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Victorian Mourning Culture: What Was It?

The Victorian Age, which roughly corresponds to Queen Victoria’s reign in England (1837-1901), was a time of many elaborate cultural rituals and societal expectations. From birth to marriage to social calls, many men and women acted in roles expected of … Continue reading

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New Death Records Now Available Online in the Ohio History Connection’s State Archives

The Ohio History Connection’s State Archives’ online catalog of death records has expanded. On October 1, the Ohio Department of Health transferred nearly two million death certificates from the years 1954 to 1963 to the Ohio History Connection. Previously, these … Continue reading

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New Papers on Chronicling America!

Fall is officially here, and so are more Ohio newspapers on Chronicling America, the Library of Congress’s free digital newspaper database!  Issues from the following newspapers are now online and keyword-searchable: From Cadiz (Harrison County) Cadiz Sentinel (1844), 1844-1846, 1850-1851 … Continue reading

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Farm Security Administration Photographers in Ohio

October is Archives Month! This year’s theme is Ohio in the Depression. This is the first in a series of blog posts highlighting photographs of people and places in Ohio during the 1930s. Ohio in the Depression: Farm Security Administration … Continue reading

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What happened on May 4, 1970?

A controversy recently arose surrounding the clothing company, Urban Outfitters, when they began advertising the sale of a Kent State University sweatshirt, with  what appeared to be blood stains splattered across it. While reporting on the controversy, Several established media … Continue reading

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Emerson Burkhart and Self Portraits

“It’s cheaper than hiring a model and it’s reliable. It’s always there when I want it.” Emerson Burkhart on Self Portraits Reflections of an Artist: Emerson Burkhart opened last week in our 3rd Floor Library Lobby and First Floor Spotlight … Continue reading

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Ohio Art Company

Recently, we received a large collection of products made by the Ohio Art Company. Most famous for the Etch-A-Sketch, this company has been making lithographs and toys since 1908; this donation has objects spanning 70 years of the company’s products.  … Continue reading

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