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Victorian Mourning Culture: Women’s Mourning Accessories

Women’s clothing in the Victorian Era extended beyond simple clothing and in mourning, women had special accessories for this period.  When a loved one died, everything from hair pieces to gloves was affected.  In these socially expected ways women could … Continue reading

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Archives Contest Entry: Paper Boy On a Unicycle

While the “I Found It in the Archives Contest” has concluded for 2014, we want to take this opportunity to share all of the fascinating entries that were submitted to the Ohio History Connection’s local contest. Special thanks to everyone … Continue reading

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Welcome Becky Preiss Odom

We are very excited to introduce our newest history curator, Becky Preiss Odom. Welcome to the Ohio History Connection! My love of history began in the fourth grade when I researched my house for a school project. I went to … Continue reading

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Archives Contest Entry: Finding Something that was Missing

While the “I Found It in the Archives Contest” has concluded for 2014, we want to take this opportunity to share all of the fascinating entries that were submitted to the Ohio History Connection’s local contest. Special thanks to everyone … Continue reading

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Saving the Stories of Former Slaves

The Works Progress Administration and the Slave Narrative Today’s Archives Month object is one of the numerous photos from the Ohio Guide Collection.  These photographs were taken and collected by the Federal Writers’ Project, part of the Works Progress Administration … Continue reading

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Victorian Mourning Culture: Women as the True Mourners

For Victorian women, mourning was an emotional outlet, an acceptable public display in a strict social sphere. Women had power in their mourning; they had the responsibility to show grief and love of the deceased. While men were expected to … Continue reading

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Grand Finale for Archives Contest

The I Found It In the Archives contest has officially wrapped up for 2014. The Ohio History Connection ran our local I Found It In the Archives contest from June 1 through August 1, 2014. Our winner, Deborah M. Tracy, … Continue reading

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