


Below are links to individual library & museum, & society collections:


Adams County Historical Society

Aeronautical Systems Center History Office, WPAFB

Akron-Summit County Public Library

Alexandria Museum & Historical Society

Allen County Museum

Alliance Historical Society

Alliance Public Library

Amherst Historical Society and Sandstone Center Museum

Amherst Public Library

Anti-Saloon League Museum, Westerville Public Library

Antioch College

Archives of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati

Ashland County Historical Society and Museum

Ashland University

Ashtabula County District Library

Ashtabula County District Library, Geneva Library Branch

Athenaeum of Ohio

Athens County Historical Society and Museum

Attica Area Historical Society

Auglaize County Historical Society

Barberton Public Library

Bellevue Public Library

Belpre Historical Society

Birchard Public Library

Black River Historical Society

Bluffton Public Library

Bluffton-Richland Public Library

Bradford Public Library

Brecksville Historical Association

Briggs Lawrence County Public Library

Brimfield Memorial House Association/ Kelso House Museum

Bristol Public Library

Brumback Library

Bucyrus Historical Society

Bucyrus Public Library

Butler County Museum

Caldwell Public Library

Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board

Cardington-Lincoln Public Library

Carillon Historical Park

Carnegie Public Library

Carroll County District Library

Carroll County Historical Society

Case Western Reserve University

Center for Archival Collections–Bowling Green State University

Centerburg Public Library and Local History Center

Centerville-Washington Township Historical Society

Champaign County Historical Society

Champaign County Library

Children’s Hospital (Columbus)

Chillicothe and Ross County Public Library

Chippewa-Rogues’ Hollow Historical Society

Cincinnati Art Museum

Cincinnati Medical Heritage Center, University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati Museum Center

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

Clark County Historical Society

Clark County Public Library

Claymont School District Public Library

Clermont County Historical Society

Cleveland City Council Archives

Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Cleveland Heights Historical Society

Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library

Cleveland Institute of Art

Cleveland Institute of Music

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

Cleveland Museum of Art

Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Cleveland Orchestra

Cleveland Orchestra [The]

Cleveland Public Library

Cleveland Public Library, Photograph Collection

Cleveland Public Library, Preservation

Cleveland Public Library, Science & Technology Department

Clinton County Historical Society

Clyde Public Library

Columbia Historical Society, Inc.

Columbus Jewish Historical Society

Columbus Metropolitan Library

Columbus Zoo Library

Coshocton Public Library

Cowan Pottery Museum

Creston Historical Society

Cuyahoga County Archives

Cuyahoga Falls Historical Society

Dalton Community Historical Society

Darke County Historical Society

Dawes Arboretum

Dawes Arboretum [The]

Dayton and Montgomery County Public Library

Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park

Defiance Public Library

Delaware County Historical Society

Delphos Canal Commission

Delta Public Library

Denison University

Dittrick Medical History Center

Dominican Sisters, St. Mary of the Springs

Dover Historical Society

Dr. Samuel L. Bossard Memorial Library

Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma

Edison Birthplace Museum

Edna L. Bowyer Records Center & Archives of Warren County

Edward Huber Machinery Museum

Ellsworth Historical Society

Elyria Public Library

Euclid Historical Museum

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Region 6 Archives

Evergreen Community Library

Fairfield Heritage Association

Fayette County Courthouse

Findlay-Hancock County Public Library

Firelands Historical Society

First Baptist Church of Delaware

Flesh Public Library and Museum

Forest Jackson Public Library

Fort Laurens State Memorial

French Art Colony

Gahanna Historical Society

Garnet A. Wilson Public Library

Geauga County Historical Society

Gorman Heritage Farm

Grand Valley Public Library

Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum

Greene County Historical Society

Greene County Public Library

Greene County Records Center and Archives

Guernsey County Historical Society

Hancock Historical Museum

Harbor-Topky Memorial Library

Hardin County Museums

Harding Hospital Museum

Harris-Elmore Public Library

Harrison County Historical Society

Henderson Memorial Public Library

Henry County Historical Society

Henry R. Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions, University of Cincinnati Libraries, University of Cincinnati

Herrick Memorial Library

Highland County District Library

Highland County Historical Society

Hiram College

Hiram Historical Society

Historical Collections of the Great Lakes

Hocking County Historical and Genealogical Society and Museum

Holmes County District Public Library

Holmes County Historical Society

Holy Cross-Immaculata Church

Hopewell Culture National Historical Park

Hudson Library and Historical Society

Huron Historical Society

Huron Public Library

Hurt/Battelle Memorial Library

Ida Rupp Public Library

Jack Nicklaus Museum

Jackson Center Historical Society

Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives

Jefferson Depot, Inc.

John Paulding Historical Society

Johnny Appleseed Museum

Kelton House Museum and Garden

Kent Historical Society

Kent State University

Kent State University Museum

Killbuck Valley Museum

Kinsman Free Public Library

Kirtland Temple Historic Site

Knox County Historical Society

Lake Erie Islands Historical Society

Lake Township Historical Society

Lake View Cemetery

Lakeside Heritage Society, Inc.

Lakewood Public Library

Lane Public Library

Licking County Historical Society

Lillian Jones Museum

Logan County District Library

Logan County Historical Society

Lorain City Schools

Lorain County Historical Society

Lorain Historical Society

Lorain Public Library System

Loudonville Public Library

Louisville Public Library

Lucasville Area Historical Society

Lucy Hayes Heritage Center

Lynchburg Historical Society

Mac-A-Cheek Foundation

Madison County Historical Society

Mahoning Valley Historical Society

Malabar Farm State Park

Malone University

Manchester Historical Society

Mansfield Reformatory Preservation Society

Mansfield-Richland County Public Library

Marietta College

Marion County Historical Society

Marion Palace Theatre

Marion Union Station Association

Marlboro Township Historical Society

Marshallville Historical Society

Marvin Memorial Library

Mary L. Cook Public Library

Mary Lou Johnson-Hardin County District Library

Massillon Museum

Massillon Museum Foundation, Inc.

