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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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Can You Pass the Test? Teacher Certification Exams in Ohio’s Historic Newspapers

In order to teach in Ohio public schools, teachers now and in the past are required to pass formal examinations that measure their competency and academic skills in a variety of areas.  During the early 20th century, the Greenville Journal, … Continue reading

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More Ohio Newspapers Added to Chronicling America!

The Library of Congress has added another 9,000 pages of historic Ohio newspapers to Chronicling America! Kalida Venture (1845-1854) Maumee Express (1837-1838) Maumee City Express (1838-1840) Pomeroy Weekly Telegraph (1860-1866) Ravenna Democratic Press (1868-1895) Ravenna Ohio Star (1852-1854) Ravenna Portage County … Continue reading

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Still Time to Vote in Ohio Memory Madness

Ohio Memory Madness Final Four voting has begun. Who’s (I mean “what’s”) still in the running to become the 2014 Ohio Memory Madness Champion? • Defibrillator Prototype from the Dittrick Medical History Center vs. Dan Emmett Violin from the Ohio … Continue reading

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