Category Archives: collections

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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Flattening Techniques for Documents: Putting What We Learned to Practice

This past May, I attended a workshop on humidification and flattening techniques for documents at the Preservation Lab inside University of Cincinnati’s Langsam Library, with two of my colleagues, Teresa and Carla. The workshop was held by the Ohio Preservation … Continue reading

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Artist Drew Ernst visits the Collections!

As we prepare for Emerson Burkhart: Reflections of an Artist, check out this post from our Natural History curators about how another Ohio artist is using our collections! Last October we published a blog about another use of the natural … Continue reading

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Red Bird Stadium and Emerson Burkhart

Our latest exhibition, Reflections of an Artist: Emerson Burkhart is opening on Wednesday, September 3.  Emerson Burkhart (1905-1969) ruled the Columbus art scene during the 1950s and 1960s with his honest portraits and depictions of life in the city. While Burkhart was … Continue reading

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Ask a Curator Day Returns!

Ask a Curator Day is Back! On Wednesday, September 17, 2014 curators from around the world will be answering questions from the public via Twitter for Ask a Curator Day. And our own curators will be joining in on the … Continue reading

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Register Your Kroger Plus Card to Support Ohio History!

Don’t forget to register your Kroger Plus Card to support Ohio History! The more you shop, the more rewards you earn for history. Last year, our staff, volunteers, members and friends raised over $2,100! Register your Kroger Plus Card today … Continue reading

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State Wide I Found It In the Archives Contest

Cast a vote for your favorite I Found It In the Archives entry from institutions across Ohio! The statewide competition is sponsored by the Society of Ohio Archivists. There are finalists from three organizations: Ohio History Connection University of Akron … Continue reading

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