Category Archives: collections

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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The House of Harold: H. Harold Curmode’s Journey from Hobbyist to Fashion Designer

From October 12-18, Columbus Fashion Week will showcase local design talent. So, we thought it would be a great idea to write a post about a local Columbus designer. H. (Harry) Harold Curmode designed clothes from the 1950s to the … Continue reading

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Putting Ohioans to Work

October is Archives Month! This year’s theme is Ohio in the Depression. This is the third in a series of blog posts highlighting photographs of people and places in Ohio during the 1930s. Today’s Archives Month image is one of … Continue reading

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Victorian Mourning Culture: How Men Mourned

Between high infant mortality rates, periodic plagues, and military conflicts for an expanding Western empires, death was an everyday occurrence during the Victorian Period. As a result, an entire social structure developed around the idea of death and how to … Continue reading

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Electronic Records Day this Friday 1010!

The Council of State Archivists (CoSA) is celebrating Electronic Records Day this Friday, 10.10. Electronic Records Day is an opportunity to raise awareness among government agencies, related professional organizations, the general public and other stakeholders about the crucial role electronic … Continue reading

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