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I Found it In the Archives Contest 2014

The Ohio History Connection is sponsoring the I Found It In the Archives essay and video contest to show how the items and information found in the nation’s archives touch peoples’ lives. We’re seeking entrants who have found something special … Continue reading

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New Civil War Collections at the Ohio History Connection

Civil War Cartes de Visite The Ohio History Connection recently acquired twelve cartes de visite of Civil War Officers from Ohio who served in the Union Army: Godfrey Weitzel, William D. Whipple, Walter C. Whitaker, Edward A. Wild, Orlando B. … Continue reading

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From Atlanta to Normandy, Pride Parades to Picnics

Join our curators at the Ohio History Center in June for talks on a variety of subjects! June 7 See You on the Beach: 70th Anniversary of D Day June 6, 1944 was the momentous day that the United States … Continue reading

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Curators Working Together

At the Ohio History Connection our curatorial staff work in three disciplines, archaeology, history and natural history. We find, however, that there are not neat lines in between them and that we have a lot to learn by working together. For … Continue reading

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How Do You Research a Company That No Longer Exists?

Sometimes additional information comes to light after we have published something. This recently happened in the May/June 2014 issue of Echoes, the Ohio Historical Society newsletter. For a newsletter feature called “Ask the Staff,” I was recently asked by a … Continue reading

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Hot off the Presses from Cincinnati and Medina

New Papers Added to Chronicling America! The Ohio Historical Society is pleased to announce that more historic Ohio newspapers have been added to Chronicling America, the Library of Congress’s free digital newspaper database.  Issues from the following newspapers are now … Continue reading

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Putting the Clues Together: Learning More about Your Family Photographs

Have you ever wished you could find out more about the old photographs you’ve collected? There may be information captured in those images that can tell you more than you realize. Learning to sharpen your observation skills and picking up … Continue reading

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If you like the Collections blog…

…you may also like the blog Now See Hear! This blog is about the collections at the National Audiovisual Conservation Center and the staff’s efforts to preserve and make accessible to the public a treasure trove of the nation’s heritage … Continue reading

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Birds, Tomatoes, Vaudeville and More

During curators talks in May our staff will be discussing a wide variety of topics! May 3 Tis Sweet to Be Remembered: Josephine Klippart, A Columbus Artist Who Got Her Starting Drawing Birds and Fish Josephine Klippart was a Columbus … Continue reading

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Jerrie Mock’s Historic Flight

Jerrie Mock was the first woman to fly solo around the world. Geraldine Fredritz Mock was born on November 22, 1925 in Newark, Ohio. Mock became interested in planes at the age of 7, when her father took her to … Continue reading

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