Massillon Public Library

McComb Public Library

McCook House Museum

McKinley Birthplace Home and Research Center

McKinley Memorial Library

McKinley Museum and National Memorial

McKinley Presidential Library & Museum

Mechanicsburg Public Library

Medical Heritage Center, Ohio State University

Mentor Public Library

Mercer County Historical Museum

Methodist Theological School in Ohio

Miami Conservancy District

Miami University

Miami University Archives

Miamisburg Historical Society

Middletown Historical Society

Middletown Public Library

Milan-Berlin Library District

Mill Creek MetroParks

Missionaries of the Precious Blood

Montgomery County Historical Society

Moreland Hills Historical Society

Mount St. Joseph University

Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Munroe Falls Historical Society

Museum of Carousel Art & History

Museum of Fulton County

Myers University

NASA Office of Public Affairs

National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center

National Heisey Glass Museum

National Museum of the United States Air Force

Neil Armstrong Air & Space Museum

Niles Historical Society

Noble County Historical Society

North Canton Heritage Society

North Canton Public Library

Norwalk Public Library


Notre Dame College

Oak Harbor Public Library

Oak Hill Public Library

Oberlin College Archives

Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center

Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation

Ohio Department of Natural Resources

Ohio Dominican University

Ohio Genealogical Society

Ohio History Connection

Ohio National Guard

Ohio State University Archives

Ohio State University Cartoon Research Library

Ohio State University Music and Dance Library

Ohio State University Orton Geological Museum

Ohio State University Rare Books

Ohio State University Theatre Research Institute

Ohio State University, John Glenn Archives

Ohio University, Mahn Center for Archives & Special Collections

Ohio Wesleyan University Historical Collection

Ohioana Library

Old St. Mary’s Church

Ottawa County Museum

Otterbein College

Patrick Henry School District

Paulding County Carnegie Library

Pemberville Public Library

Peninsula Library and Historical Society/Cuyahoga Valley Historical Museum

Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial

Piatt Castles

Pickaway County Historical Society

Pike County Commissioner’s Office

Pike Heritage Foundation Museum

Pioneer & Historical Society of Muskingum

Piqua Historical Area State Memorial

Plain City Public Library and Plain City Historical Society

Pontifical College Josephinum

Portage County Historical Society

Portsmouth Public Library

Preble County District Library

Procter & Gamble Company Corporate Archives

Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County

Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County

Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning Co.

Puskarich Public Library

Putnam County District Library

Putnam County Historical Society

Quaker Meeting House

Reed Memorial Library

Richland County Historical Society

Richwood-North Union Public Library

Ritter Public Library

Rocky River Historical Society

Rocky River Public Library

Rodman Public Library

Rose Melnick Medical Museum Youngstown State University

Ross C. Purdy Museum

Ross County Historical Society

Rossford Public Library

Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library and Museums

Salem Historical Society

Sandusky Library

Sandusky Library/Follett House Museum

Sauder Village

Scioto County Historical Society

Selover Public Library

Seville Historical Society

Shaker Heights Public Library

Shaker Historical Society

Shawnee State University

Shelby County Historical Society

Sinclair Community College

Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati

Sisters of Notre Dame

Sisters of St. Francis

Sisters of the Precious Blood

Smith Library of Regional History

South Euclid Historical Society

Southeast Ohio History Center

Southern Ohio Museum

Southwest Public Libraries

Spring Hill Historic Home

St. John’s Episcopal Church of Worthington

St. Paris Public Library

Stark County District Library

Start County District Library

State Library of Ohio

Steamship William G. Mather Museum

Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library

Strongsville Historical Society

Summit County Probate Court

Swanton Public Library

Taft Museum of Art

Tallmadge Historical Society

The Castle

Thurber House

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library

Toledo Lucas County Public Library

Toledo Museum of Art

Tri-State Warbird Museum

Trumbull County Historical Society

Tuscarawas County Historical Society

Twinsburg Public Library

Union County Historical Society

Union Township Public Library

United Church of Christ Archives

University of Akron

University of Cincinnati

University of Cincinnati German-Americana Collection

University of Dayton

University of Findlay

University of Rio Grande

Upper Sandusky Community Library

Urbana University

Ursuline College

Ursulines of Brown County

Wadsworth Ella M. Everhard Public Library

Wadsworth Public Library

Ward M. Canaday Center, University of Toledo

Warren County Genealogical Society

Washington County Public Library

Waterville Historical Society

Watt Center for History & the Arts

Wauseon Public Library

Way Public Library

Wayne County Public Library

Wayne County Public Library – Shreve Branch

Wells Public Library

Western Reserve Historical Society

Westerville Public Library

Westlake Porter Public Library

Wickliffe Public Library

Wilberforce University

William Holmes McGuffey Museum

William Howard Taft National Historic Site

Williams County Public Library

Willoughby Historical Society

Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library

Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library – Eastlake

Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library – Willoughby

Wood County District Public Library

Wood County Historical Center

Wornstaff Memorial Public Library

Worthington Historical Society

Worthington Libraries

Wright State University

Wyandot County Historical Society

Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor

Youngstown State University Archives & Special Collections


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