Category Archives: Conservation and Preservation

Have You Seen Glass Plate Negatives?

 How do you handle and store them? Is it possible to copy them?  Glass plates were the first base for photographic negatives. In use from the 1850s through the 1920s, they were used by both amateur and professional photographers; photographers … Continue reading

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2012 OHRAB Archives Achievement Award Recipients

The Ohio Historical Records Advisory Board (OHRAB) is pleased to announce that the Euclid Public Library and the Clark County Historical Society have received the 2012 OHRAB Achievement Awards. The OHRAB Achievement Award recognizes significant accomplishments in preserving and improving … Continue reading

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OHS in the News

The White Castle “Cravers” were here. White Castle Inducts Cravers from California to New York OHS stafff Chris Buchanan and Tom Rieder were interviewed during a recent visit from NBC4 meteorologist Ben Gelber. Historic Home Lifted for Flood Protection News … Continue reading

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Ohioans Remember William Tecumseh Sherman

Civil War General William Tecumseh Sherman is well remembered in Ohio.  In his hometown of Lancaster the Fairfield Heritage Association maintains his birthplace as a museum. During Heritage Days in Lancaster staff from the Ohio Historical Society visited the site … Continue reading

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Zoar Named One of 11 Most Endagered Places

Zoar, Ohio, has been named one of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s 11 Most Endangered Places for 2012 The designation, announced June 6, includes Zoar Village State Memorial, an Ohio Historical Society site that is administered for the society … Continue reading

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How Do Weather Events Affect Collections?

Just as we were preparing to leave work for the week on Friday, June 29th a storm with winds blowing up to 80 miles per hour blew through Columbus and central Ohio. Trees were uprooted and power lines taken down … Continue reading

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Tips for Saving Your Digital Photographs

Many of us are taking many, maybe all, of our personal photographs with digital cameras and cell phones. There are steps that you can take to save them for the future. Saving *Download digital photographs from your camera and cell … Continue reading

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