Category Archives: collections

Celebrate Electronic Records Day 1010!

The Council of State Archivists (CoSA) is celebrating Electronic Records Day this Thursday, 10.10.  This is a day to raise awareness about the importance of electronic records and the need to properly manage and preserve them.  In honor of Electronic … Continue reading

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We Have First Ladies Dresses!

One of the best parts of my job is working with our costume collection. OHS has an extensive collection of men’s, women’s, and children’s costumes that includes everything from baseball uniforms to ball gowns to swimsuits. One of the highlights … Continue reading

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October is American Archives Month

October is the month that archivists in Ohio and across the nation work together to promote the value of the information and services we provide our users. One of our traditional Archives Month activities is for each state to create … Continue reading

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What are Manumission Registers?

And more importantly, how do you find them? They are registers of free African Americans living in Ohio prior to the Civil War. Those that have survived are a rich genealogical and historical resource. The book Registers of Blacks in … Continue reading

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Alliance Argo Airplane is a Rare Gem

One of only twenty ever built, the Alliance Argo was the first non-combat aircraft sturdy enough to perform an outside loop. If you don’t know, that is a vertical loop done with the pilot on the outside of the loop … Continue reading

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Curators Talks on Saturdays at the Ohio Historical Center

Thinking of visiting the Ohio Historical Center? Free with admission are informal talks by our curators on a variety of timely topics. Where: Museum Floor of the Ohio Historical Center When:Saturdays at 2 PM September 21 On the Road with … Continue reading

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“Ain’t I a Woman?” Sojourner Truth’s Famous Speech in the Newspapers

On May 28-29, 1851, a Women’s Rights Convention was held in Akron, Ohio, to rally support for women’s suffrage. That year, Ohio was holding a Constitutional Convention, and petitions were being collected across the state asking the legislature to give … Continue reading

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Ask A Curator Day is Back for 2013

Ask a Curator Day is Back! On Wednesday, September 18, 2013 curators from around the world will be answering questions from the public via Twitter for Ask a Curator Day. And our own OHS curators will be joining in on … Continue reading

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Getting to Know Amunet

For decades visitors to the Ohio Historical Society have been intrigued by the Egyptian mummy in a wooden coffin that was long on exhibit. Her identity and her life story were unknown. Recent research, tests and consultation with experts in … Continue reading

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Capturing a Moment: The Ohio Society of Professional Engineers Time Capsule

At the Ohio Historical Society, the curators are often asked about unusual objects in our collection. We come across interesting objects every day when doing research for articles and exhibits. Today, I came across something intriguing in our collections facility, … Continue reading

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