Category Archives: Digital Projects

More Ohio Civil War Era Papers Now Online at Chronicling America!

On February 6, 1862, Confederate General Lloyd Tilghman surrendered Fort Henry, located on the Tennessee River, to Union forces led by Ohioan General Ulysses S. Grant. The Belmont Chronicle declared this a “Brilliant Naval Victory” in its February 13, 1862 … Continue reading

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Remembering Pearl Harbor

Dec. 7, 2011, marks the 70th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. In interviews from Ohio Historical Society collections, see and hear service members and those who were on the home front recall life during World War II. … Continue reading

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Ohio Civil War Newspapers Now Available on Chronicling America!

Ohio Civil War Newspapers Now Available on Chronicling America! 150 years ago today, on November 7, 1861, Ohioan General Ulysses S. Grant led Union troops in the Battle of Belmont (in Missouri) against the forces of Confederate General Leonidas Polk. … Continue reading

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They Like Us, They Really Like Us!

The OHS web site is on Family Tree Magazine’s list of Best State Websites for Geneaology! We are only one of 75 websites to be recognized. What are some of our online resources that got their attention? Check them out … Continue reading

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(Almost) Everything You Need to Know About Searching for Newspaper Pages in Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers

Everything you know and love about Chronicling America  just got better. The Library of Congress  recently updated the website, which is home to select digitized American newspapers from 1860 to 1922 and information about American newspapers from 1690 to present. … Continue reading

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Stay Cool on Saturdays in June at the Ohio Historical Center

If you are looking for a way to beat the heat in June, visit the Ohio Historical Center. In addition to our new exhibit, Controversy: Pieces You Don’t Normally See, there will be staff talks on the museum floor every … Continue reading

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It’s April: Time for Severe Weather in Ohio

From the Greene County Public Library While much of Ohio should see no more than thunderstorms tomorrow, April has brought a number of severe weather events to Ohio. The 1974 tornado that tore through Xenia on April 3-4 is perhaps … Continue reading

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African American Photograph Collections in OHS Archives

In honor of African American History Month, I wanted to share some of the unique photographs in the OHS Archives that tell the stories of African American Ohioans. They are available to researchers in the Archives/Library reading room at the … Continue reading

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Ohio Memory in the News

An Ohio Memory partner, Shannon Kupfer at the State Library of Ohio, has an article about about the project in the November 2010 issue of Computers in Libraries. Abstract: The article provides information on the Ohio Memory project of the … Continue reading

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The Cravers are Coming to OHS

White Castle Inducts Its Most Dedicated Fans Into Cravers Hall of Fame From California to New York, from Texas to Minnesota men and women are coming to Columbus to be honored for their love of small hamburgers. White Castle is … Continue reading

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